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June 30, 2017

Nurse assistant courses start in July

TrainND powered by Lake Region State College announces Nurse Assistant (CNA) training classes this summer.

The course dates are July 10th-14th, 17th, 19th-21st & 24th. There will be lectures and labs from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM and clinicals from 6:30 AM to 3:00 PM. The classes will be held in the Bergstrom Technical Center on the LRSC campus in Devils Lake, ND.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) employment is expected to grow 21 percent nationally between 2012 and 2022, faster than the average for all positions.

With the growing elderly population, the US will have an increased demand for caregivers, particularly in home and community-based long term care centers, developmental disability care facilities and respite care services. In order to work as a CNA, you need to complete a state-approved training class and pass a certification exam.

Certified Nurse Assistant training and certification may also be required for some medical degree programs, including registered nursing.

The Certified Nurse Assistant training program offered by TrainND Northeast consists of 75 hours of training. Students complete a combination of classroom lessons, lab instruction, and hands-on clinical practice. Each course is designed to allow time for intensive, individualized instruction.

The course fee is $800 including textbooks & state test fee. You can register online at lrsc.edu/workforce or call at 701.662.1578. More information can also be found at http://www.lrsc.edu/discover-lrsc/business-and-community/cna-non-degree.