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ASU-Beebe to offer CNA program

By The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

This article was published September 2, 2007 at 7:22 a.m.

— Arkansas State University-Beebe and White County Medical Center have partnered to provide college credit classes for people wishing to become a certified nursing assistant.

This partnership will allow students to enroll at ASU-Beebe and receive seven credit hours of college coursework while completing the state-mandated training program to become a CNA in Arkansas.

Certified nursing assistants are in high demand nationwide. This program may be ideal for individuals who desire to begin a career in health professions. Applicants should be at least 16 years of age to enter the program.

Eligible applicants may have the cost of the program paid through the Arkansas Career Pathways Initiative.

Additionally, the CPI program may provide assistance with fuel, daycare, tuition, and uniforms. CPI can also help students find employment when they complete the course.

Applicants should contact the Career Pathways Initiative Office on the ASU-Searcy campus at (501) 207-4044 to schedule an appointment for entrance into the program. Applicants not eligible for CPI assistance will needto make financial arrangements to pay for the cost of the class.

The program is approved by the Arkansas Department of Human Services Division of Medical Services Office of Long Term Care.

The next class will begin Monday, and additional classes are planned for each following month. All classes will be conducted at White County Medical Center's South Campus at 1200 South Main in Searcy.

Three Rivers, Pages 120 on 09/02/2007

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