Free training for certified nursing assistants
March 02, 2015

The continuing education division at Wor-Wic Community College is offering free training classes for current certified nursing assistants (CNAs) to advance their careers. Interested CNAs must attend an informational meeting on Tuesday, March 3, at either 9 a.m. or 3 p.m., in Room 105 of Henson Hall on the college campus on the corner of Route 50 and Walston Switch Road in Salisbury.

The “CNA Advantage” class includes 55 hours of classroom instruction and 45 hours in a clinical externship at a local health care facility. The training includes communication skills, documentation, infection control, food and nutrition, customer service, stress management, conflict resolution and basic first aid certification.

The “Behavioral Health” class consists of 40 hours of classroom training that includes mental health first aid certification, wellness and recovery principles, basic mental illness and substance abuse diagnoses and medications, trauma informed care, suicide awareness and crisis de-escalation.

Enrollment is limited. To register for the informational meeting or for more information, call Teresa Tyndall, Wor-Wic’s continuing education director of allied health, at (410) 334-6781.

These classes are made possible by an Employment Advancement Right Now (EARN) grant awarded to the Eastern Shore Area Health Education Center by the Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation.