Congratulations to our eight seniors who passed their Medical Nursing Assistant (MNA) certification exam! In passing this exam, these students are now eligible to be hired into any facility that employs nurse aides – and they are employed generally at a higher pay rate than non-certified aides.
In preparation for the exam, students had to complete 59 class hours with a 70% average on exams and 16 clinical hours at a long-term care facility, taking care of real patients. The certification exam consisted of 75 multiple choice questions and a required performance of their learned nursing assistant skills that showcased their mastery. In total, students learn 28 nursing assistant skills, and during the exam, they are randomly tested on five.
“I am super proud of all of the hard work the students put in preparing for this exam,” says Pre-Nursing Instructor Shelley Westwood. “They put in countless hours in the classroom, in our skills lab, and at home. They did an amazing job!”
Congratulations to our students on passing their exam:
- Halle Baldridge
- Eva Darnell
- Hannah Elden
- Hannah Estes
- Marissa Johns
- Blake Parman
- Wes Pullen
- Zoey Sharp
Certified students are featured alongside the rest of their MNA classmates, the other three still waiting to test.