Nursing Home Hires And Retains CNAs At Record Levels

One nursing home is experiencing record CNA retention after coordinating a program through a local high school. The program allows students to complete 100 hours of training towards certification and to gain experience with an on the job course. The program also lowers the hiring age for teens from 17 to 18. The nursing home we able to hire 12 out of 26 graduates. 

“Every long-term care community is needing more nurses, and that need is only going to grow,” said the program coordinator. “The [teens] can go anywhere and that's why I think we have an edge with these students. They know us, they've served their clinical hours here, they know our residents, and they've fallen in love with them.” For more, read the story.