OSWEGO – The recent graduates of The Manor’s new Certified Nursing Assistant class not only completed the class with high marks, they all passed the required state written and practical examinations, allowing them to become full-time staff members.
The Manor’s six-week comprehensive CNA program is approved by the NYS Department of Health and includes 56 hours of theory, 74 lab hours and 110 clinical hours.
Once a student has completed the program, they are able to take the NYS CNA examination.
The four students included, Stephanie Patchen and Asia Rose along with Hailey and Trevor Stiles, who are siblings.
Trevor Stiles said he took the class as he sees it as his start in a healthcare career.
“My plan was to become a CNA and then earn my license practice nursing degree and then advance to a registered nurse,” Trevor said.
He added that he initially attended college to study computer science, but discovered that he didn’t want to sit at a desk all day.
“I like interacting with others and helping people,” he said. “I also got inspiration from my mom, Jennifer Beginski, an Oswego Hospital nurse.
Conducting the CNA training program was Shannon Isbell, The Manor’s director of staff fevelopment.
“I had the pleasure of training four young adults to become outstanding caregivers, which was an amazing experience,” she said. “I enjoyed watching these young adults grow and develop in their skill sets. For me personally, I truly feel blessed to be working at The Manor as this teaching experience along with the amazing staff have renewed my passion for what I do as a nurse. I’m excited to see my students as they provide care for our residents.”
The Manor developed the CNA certification program earlier this year to ensure its residents and rehab program patients, received the highest level of care.
The Manor has consistently earned four stars (out of a possible five) from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services for its quality of care it provides.
“Through this program, we are able to provide the knowledge and skills the students needed to meet our high standards,” said Jason Santiago, The Manor’s chief operating oOfficer and an Oswego Health vice president. “I commend Shannon for her hard work and I am excited to welcome these individuals as they begin their rewarding careers at The Manor.”
Those who are interested in obtaining their CNA are encouraged to apply for an open unit helper position at The Manor at Seneca Hill on the Oswego Health website, oswegohealth.org.
Once a community member has accepted a unit helper position, they will be enrolled in the next CNA course, expected to be offered this fall at The Manor.
For additional information on the new CNA program, community members can call 315-349-5335.