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New Certified Nurse Aid training set at U.H. Maui College

By Staff | Nov 2, 2017

KAHULUI – Ready for a career in healthcare? The new Certified Nurse Aid training program at the University of Hawaii Maui College begins Nov. 21 to provide a pathway to a career in healthcare.

The program provides students with the fundamental nursing and care giving techniques. The seven-week course consists of 150 hours of both a classroom and intensive hands-on approach that gives students the necessary tools to be a skilled healthcare provider.

The course offers the necessary tools to prepare students for the state examination and a testing facility to take the exam. After successfully passing the state exam, students will be credentialed as a Certified Nurse Aid (CNA) and a member of the Hawaii Nurse Aide Registry.

For students in need of tuition assistance, Hale Makua Health Services is offering scholarships of up to $1,100 per student. You must apply for and be offered full-time or regular part-time employment as a nurse aide with Hale Makua.

If offered a position, you must agree to work at least one year, including passing the state certification exam, or repay the scholarship in full. For more information on the scholarship, contact Hale Makua Human Resources at 871-9263.

The training program prepares participants to work in hospitals, long-term care facilities, care homes, private homes, adult day care facilities and clinics.

“We are excited to offer this training program through U.H. Maui College to support the demand for trained CNAs in the local workforce. It is a wonderful opportunity to have a viable and rewarding career,” said Debbi Brown, CNA Program coordinator at UHMC.

Register for the training (course #HLTH6003) online at www.EdventureMaui.com. For more information, contact Brown at debbi@hawaii.edu or 984-3231.

The new training program will be offered Nov. 21, 2017 to Jan. 10, 2018.