Nursing Assitant Program returns to Kenai Peninsula College

    SOLDOTNA, Alaska (AP) - The Kenai Peninsula College is again offering a certified nursing assistant program after struggling to meet the state's Board of Nurses requirements for instructors.

    According to the Peninsula Clarion, the six-credit course has been brought back for the fall semester and was filled to capacity at ten students. There are reportedly four students currently going through pre-registration for the spring course.

    Kenai Peninsula College Certified Nursing Assistant Program Adjunct Instructor and Kenai River Campus Student Clinic Coordinator Audrey Standerfer says the spring course already has four students going through preregistration.

    After receiving approval, Standerfer began preparing plans for the class which guides students toward meeting all the state requirements for becoming a certified nursing assistant.

    A certified nursing assistant is different from a nurse in that they cannot administer medication. They act as assistants to nurses by providing more intimate, personal care to patients.


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