MNSCU Healthcare Training Network-Healthcare Showcase

Healthcare providers in our region have a growing need for Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN), Patient Care Assistants (PCA), Home Health Aides (HHA) and Certified Nursing Assistants (CNA).

Forty-five percent of care centers in Minnesota had delays in admitting residents because of the need for these caregivers. With the aging Baby Boom Generation and implementation of the Affordable Care Act, demand for these skills will continue to expand in the coming years.  This, along with rapidly changing care needs and acuity, is creating significant training challenges for incumbent staff of area health care providers.

Tuesday, October 20th from 5:30 – 7:30 pm at the RCTC Heintz Center Commons, explore how you can use continuing education and customized training through area colleges to help you address your rapidly changing staff training needs. The event includes:

5:30 pm – Exhibits and Networking
6:00 pm – Keynote Presentation: Adam Suomala of Leading Age Minnesota
6:45 pm – MN Job Skills Partnership Healthcare Grant Signing
7:00 pm – Exhibits and Networking

Be sure to tour the mobile nursing simulation lab featuring computerized mannequins as well as the Heintz Center customized training and testing lab. Representatives from RCTC as well as MN State College Southeast Technical, Winona State University, Riverland Community College, South Central College and Ridgewater College will be available to discuss current credit and continuing education options as well as customized programming to fit your agency’s needs.  Representatives from area healthcare providers will also be available to discuss the importance of the LPN and CAN roles in their facilities, options in training and career laddering within their agencies.

About the grant:
Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) Training Grant–Healthcare Consortium: This proposal involves three healthcare organizations: Comfort Health, Rochester; Spring Valley Senior Living, Spring Valley; and Pine Haven, Pine Island. Experts from the three facilities will collaborate with Rochester Community and Technical College to develop curriculum and co-facilitate courses.

Ridgewater College faculty will assist in developing and delivering simulation curriculum relevant to the geriatric population and environment. A total of 289 nursing staff will attend courses designed for their licensure levels. Training will increase the competencies of the nursing staff to better serve the geriatric population and result in the facilities being able to accept more patients and provide higher levels of medical care. Curriculum can be replicated for other healthcare clients statewide.

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