Joni Barry – CNA

CNA’s Have Heart!

Transfer Skills

CNA’s learn skills in the classroom lab prior to spending 40 hours in clinical rotation. Clinical includes time at Aspen Transitional Rehabilitation, St. Luke’s Urgent Care Facility, and St. Luke’s Medical Center.  Syllabus includes sequenced chapters in Pearson’s “Nursing Assistant Today.” At the completion of the semester students are prepared to take the state certification exam. This includes a written and skills test. Upon passing, students are then placed on the State of Idaho Registry. This is where employers look to hire from. They know these applicants are highly qualified and trained.This year I  will  be adding  “Assisting with Medications” to the curriculum. In many facilities, this may be part of the CNA duties upon employment.