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CCC to Offer Certified Nursing Assistant Course

Written by Nora Wallace on in LVMC News

Lompoc Valley Medical Center: Comprehensive Care Center (CCC) is 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.

Lompoc Valley Medical Center: Comprehensive Care Center (CCC) is 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 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 of $11 per hour while attending classes.

Applicants must be a high school graduate or 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 schedules varied to include daytime, evening and night shifts.

Classes are anticipated to begin in April. The program will accept 15 students.

The instructor will be Director of Staff Development Myralda Hulsizer, LVN. Director of Nursing Riitta Speer will be the program director.

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 patients in the facility. Course subjects include subjects such as the application of body mechanics; bed making; catheter care; oxygen therapy; physical restraints; postmortem care; residents’ rights; vital signs; nutrition intake and an 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.

The 2017 CCC Nursing Assistant Training Program had a 100 percent passage rate on the California State Certification exam.

Applications to be a Nursing Assistant Training Program Student are available online on our “Careers” page. Updates will be posted as available on the LVMC website and Facebook page.

For more information, contact Myralda Hulsizer, (805) 875-8921.

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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.