Sheldon, Iowa — In the past few months, Northwest Iowa Community College has partnered with a couple of northwest Iowa healthcare providers to try and help these providers with a possible solution to the shortage of Certified Nurses Aides. The college, in conjunction with the healthcare facilities have been holding informational meetings to give people more information about the CNA field, and the opportunities available in that field. The most recent meeting took place earlier this week, in conjunction with Sanford Sheldon.
Julie Waldstein is the Healthcare Career Pathways Navigator at NCC, and she says that most all healthcare facilities face a need for CNA’s.
She told us about the next step in the process for those who attended the most recent meeting.
Waldstein says that, not only will Sanford offer contingent job opportunities to the people who complete the application and interview process, but Sanford will pay for the CNA training for those people, as well.
She says that the success of the meetings they’ve held so far have encouraged her to look into planning future meetings in partnership with other healthcare providers in the area.
These CNA informational meetings are a partnership between Northwest Iowa Community College and area healthcare facilities.