A no-cost 12-week program is being offered at the Delano District Skilled Nursing Facility to provide interested parties with a chance to receive their Certified Nursing Assistant certificate.
Classes will be held Monday, Tuesday, and Friday. Monday’s and Tuesday’s classes will be from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m. (Theory) and Friday’s classes will be from 6 am. to 2:30 p.m..
“In order to get into the CNA classes one must fill out an application they may get in person or via our website,” said Fransheska Andrade, admissions and discharges coordinator for public relations/marketing.
The classes are of no cost and supplies will be provided by the district.
“The supplies that we provide for the students are a uniform, book, BP CUPP, Stethoscope, and Gate belt,” said Andrade.
This program is beneficial to students because they offer students the opportunity to work with them after the completion of the classes.
“This program really helped me out a lot because I was able to get a job at the hospital right after this program. These classes gave me hands-on training, it wasn’t just listening to the teacher lecture the whole time,” said Samantha. “The fact that it was hands-on really helped me because when I started working at the hospital there was some stuff that I already knew how to do.”
This program will offer hands-on training and will teach students skills that they will need in the medical field.
“Students should join this program because it can bring our community more nursing assistants and also, it’s a good start for those who would want to be in the medical field,” said Andrade.
After completing the CNA program, the students will receive a Certified Nursing Assistant certificate.
“I would definitely recommend these classes to anyone who wants to be a nurse because you get great hands-on experience. You learn a lot and the supplies are provided for you so you save money,” said Samantha.
The classes are provided at the facility located at 1509 Tokay St Delano, CA 93215, and nothing will be required until they are selected into the program.