CCC to Offer Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) Course

Written by Nora Wallace on in LVMC News

LVMC’s Comprehensive Care Center is again offering a free Nursing Assistant Training Program at the skilled nursing facility.

LVMC’s Comprehensive Care Center is again offering a free Nursing Assistant Training Program at the skilled nursing facility.

This educational effort is a way to give students a diverse and comprehensive education and, if desired, provide a career path to nursing. The course will tentatively begin the first week in November.

The Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) course includes eight weeks of intensive classes and training. There will be an additional two mandatory weeks of side-by-side companion training with a CCC CNA prior to the start of coursework.

Students are paid the minimum wage while attending all training.

Applicants must be a high school graduate, at least 18 years old and successfully 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 ability to legally work for LVMC.

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 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The two weeks of companion training will occur during weekdays, with varied schedules to include daytime, evening and night shifts.

The program will accept 15 students and three alternates.

The instructor will be Director of Staff Development Myralda Hulsizer, LVN.

During on-site classroom training, students will learn all aspects of patient care, through lectures and via hands-on demonstrations. Students will then have clinical training, working directly with residents 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 Nursing Assistant Training Program prepares the student for eligibility for State Board testing and upon passing, employment as a nursing assistant.

Applications for the training program are available at under the “Careers” heading. Updates will be posted as available on the LVMC website and Facebook page.

For more information, contact Myralda Hulsizer at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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Author: Nora Wallace, Public Relations

Nora Wallace was hired as LVMC’s Public Relations Coordinator in October 2014. She previously was employed as a newspaper reporter for 25 years at the Santa Barbara News-Press, primarily covering North County news. At LVMC, Nora is also responsible for the management of the Blue Coat hospital volunteers. She is a graduate of Santa Barbara City College and earned a Bachelor’s of Arts degree in journalism from San Francisco State University.