This summer, LVMC’s skilled nursing facility, the Comprehensive Care Center, is offering a free Nursing Assistant Training Program.
This educational effort is a way to give students a diverse and comprehensive education and, if desired, provide a career path to nursing.
The Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) course includes eight weeks of intensive classes and training.
Students are paid minimum wage while attending classes. The course is expected to occur from June 29 – Aug. 20, 2021.
Applicants must be high school graduates and at least 18 years old and complete Lompoc Valley Medical Center reference and background checks. If chosen for the program, applicants must complete a pre-employment physical exam, including a drug screening, and provide documentation of their ability to work for LVMC legally.
Students must attend three mandatory days of classes each week of the program and complete 160 hours of Theory and Clinical education.
The program classes will take place on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 8 am. to 4:30 pm. The program will accept 15 students. The instructor will be the CCC Director of Staff Development, Myralda Hulsizer, LVN.
During on-site classroom training, students will learn all aspects of patient care through lectures and hands-on demonstrations. Students will then have clinical training, working directly with patients in the facility. Course subjects include application of body mechanics; bed making; catheter care; oxygen therapy; physical restraints; postmortem care, residents’ rights, vital signs, nutrition intake and output, infection control, patient hygiene care, sensory loss, and more.
The LVMC Training Program prepares the student for eligibility for State Board testing and, upon passing, employment as a nursing assistant.
For more information, contact Myralda Hulsizer, (805) 875-8921.