Want A Career in Healthcare?
Get your Certified Nursing Assistant certification in Bonners Ferry through North Idaho College and Boundary Community Hospital
In connection with North Idaho College (NIC), BCH offers CNA Classes at the Fry Healthcare Education Center, located on Kaniksu Street across from the main hospital. Class meets Tuesday and Thursday mornings over a 9-week period. We offer a unique classroom setting that can include guest speakers from speech, physical, occupational therapists and Reiki healers. Students can study, listen to lectures, or use a computer to do research at the Center. There is also a skills lab where all of the students can practice their skills with a partner and our equipment. In addition to these benefits, our course also provides 40 hours clinical training with real, hands-on patient experience.
Once a student passes our course, they qualify to take the Idaho Certification Nursing Assistant (CNA) tests. There is a skills test at Sandpoint NIC Outreach Center and then a written test at North Idaho Workforce Training Center in Post Falls, Idaho. (In order to pass this skills test, a student should practice their skills with a partner at least 8 hours after the course). We work with NIC to ensure your first state test (skills) is completed within two (2) weeks of graduation.
When a student passes these tests in Idaho, they can work anywhere in the state as a CNA. They can also work as a CNA in any reciprocity state* (states that accept Idaho licensure for CNAs). If you need any assistance with this process, just ask, we would be glad to help. See list of states below:
Alabama* Arizona* Arkansas* Colorado* District of Columbia* Florida* Georgia* Iowa* Kansas* Kentucky* Louisiana* Maine* Mississippi* Missouri* Montana* Nebraska* New Mexico* North Carolina* North Dakota* Oklahoma* South Carolina* South Dakota* Tennessee* Texas* Utah* Virginia* West Virginia* Wisconsin* Wyoming*
CNA Class Registration – Summer Semester 2021
Get your Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) certification in Bonners Ferry through North Idaho College and Boundary Community Hospital
Why study for CNA Certification?
Many advantages exist for both men and women as Certified Nursing Assistants. Instructor Kris Patterson explains, “They are the backbone of the healthcare system.” A CNA has a wide-range of employment options. Employers hire CNAs to work in hospitals, assisted living homes, nursing homes, home care agencies, rehabilitation centers, doctor’s offices, outpatient medical and surgical offices, hospices, respite care, group homes, and in schools. Choices available to CNAs include working with children, with the elderly, and with any age in-between.
Summer Semester June 15, 2021 – August 10, 2021
Classes held Tuesdays and Thursdays (days) in Bonners Ferry at the Fry Healthcare Education Center (on Kaniksu Street across from the main hospital building). Tuition is $875 which includes the class instruction and clinicals. Book, gait belt, CPR certification, State written and skills tests for certification to be paid by each student.
Contact: Instructor Kristine Patterson, RN at 208-267-6940 or email@example.com
- Complete this form and email or bring it to Kris Patterson (see above contact info): NIC Registration Form
- CNA Class Syllabus
- CNA Class Rules
- CNA Homework
- CNA Class Schedule
What’s Holding You Back?
CNA training can begin as early as the age of 16 and there is no age limit.
- A high school or college diploma is not a prerequisite for either the training or the certification.
- Graduates are work-ready.
- BCH offers scholarships for those that qualify.
- Non U.S. citizens eligible for a work permit may attend.
CNA Semester Schedule
We offer quarterly semester classes throughout the year. Please contact Education for more information.
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- Contact Kris at 208-267-6940 for payment arrangements.