Online CNA Program
Montana Health Network/NorthEast MT AHEC
in partnership with Pondera Medical Center
The Nursing Aid curriculum will prepare students for careers in healthcare under the supervision of the Licensed RN or LPN. Students learn the basic entry-level nursing skills to work in the healthcare setting as a Certified Nursing Aid. Curriculum includes providing or assisting in client care, bathing, dressing, grooming, toileting, ambulation, transferring, feeding, and use of equipment, documenting, and reporting the general well-being of the resident.
Theory and clinical study will provide necessary information and skills needed in long-term, home care, and acute care settings to take the Montana Department of Health, State Competency Evaluation Examination, which is required for the Nursing Assistant State Registry.
Students must provide proof of the following health requirements prior to enrollment in the program:
Tuberculosis testing-two step PPD or chest x-ray
Diphtheria-Tetanus /Pertussis-Tdap vaccination (up-to-date).
Influenza Virus Vaccine-in season.
BLS card-current (Montana Health Network does offer this course if needed).
Access to a computer with internet (Desktop computers available in the PMC IT Dept.)
Work shoes with closed toe
Nursing Assisting, A Foundation in Caregiving, 5th Edition.
The State exam includes written (computer) as well as a clinical (skills) portion. Clinical Testing will be conducted at Pondera Medical Center. Testing is through and examples are available online at: www.hdmaster.com.
Sign up for this four-week online course and begin your rewarding journey in the healthcare field from the convenience of your hometown! Four-week courses are ongoing!
If you are ready to start your career in the gratifying role as a Certified Nursing Assistant, please contact Jenny Broesder at Pondera Medical Center to learn more and schedule clinical on-floor training at PMC:
Jenny Broesder, Clinical Instructor
(406) 271-2201 (Phone)