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MEDICATION COURSE FOR CERTIFIED NURSING ASSISTANTS

Now accepting applications!

Classes are offered when there are enough applicants.

Clinical dates /times and locations are set up according to students location, work and availability.

Fee:  $950.00

If you cannot print the application, you may pick one up in the office at the Caribou Learning Center, 75 Bennett Drive, Caribou. You may also request one be mailed to you by calling the office at 207-493-4272, or emailing krockwell@rsu39.org - subject "CNA-Med application request", include your name and address.

CNA_Med_Application.pdf

 

EASTERN AROOSTOOK ADULT & COMMUNITY EDUCATION

MEDICATION COURSE FOR CERTIFIED NURSING ASSISTANTS

GENERAL INFORMATION

This course will provide instruction necessary for completion of the Standardized Medication Course for Certified Nursing Assistants (CNA’s).

The course will consist of one hundred twenty (120) hours of instruction.   Sixty (60) hours will be spent in the classroom, twenty (20) hours skills lab, and forty (40) hours of clinical experience in a long-term health care facility.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Before being considered for the program, each applicant must:

  • Be in good physical and mental health.
  • Demonstrate good grooming and personal hygiene.
  • Have no recent history of alcohol or drug abuse.
  • Complete an application.
  • Equivalent of at least one year of full- time employment (2080 hours) as a CNA.  Must attach verification from your employer or Human Resources Department.
  • Be currently listed on Maine Registry of Certified Nursing Assistants, and must attach a current copy with your application from the “ALMS License Information” found online at Maine.gov.
  • Submit two (2) letters of recommendation from a director of nursing and/or a supervising registered professional nurse.  The recommender must have directly supervised the applicant, and be stated so in the letter.  (LPN letters are unacceptable)
  • Pass a reading comprehension test (CASAS) with a minimum of 10th grade reading level.
  • Participate in an interview with the instructor.

 

All of the above will be considered in the Director’s final decision for acceptance into this program.

 

The total fee of $950, includes books, must be paid in full before the class start date.  There are no refunds.  100% attendance is required, there are no make-up days.

 

Posted by Karen Rockwell  on September 19, 2017 | Read more in: News and Post Secondary News

Quilting

Quilt Classes, Fall, 2017


It’s time to find that sewing machine, dust it off replace the needle, and make your way to the Caribou Learning Center for fall quilt classes.

Classes will begin Monday, September 11th, and run for 10 consecutive Mondays.   

Afternoon classes will be held from 1:00 - 4:00 PM and evening classes will be held from 5:30 - 8:30 PM. 

There will be no specified project for this session.  We’re calling it “Fall Finish-up.”   It seems that many of us have projects languishing on shelves, just waiting to be completed.   Here’s your chance to do that, get some help in the process, and visit with fellow quilters while you stitch.  And if by chance you should be one of those rare quilters who completes each project you start, the instructor - in this case, Judy Babbidge, will be more than happy to help you find something new.

To reserve your spot in one of these Monday classes, call the Adult Ed. center at 493-4272. Space is limited, and classes will be filled on a first come, first served basis.

And please refer back to this web site periodically.   Plans are in progress for short, project specific  sessions to be offered on Thursdays and/or Saturdays starting later in September. Information about those classes will be posted here.

 

Posted by Karen Rockwell  on August 7, 2017 | Read more in: News and Enrichment News

Student Robotics Project

Brandon Johnston, student, uses robotics to solve Rubrics Cube!

Click on the cube below to view.

Image result for rubix cube

 

Posted by Karen Rockwell  on April 3, 2017 | Read more in: News

ACAP

 

 

Posted by Karen Rockwell  on January 6, 2017 | Read more in: News

54 Quilters went south in a chartered bus to the 39th Maine Quilts show held in Augusta!

Judy Babbidge (Caribou Quilting instructor), Ruth Bradbury and students organized this day trip to share their passion of quilting together. 

Students travel to the Learning Center from all over the county to attend classes with Judy.  Although all the students were not able to go on this trip, the bus was full.  

Quilting is more than a craft, it's a way of life!!!

