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 Frontier Community College (FCC), in Fairfield, is offering Basic Nurse Assistant Training in Flora beginning August 16th.  The program includes classroom instruction and hands-on clinical training.  Space is limited, so interested students need to register as soon as possible.

Basic Nurse Assistant Training (HEA 1203) will meet on Mondays and Thursdays from 6:00 p.m. to 9:45 p.m. in Room 102 of the former Washington School building owned by Flora Community Unit Schools.  The class runs August 16th through December 6th.  Clinical hours will be completed between the dates of October 23rd and November 27th. Students will meet at Flora Rehabilitation & Health Care Center on Tuesdays from 2:00 p.m. until 11:00 p.m.  Mary Pittman will be the instructor for the class.

Anyone signed up for HEA 1203 must attend a mandatory orientation on Monday, August 13th, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.  The orientation will be held on FCCs campus in West Hall.

A Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) is responsible for basic care services such as bathing, grooming and feeding patients, assisting nurses with medical equipment, and checking patient vital signs.  A CNA gives important social and emotional support to patients and also provides vital information on patient conditions to nurses.  A CNA can be employed at hospitals, nursing homes, and home health care.

To register for the Basic Nurse Assistant Training program in Flora, or for additional information, call Frontier Community College at (618) 842-3711.