(Boulder City, Nevada) – The Nevada Department of Veterans Services (NDVS) is pleased to announce its new PFC Nick Crombie Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) Training Academy (Crombie Academy) received approval to begin operations from the Nevada State Board of Nursing in September.
The first cadre of CNAs will begin training on November 1, 2021. The Academy is named in honor of 19-year-old PFC Nick Crombie, from Winnemucca, Nevada. Read more about PFC Nick Crombie here.
The Crombie Academy, housed within the Southern Nevada State Veterans Home (SNSVH), will provide both training and CNA job opportunities at SNSVH. The workforce development program offers an introduction to basic nursing skills, nursing assistant duties and responsibilities, as well as an understanding of veteran culture in an acute and long-term care setting at SNSVH.
The 4-week (120) hours of training includes 40 hours of classroom instruction, 40 hours of laboratory practice and 40 hours of supervised clinical instruction delivered on-site at the SNSVH. Each 4-week session (30 hours per week) will have a maximum of 15 students. The training will prepare participants for the CNA State Board of Nursing Examination. Participants who pass the Certification Exam will be provided a front-line opportunity to apply for CNA positions within SNSVH.
“Our CNAs are a crucial part of our patient care team, and they help us to provide high quality care to our residents,” said Kat Miller, NDVS Director. “The CNA Academy will ensure we will have a highly trained pool of CNAs at the ready when needed so we are able to continue to provide the kind of care our residents deserve.”
Preference for selection will be given to Gold Star Families, veterans, spouses of veterans, families of SNSVH team members and Boulder City residents.
Candidates must have the ability to:
— Pass a State of Nevada/FBI background check per NRS 449.123 & NRS 449.174
— Pass a physical examination and provide proof of current immunizations, including MMR, TB, COVID-19 and Influenza
— Present proof of current CPR-BLS prior to the first day of training
— Wear personal protective equipment (PPE) per infection control protocols
— Speak, read, write and understand English
— Stand for long periods
— Lift up to 50 pounds unassisted
— High school diploma or equivalent is preferred
Interested candidates may submit an application packet via email, USPS, or in-person to:
Southern Nevada State Veterans Home
Attn: Sara Riggle, Administrative Assistant to the Administrator
100 Veterans Memorial Drive
The application packet should include:
— A cover letter addressed to Madeline Rice, RN, introducing yourself and explaining why you are interested in the program.
— A resume/summary of your education and work experience.