Chris DiMaso | June 29, 2020
Villa St. Francis believes in giving back to the community and providing authentic leadership. That is why we offer a free CNA and CMA certification class with no strings attached. You could be on your way to making a difference in a healthcare setting. Your new career will give you a sense of pride every day as you touch the lives of people who need help.
Beginning in October 2019, the first class of CNAs began at Villa St. Francis. We continued those classes until the Covid-19 pandemic made it unsafe to continue. However, Director of Nursing James Njoroge, RN, is ready to reopen those classes. “Appropriate staffing and good employees are needed, we want to help fulfill this need,” explains James Njoroge.
According to a 2018 survey conducted by the National Council of State Boards of Nursing and The Forum of State Nursing Workforce Centers, more than half of the RN workforce is over 50, with over 1 million registered nurses reaching retirement age in the next 10 years (American Association of Colleges of Nursing). Meanwhile, baby boomers are hitting retirement age, and the future demand for qualified nursing care is expected to skyrocket, with the senior population expected to almost double over the next 30 years (US Census Bureau).
These statistics have been felt in the Villa St. Francis community. “We have many tenured, talented nursing team members who have been with us for years, but recently, we’ve seen the influx of similar applicants start to slow,” explains Villa St. Francis Director of Human Resources Kendra Unruh.
CNA and CMA classes are 90-96 hours of classroom time. The next round of classes begin August 3, 2020.
If you are interested in enrolling, call (913) 406-6344.