Iowa Specialty Hospital

WHP Careers Academy

The Wright Health Partners Health Careers Academy provides the opportunity to explore the health care industry, learn technical health care skills, and earn certifications through college credit course work.  
 

Eligibility

  • Any interested community member

  • High school students over the age of 17

 

Available Courses

Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)

Two persons of Emergency Medical Technician teamEMTs are clinicians trained to respond quickly to emergency situations regarding medical issues, traumatic injuries, and accident scenes. Training will be offered locally at Iowa Specialty Hospital -  Belmond in partnership with NIACC.  Class time requirements: 1.5 hours, Monday - Friday, with occasional Saturdays and occasional 4 hour classes.

Skills will be practiced and performed at local rural Wright Health Partner campuses/facilities, and students will receive hands-on learning experience.

Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)

Certified Nursing Assistant membersCNAs are responsible for assisting LPNs and RNs with the basic care of patients, relaying essential information, and having direct contact with patients to help them with their daily activities.  Training will be offered locally at Iowa Specialty Hospital -  Belmond in partnership with NIACC.  Class time requirements: 2 hours, 3 days a week for one semester.
 
Skills will be practiced and performed at local rural Wright Health Partner campuses/facilities, and students will receive hands-on learning experience.
 
 

Information and Enrollment

For more information about Wright Health Partners Health Careers Academy or to enroll in a course, please contact Abby Young, Education Coordinator, at 641-444-5549.

Additional health care educational opportunities can be found at North Iowa Area Community College's Health Education page.

Scholarships

Scholarships may be available for community members who are  interested in participating  in the Wright Health Partners Health Careers Academy.  Applicants must reside within the Wright Health Partners Network. (Counties: Wright, Hancock, Cerro Gordo, Franklin, Humboldt, Webster and Hamilton.)  Potential covered program items include:
 
Books
Uniform
Tuition
Skills Testing

Wright Health Partners

The Wright Health Partners Health Careers Academy is made possible through Wright Health Partners.  The partnership includes Iowa Specialty Hospital, North Iowa Area Community College (NIACC), Belmond-Klemme Community School District, ABCM Corporation, Orthopedic Specialists and Gabrielson Clinic.

 

Funding Statement

“This project is/was supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under Grant: G04RH28693, Rural Network Allied Health & Training Program, in the amount of $599,034.  This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.” 

 
 
 
 
 
 

 

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