• Jul 17, 2024
  • 5:55 PM

New Crombie Academy Offers Free Certified Nursing Assistant Training

Crombie Academy's First Graduation – Class of November 2021

(Boulder City, Nevada) – The Nevada Department of Veterans Services (NDVS) is pleased to announce its new PFC David “Nick" Crombie Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) Training Academy (Crombie Academy) received approval to begin operations from the Nevada State Board of Nursing in the Fall of 2021. The onsite Certified Nursing Training Academy is located at the Southern Nevada State Veterans Nursing Home (SNSVH) in Boulder City, Nevada. The program is free for participants and provides potential CNA job opportunities at the SNSVH.

The Academy is named in honor of 19-year-old PFC David “Nick" Crombie, from Winnemucca, Nevada.  Read more about PFC Nick Crombie here 

The Crombie Academy is a workforce development program that 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 

Boulder City, NV  89005 



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.