CNA Program

NA students increase communication skills

Sept. 18,2019

The Nursing Assistant (NA) students are increasing knowledge on communication skills with an emphasis on various techniques used for communicating with an impaired individual. This week, Lauren Risbrudt Eliason, a representative of the Minnesota State Services for the Blind, provided learning tools which simulate various types of visual impairment. The NA students will utilize the new techniques when they complete a Geriatric Communication assignment at a local nursing facility.

NA Students: Abigail Wooton, Liv Herzberg, Brooke Backen, Maddie Boyd, Gabby Brimhall, Ainsley Hansen, Connor Johnson, Alanna Keller, Olivia King, Nevaeh Komestakes, Ella Reinhardt, Marilyn Karsnia

Students complete NA program requirements

Thirteen Nursing Assistant students were successful in completing the NA program/curriculum requirements. They all took the National Nurse Aide Assessment exams this week. Congratulations to all!

Front row L to R: Amelia B., Julia K., Amy J., Atlanta G., Angel G. Second row L to R: Makayla H., Ashlyn E., Logan S., Jessie H., Hope F.,Annelise P., Laci S., and Michaela H.

Nursing students visit area facilities

May 3, 2019

The Nursing Assistant student recently toured various healthcare facilities in Fergus Falls: Lake Region Healthcare (photo on the helipad), Woodland Lodge and the Minnesota Veterans Home.

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Nursing Assistant students start clinicals

April 15, 2019

In recent weeks, the nursing assistant students started their clinical practice at Pioneer Care Center and LB Broen Home. Prior to attending clinicals, the students learn how to meet basic human needs, such as bathing and dressing, oral cares and range of motion exercises. They practice those skills in the classroom on each other or simulation manikins at FFHS in preparation of final clinicals and the national Registry exam in May.

CNA students learn to take vital signs

March 7, 2019

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CNA Students Explore Geriatric Communication Techniques

February 19, 2019

The Nursing Assistant students utilized communication techniques specific to the elderly while attending a Field Trip to Ashby Living Center Friday, February 19th. The students had been exploring barriers to communication such as hearing and vision impairments as well as cognitive changes, all which can interfere with the communication process.

CNA Success!

Jan. 14, 2019

The FFHS Nursing Assistant students successfully completed the requirements of the CNA program and took the National Nurse Aide Assessment Program (NNAAP) exams, both written and skills January 10th and 11th at M State Fergus Falls. Congratulations to all the students who were successful in the course and the NNAAP testing! Good work!

FFHS CNA Students as pictured: Megan Lindgren, Tia Hubert, Sophie Rausch, Audrey Mudford, Maddie Longtin, Sierra Hatlewick, Ali Hughes, Maddiey Weinrich, Teryn Bosek, and Ashlyn Heikes.

Nursing Assistant students prepare for healthcare employment

Dec. 12, 2018

The Nursing Assistant students were given a presentation by Lauren Risbrudt, local representative for Minnesota State Services for the Blind. The students were given the opportunity to wear specialized goggles that simulated various degrees of blindness. This presentation is in preparation for readiness for healthcare employment.