I'd like to hear experiences of the grads from both the Salem Hospital and the Chemeketa Community College CNA programs with regard to the schooling. I'm interested in both, although CCC hides theirs under an odd name and I always have trouble finding it in the catalog. Is there an opinion if one will land you a better position than another?
Feb 22, '11
The CNA program at CCC is for CNA1 only, and is geered to get you ready to work in an LTC facitliy, and the Salem Hospital CNA course is for CNA 1 & CNA 2 (after you get hired) They do the class with the intention to give those in the class a good chance at getting a job here at the hospital. CNA 2 scope of practice is specific for hospitals, and allows you to check Blood Sugars and other things CNA 1's cannot do. (Currently CNA2 @ Salem Hospital)
Another thing; The CCC CNA instructors are jokes, I worked on of the LTC facilities where the SNA's came and did their clinicals and they are very unprepared for the clinical setting. I know that one of the instructors would take days of class room time and lecture the students about Gay Rights and Her opinions on Government and Politics..now tell me what that has to do with being a CNA??
and btw, The Salem Hospital CNA course PAYS you to take the course IF you get accepted...
Last edit by ArmyWife11B on Feb 22, '11
: Reason: spelling