Long-term Care (LTC) Champions
The turnover rate for long-term care staff is constantly rising. McKnight's Long-term Care News reports turnover rates of 55% to 75% just for the nurses and aides (Barbera, 2014). However, every position in long-term care, from the CNA to the highest level of management, struggles to fill vacancies. LTC Champions are trained to serve in multiple positions in the nursing home, helping your administration fill key positions and keep daily operations of the nursing home functioning.
The LTC Champion course runs for 16 weeks (one semester). All of the courses are taught 3 days a week in the evening hours, leaving plenty of time for students to still maintain work obligations. At the end of the course, LTC Champions will be certified in CNA, CMA, Social Services Designee, Phlebotomy, Activities, and CPR; making them valuable assets to any healthcare team!
Program Outline (Only 10 students per semester):
Session 1 (Aug 6th to Sept 18th):
-Certified Nurse Aide
- Personal Financial Planning
Session 2 (Sept 24th to Oct. 31st)
-Certified Medication Aide
-Social Services Designee (Online)
- Basic Life Skills
Session 3 (Nov 5th to Dec 11th):
-Activities Director (Online)
This is a cohort-based program ideal for students who hope to earn every certificate included in the program. However, students will be permitted to enroll in individual sessions if space is available. New cohorts are accepted in August and January of every year, currently enrolled on a first-come-first-serve basis.