Friday, December 16, 2016
The Parkland College Nursing Assistant (CNA) program will offer its first-ever hybrid CNA classes this spring. As hybrids, the two sections of NAS 111, the Basic Nursing Assistant Training Program, will take place partly online and partly on campus. The theory portion of each class, to be held online, includes weekly testing, discussions and reading assignments. Students will come to campus for each class’s lab portion, held twice a week for two hours. Normally this intensive, 6-semester-hour class requires much more on-campus time, according to Program Director Shelby May. "It is our hope that these sections will better accommodate students who need more flexibility in scheduling due to other commitments such as work or other classes," May said.Both sections, NAS 111-004H and NAS 111-005H, begin Jan. 17; each can accommodate eight students. The online portion runs through March 28. The clinical portion of the class begins March 28 and may be taken between 9:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays through the end of the semester. NAS 111 has course prerequisites and requires a fingerprint background check. Students with interest in NAS 111 should contact May at 217/353-2319, or firstname.lastname@example.org.