Kansas City Caregiver Completes Preceptor Training

National Association of Health Care Assistants National Headquarters: 501 E. 15th Street, Joplin, MO 64804 417-623-6049 www.nahcacareforce.org

Kansas City Caregiver Completes Preceptor Training Contact: Jason Porter (417)623-6049 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

9/9/2013

Joplin, MO— Ray Sutton, a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) at Glennon Place Nursing Center (a skilled nursing facility in Kansas City, MO), recently graduated from NAHCA’s Certified Preceptor Course. The multi-media program, written and delivered by NAHCA, the National Association of Health Care Assistants, provides instruction and coaching to ensure the CNA student understands how to effectively mentor and train new nursing assistants entering the profession of caregiving to the frail and elderly.

By completing the course, exercises and final exam, Ray has demonstrated that he has the knowledge and tools needed to reduce CNA turnover, integrating them into his “training process” and therefore building the most consistent and stable team of professional caregivers at Glennon Place Nursing Center. Studies consistently demonstrate the immediate and hard cost of one CNA position turning over is $3000 minimum; the NAHCA Certified Preceptor Course will assist in reducing turnover and building a consistent caregiving team to focus on quality resident care.

Jeff Carter, NAHCA Senior Vice-President Membership Services, states “We are always very pleased that CNAs invest the time to learn how they can positively influence new nursing assistants and help them succeed. It also demonstrates the desire of the long term care provider, Glennon Place Nursing Center, to invest in their staff to provide the best care possible. Ultimately, the frail and elderly benefit greatly with a consistent and skilled team of CNAs to provide what is often life sustaining care.”

Since completing the intensive eight module NAHCA Certified Preceptor Course, Ray will be functioning in the role of Preceptor, orienting and training newly hired nursing assistants, focusing on their success in delivering quality care at Glennon Place Nursing Center.

The mission of the National Association of Health Care Assistants is to elevate the professional standing and performance of Certified Nursing Assistants through recognition, motivation, education and development. NAHCA has a membership of more than 26,000 caregivers working in 29 states and the District of Columbia.

National Association of Health Care Assistants 501 E 15th ST Joplin, MO 64804 www.nahcacareforce.org

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