Methodist in the Media
Nebraska Methodist College Free CNA Training Program Aims to Fill Health Care GapPublished: Jan. 25, 2021
The COVID-19 pandemic presented a glaring shortage of certified nursing assistants, said Dr. Deb Carlson, president and CEO of Nebraska Methodist College.
"Throughout the entire Omaha area, we're short about 200 CNAs," Carlson said. "Then you have a population looking for work. This is an opportunity for that combination to come together."
Back in December, the college called on 100 applicants to be a part of a free CNA program.
Carlson said that after the college received an overwhelming response, close to 200 aspiring health care workers were accepted into the program.
"Right when I heard about it, I knew I had to sign up," said student Yoselin Cruz. "I knew it was for me."