Dear Students and Employers,
Hello everyone, this is Robin VanHying with Cornerstone Healthcare Training, and I have a very important announcement to make today.
I have been attending our skills labs the last couple days and I have to say I'm impressed with the quality of students we have and your desire to do good care for your clients.
But I'm concerned about the level of safety we're able to provide for you during labs. Even with all the PPE and the distancing it still seems risky and with the increasing spikes in COVID and the question about needing to close back down I'm making the decision to suspend the skills labs for the next three weeks.
During that time the team and I are going to be brainstorming, and we have some great ideas, I will get back to you with an update as soon as possible.
The state has extended your training deadline. So you, don't need to worry whether you're going to be out of compliance or not and I promise you we will get you through your labs. But we are going to do it in a way that is safe. That keeps you safe and keeps your vulnerable clients safe.
You're a great group of caregivers we appreciate everything you do and the last thing we want to do is be responsible for having you get ill or one of your clients. So until September 1, we will not be holding labs and I will come back with an update as soon as possible.
Take care. Stay well. Thank you for all you do!
Robin VanHyning, MSN, RN
CEO, Director of Training
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Skills Labs are the in-person portion of Core Basic Training. This is where you will practice hands-on care-giving skills with an Instructor and fellow classmates.
You may take Day 1 and Day 2 of your skills lab back to back, but we suggest you take Day 1 early in your study and Day 2 toward the end of your study. Skills Lab Day 1 must be completed prior to Skills Lab Day 2.
Skills Labs are held in Bellingham, Lynnwood, Lacey, Richland, Pullman, and Spokane.
CC403 | Adult Education (4 hrs)
Our Specialty Training courses, Mental Health and Dementia, as well as our Adult Education course are held in a virtual classroom.
These courses are led by one of our certified instructors. We offer multiple sessions a month, so you can register for a session date that is most convenient for you.
Note: The final exam for these courses are proctored online. To take this course, you must meet all the technical requirements.