We graduated the first graduating class from the PFC David “Nick” Crombie Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) Training Academy this past December and are incredibly proud of their participation in the inaugural class.
This academy is a workforce development program housed within SNSVH offering 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.
Over the span of the 4-week program, participants underwent (120) hours of training. Forty hours were of classroom instruction and forty hours of laboratory practice and forty hours of supervised clinical instruction delivered on-site at the SNSVH. Participants who graduated and who pass the Certification Exam will be provided a front-line opportunity to apply for CNA positions within SNSVH.
The Crombie Academy is providing both training and CNA job opportunities at the Southern Nevada State Veterans Home (SNSVH) in Boulder City at no cost to participants. The Academy is named in honor of 19-year-old PFC Nick Crombie from Winnemucca, Nevada. Crombie was killed in 2006 when an improvised explosive device detonated near his Humvee during combat operations in Iraq. He was serving as a combat medic, assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 6th Infantry Regiment, in Baumholder, Germany.
If you or anyone you know is interested in applying for the academy, please visit https://veterans.nv.gov/new-certified-nursing-assistant-academy/ to learn more about the qualifications.