“Being a CNA is an intimate job, and in skills training participants have to take turns being both a healthcare provider and a volunteer patient. I saw these women working so hard with each other in both roles to master the skills they’ll use with patients, from dressing and feeding, to lifts and transfers. I marveled at the amount of trust it required. They care about patient comfort and dignity in a way that makes me know they are going to be great at this work. And their diligence in practicing the skills paid off—ALL of them passed their CNA tests on the first try!”

— Stacie McDonald, Gillette Program Director

“Our group certainly has a lot of different personalities, but I think it has taken ALL of us to get us where we are right now.”

— Shannon, Program Participant

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