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JWCC's Certified Nursing Assistant program trying to fill open spots


Nurses are in high demand, so why did a local college struggle to fill spots in a popular training course?  John Wood Community College associated Dean of Health Sciences Betty McDonnell said she's filled this class with ease except for a couple times in her 23 years with the program.

The course holds 10 people, and McDonnell said those slots typically fill up quickly because certified Nursing Assistants are in great demand.  
"If the employers don't have enough qualified work force to take care of those who are needing the care, then often times a love one you've placed in a nursing home or who might need home health care cannot get the most qualified person they would like to have hired," she said. 
She said if they couldn't fill the class, they would have had to move students to another class or register them for another one later in the semester. 
McDonnell does expect numbers to get better.  For more information on how you can register in the Certified Nursing Assistant program, you can click on the link.  



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