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Certified nursing assistants graduate from Mid-Coast School of Technology

Nov 13, 2020
From left, Monica Bowen, Renee Peasley, Jalene Blackman, Heidi Mansfield and James Cassidy. Not included are Rilla Bray, Mariah Blemaster, Kyla Frederick, Laura Harvey, Samantha Sparhawk and Brenda Vinal.

Rockland — A graduation ceremony for 12 students in the MCST Certified Nursing Assistant training program was held Oct. 29.

The graduation included certified nursing assistant students from February and September classes, and was held in the new school’s café, with everyone observing social distancing.

Course instructor Terry Adkins and Director of MCST Adult Education Heidi Nolan personally congratulated students on their successful completion of the 200 hour course.

These two certified nursing assistants groups were noted for patience and flexibility as area healthcare facilities restricted clinical access due to the coronavirus. COVID-19 restrictions also meant family and friends were not on hand to witness the graduates receive certificates and pins in recognition of their accomplishment.

Many of these certified nursing assistant graduates had employment positions waiting for them at local facilities within the Pen Bay Healthcare system.

A new class of CNA students is underway presently, to be followed by two more classes, scheduled to start Feb. 2 and April 20, 2021.

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Comments (1)
Posted by: Crawford L Robinson | Nov 13, 2020 21:49

Three rousing cheers for these caring folks choosing a profession that makes them front line and absolutely necessary employees in the healthcare field during these trying and often downright scary times. They and their future patients are lucky we have them. Quality healthcare could never succeed without them. Great that MCST has this program.

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