Officials with the nursing program at Missouri State University-West Plains will offer an eight-week certified nursing assistant (CNA) training program beginning Nov. 5 at the Greater Ozarks Center for Advanced Technology (GOCAT), 395 Jackie Garrett Ave., in West Plains.
The CNA training program is a non-credit course designed to provide training and clinical experience in the healthcare field. It will include eight weeks of lecture, lab and clinical instruction.
The program offers many benefits:
- the convenience of short-term evening classes;
- specialized training from licensed instructors with professional experience;
- a small class environment;
- and many career options upon successful completion.
Job placement assistance will be available for those who successfully complete the program, as well.
The training costs $1,432 per person and includes books and materials such as scrubs, a watch, blood pressure cuff and stethoscope. It also includes an examination fee and the costs of a background check, tuberculosis test and drug screening.
Funding options are available.
Applicants must be 18 years or older prior to the first day of class, have a high school diploma or equivalent, the ability to lift 50-plus pounds without restriction, and pass a criminal background check and drug screening.
For more information about the program or to register, contact Sheila Barton, project manager at GOCAT, at 417-255-7784 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information about GOCAT and its services, visit the GOCAT website.
For more information about Missouri State-West Plains and its academic programs, visit the university’s website or call the admissions office at 417-255-7955.