Iowa Specialty Hospital

Health Careers Academy’s EMT & CNA Program Begin January 2017

November 2, 2016

Scholarships Available to Eligible Participants

Iowa Specialty Hospital will again offer Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) and  Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) training through Wright Health Partners Health Careers Academy starting in January 2017.

Both classes will be held at Iowa Specialty Hospital’s Belmond Campus.  EMT classes will be held on Monday and Thursday evenings, 6:00 – 10:00pm, from January 23rd through May 4th.  CNA classes will be held on Tuesday and Thursday evenings, 5:00 – 9:30pm, from January 17th through April 4th.   Some Saturday clinical rotations are also required for the CNA course. Community members must be at least  17 years old to participate in the EMT class and at least 16 years old to participate in the CNA class.

Scholarships may be available to those community members that apply and meet certain criteria. Scholarship eligibility requires being a community member over the age of 16, residing in one of the network counties (Wright, Hancock, Cerro Gordo, Franklin, Humboldt, Webster or Hamilton), and signing a letter of commitment to remain in a rural area once your coursework is complete. Scholarship applications must be returned to Abby Young by November 30th. 

The Career Academy is made possible through grant funds and collaboration with the Wright Health Partners Network (Iowa Specialty Hospital, North Iowa Area Community College, Belmond-Klemme Community School District, ABCM Corporation, Orthopedic Specialists, and Gabrielson Clinic).

This program will provide a rural pathway that includes hands on training in a rural environment, discussion on how the network supports our rural communities, and assistance with job searches, applications, and interviewing techniques.

For further details, registration, or scholarship applications, contact Abby Young, Education Coordinator, at 641-444-5549.   

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