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Westside Terrace Healthcare offers paid career training

Westside Terrace Healthcare offers a new career opportunity for people in the Dothan area. Our award-winning nursing home has paid Certified Nursing Assistant training. No college education or previous professional experience is needed; however, a high school diploma or GED is necessary.

These monthly classes cover basic nursing skills and prepare students for advanced career education in the medical field. Upon successful completion of the classes and certification testing, the students will be offered positions at Westside Terrace.

Certified Nursing Assistants or CNAs are trained to perform routine tasks under the supervision of nursing and medical staff. They maintain a safe environment and perform selected duties related to the personal hygiene and the comfort of long-term care residents. Nursing assistants also observe physical, mental and emotional conditions and report any changes to the nursing or medical staff. Kristie Hughes, Westside Terrace administrator, believes CNAs have a vital role that extends beyond just providing needed care.

“A CNA is often the first person a resident sees in the morning and the last person they see at night so they are an important part of their lives. They listen, give encouragement and provide comforting compassion for our residents,” Hughes said. “It’s rewarding work that requires special people.”

For more information or to sign up for classes, click here.


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