Certified Nursing Assistants graduate from CNA program at Rouse Estate

They come from different walks of life, but have many things in common. They love to care for people and are compassionate and patient. They respect the elderly and what they have accomplished, seen, and nurtured. The background of these young ladies was very diverse for their youth (no-one was over 23). One graduate had worked at the Suites in dietary and is doing other classes to obtain her EMT (simultaneously with this class), two worked at a local gas station, and one graduate’s mom works at the Rouse and she thought that this would be a good way to get her foot in the door. They all have chosen the new occupation of Certified Nursing Assistant. Each of the four graduates recently passed an intensive, six-week training program run by Elaine Rissel, RN of the Rouse Estate. Our most recent Certified Nursing Assistant class began November 15 and was full-time to complete before the Christmas Holiday.

Rouse was honored to recognize these four individuals at a brief graduation ceremony. Elaine Rissel, RN, who taught the class, expressed her gratitude to the graduates for what they each brought to the class and to her. Those graduates receiving their CNA diplomas were Erica Day, Kylee Edmisten, Tanya Krouse, and Kylee Mourer.

The highest class average was 98%, achieved by Tanya Krouse.

The Rouse is a premier provider of training in Warren County for a Certified Nurse’s Assistant program. This ongoing program provides training to individuals for employment in long-term care facilities, preparing students to play an important part in today’s health care. The program teaches skills in resident care under the direct supervision of a licensed nurse.

The Certified Nursing Assistant Program at Rouse is a 155-hour program with on the job training, held part-time over a six and a half week period that prepares individuals for employment in a long-term care facility. The program teaches skills in resident care under the direct supervision of a licensed nurse.  There is a lecture component, and a clinical component, where the students can utilize the skills learned in class with actual residents.  Following completion of the program, the candidates are eligible to sit for their certification exam.