Black Hawk College East Foundation offering CNA scholarships

The Black Hawk College East Foundation has two scholarships for students who want to become a certified nursing assistant or CNA.

The two $500 scholarships are the Barbara Curran Golby CNA Scholarship, in memory of long-time CNA instructor Barbara Curran Golby, and the Black Hawk College East Foundation CNA Scholarship.

Certified nursing assistants are part of the nursing team and provide basic nursing care under the supervision of a nurse. CNAs assist patients and residents with activities of daily living. Feeding, dressing, bathing and assisting with mobility are all part of the duties. CNAs also help with collecting vital signs and specimen collection. They work in a variety of settings, including hospitals, long-term care facilities, assisted living facilities, home care, adult day care and hospice care.

The Black Hawk College Basic Nurse Assistant Training is an eight-week program at the college’s Community Education Center in downtown Kewanee. Students receive a minimum of 80 hours of classroom and 40 hours of clinical training. After successfully completing the program, students are eligible to take the state certification test.

Potential CNA students can download the CNA Scholarship Application and submit it to the East Foundation Office in Building A, Room 103 at the college’s East Campus (located five miles south of Kewanee) during business hours. The deadline is Friday, March 13.

For additional information, contact Jimalee Driscoll at 309-854-1718.