MoHealthWINs Allowed SFCC to ‘Go the Extra Mile’ to Help Students
The MoHealthWINs Grant provided needed tuition for entry level programs at State Fair Community College to train students to become Certified Nursing Assistants, Certified Medical Technicians, Phlebotomists or Sonographers. Students were primarily low income, low skilled, unemployed women. The grant provided the funds for them to complete the training and get a job. The grant also allowed the concept of ‘Intrusive Advisement’ to be tested.
Intrusive advisement simply means that admissions and advisement specialists work one-on-one with students to help them stay on track to complete their course of studies. Students can receive tutoring, retention counseling and help landing internships and practicum opportunities. Intrusive advising provides a “one-stop-shop” to make a student’s journey through college seamless and efficient. It was so successful in the grant program that it is being adopted campus-wide.
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State Fair Community College rolls out new CNA, CMT courses
State Fair Community College has added Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) and Certified Medication Technician (CMT) to the list of MoHealthWINs grant-funded courses. Both are part of SFCC’s Health Care Specialist Nurse Aide program.
Through the MoHealthWINs program free tuition for CNA and CMT courses is available to eligible students. For more information about MoHealthWINs and the application process, contact Kara Wheeler, admissions and advisement specialist, at (660) 596-7433 or firstname.lastname@example.org. For information about the courses and the Health Care Specialist Nurse Aide program, contact Program Coordinator Joyce Jennings at (660) 596-7466 or email@example.com.
A Certified Nurse Assistant works closely with the health care team, must have a strong grasp of emergency procedures and be able to observe a patient’s condition and report that information back to a nurse.
Classes are offered online and on-ground; clinicals are held at various locations. It will be offered in a fast track eight-week format from June 4 to July 30, Aug. 19 to Oct. 10 and Oct. 15 to Dec. 13.
A Certified Medication Technician works in long-term care facilities, administers non-parenteral (oral or by inhalation) medications and assists RNs or LPNs with medication therapy.
This course is offered online and on-ground; clinicals are held at various locations. It will be offered in a fast track eight-week format from June 4 to July 30 and Aug. 19 to Oct. 10.
MoWINs Project Director