Sparks nurse grads

From left: Qushanda McCray, Eufaula; Rolonda Evans, Eufaula; Maudell Morris, Eufaula; Kaziah Martin, Clayton; Vonquita Lane, Eufaula; and Kanekia Washington, Cuthbert, Georgia. Not pictured is Dana Williams, Eufaula.

Wallace Community College -- Sparks Campus in Eufaula recently pinned six new Certified Nursing Assistants in a ceremony held Sept. 3. The students are ready to join teams at area healthcare facilities.

Students receiving their certificates included Qushanda McCray, Dana Williams, Vonquita Lane, Rolonda Evans, and Maudell Morris, all of Eufaula, and Kaziah Martin of Clayton.

Certified Nursing Assistants (CNA) are very important members of the health care team. They work in nursing homes, home health agencies, hospitals, hospice organization, and other facilities providing health care to individuals. CNA instructors are Barbara Jackson and Earnestine Crews. Jackson is a Wallace Community College Associate Degree Nursing graduate.

This 25-day program provides classroom instruction and hands-on skills training to prepare CNAs to take the Alabama Nurse Aide Registry examination. Wallace Community College graduates find employment throughout the area and provide quality care to those who need it most.

To attend the CNA program, students must have a high school diploma or equivalent, pass a background check, and take a two-step TB skin test. Students must provide their own uniforms.

For more information on future classes, call (334) 556-2203 to register for classes in Dothan or (334) 556-2414 for classes in Eufaula. The next class begins Sept. 9. This course is approved for WIOA funding.

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