From left to right, in zig-zag order:  Ruby Bradbury, Heather Midwid, Sandy Daigle, Judy Babbidge, Helen Engstrom, Gusty Anderson, Steve Boody, Vee Peterson, Kathy French, Lucille Castonguay, Monika Baker, Jo-Ellen Kelley (hidden), Rita Kingsbury, Catherine Kingsbury, Jacinthe Byram, Lydia Gagnon (hidden), George Anne Carter, Joanne Bouchard, Freda Mosley, Julie Castonguay, Janice DeLong, Diane Porter, Maryann Gagnon (hidden), Cynthia Harvey, Barbara Rouse, Beth Ann Walker, Anita Dow, Sarah Jackson, Nancy Todd (hidden), Lois Howes, Bernadette Opthof, Cuppy Johndro, Bonnie Lavway, Nancy Carney,  Marcie Brumaghin, Jackie Riberdy, Donna Hurley, Lou Ann Skidgell, Dawn Anderson, Barbara Dechaine, Rachel Levesque, Sharon Hedstrom, Nason Donahue, Judy Holmquist, Beth Albert, Letha VanKirk, Sandy Desjardin, Lou Sandy Boutot, and Joan Paradis.  Absent from the picture are Donna Nolan and Lucille Loder.

 

Posted by Karen Rockwell  on August 3, 2016 | Read more in: News and Enrichment News

2016 Marching Graduates


Front Row Left to right - Kiauna Peete, Megan Faulkner, Tanaica Green, Jeff Gireaudore, Katelynn Bilodeau, Megan Duplessie, Courtney Theriault, Jaycee Bevins, Jeremy Biastre, Emily Levesque, Chelsea Theriault
Back Row Left to Right - Jesse Rivera, Richard Bubar, Gary Hewitt, Austin Billingslea, Austin Cyr

Congratulations to 83 graduates as of May 19, 2016.

 

Posted by Karen Rockwell  on June 9, 2016 | Read more in: News

Enrichment & Skills Training

Take an enricment class this Fall to learn something new or polish your skills! 

Finish a project or start a new one!

Welding for Beginners, Woodworking 101 & Autobody classes are being held on Thursday from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm at the Caribou Tech Center.

Please call for more information and to register, 207/493-4272.

 

Posted by Karen Rockwell  on February 10, 2016 | Read more in: News and Enrichment News

Certified Nursing Assistant is more than a job, it's making a difference...

Always accepting applications!

 

The Certified Nurse Assistant Course is designed to prepare students for State of Maine certification. It consists of 110 hours classroom/lab and 90 hours clinical experience, usually two four hour evenings and one eight hour weekend day sessions per week.  Upon successful completion of the classroom & clinical components, students will be given the State of Maine CNA competency test along with all necessary forms required to be placed on the State of Maine CNA registry.  

Summer course is TBA

Fee: $850 (Text included)

Note:  Students in this course must complete an application, interview with the instructor and pass a reading comprehension test with a minimum  9th grade level. 

RECOMMENDED_ADMISSION_CRITERIA.pdf

CNA_Philosophy.pdf

CNA Application.pdf

LD_780-NOTIFICATION_OF_EMPLOYMENT_RESTRICTIONS.pdf

You may call for an application and/or set up an appointment at 207-493-4272, or

krockwell@rsu39.org email - Subject: "CNA Application Request"

 

Posted by Karen Rockwell  on July 15, 2015 | Read more in: News

Welcome to our new website!

We have recently launched our new website! The new site brings with it many new and exciting features designed to make locating and registering for courses much easier.

Some of these new and exciting features include:

  • Search for courses: You can now search for courses from our program as well as from other adult education programs across the state. You can also browse our courses by category if you prefer.
  • Register online: You no longer need to come into our office or mail us your registration for some courses. When you see the "Add to Cart" button on any course, that means you can register and pay for the course online in a few easy steps. Of course, you can also call, walk-in, or mail in your registration if you prefer.
  • Latest news and events: Read our latest news, updates, happenings and events inside our News & Events section. You can also subscribe to our News & Events using RSS.
  • Frequently Asked Questions: Find answers to important questions about our program, schedules, registering, and the adult education system by searching or browsing our frequently asked questions section.

Our website is a part of the new Maine Adult Education Portal, sponsored and managed by the Maine Adult Education Association. When you visit the new MAEA website online at http://www.maineadulted.org, you can search for courses and programs statewide to find the perfect class closest to where you work or live.

These are just a few of the many exciting additions to our site, and many more are slated to appear over the next year. Please continue to check back with us, and please share your feedback by contacting us. Thank you, and we hope you enjoy your new adult education website.

 

 

 

Posted by Kathi Medcalf  on November 9, 2008 | Read more in: News