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CNA’s invited to free conference Oct. 13 at RLC

Local Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs) have the chance to earn free continuing education credits next month during the fifth CNA Conference at Rend Lake College.

Attendees earn 0.5 college credits for attending the conference, set from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 13, in the RLC Theatre. This year, the conference will feature keynote speaker Darla Wexstten and three breakout sessions in feeding, lab collection, and sensory education.

In between breakout sessions and lunch, attendees can take advantage of vendors and networking opportunities. The conference will conclude with one attendee named the 2017 Outstanding CNA Award from a list of nominees from area long-term care facilities.

CNA Dawn Reese, THIRD FROM LEFT, was named the 2016 Outstanding CNA of the Year during last year’s annual conference. Also pictured is, FROM LEFT, Margo Wagner, Director of Community and Corporate Education; Bria Robinson, Allied Health Division Coordinator; and Betty Jo Herbert, Director of Nursing. At the time, Reese served as a CNA at Coulterville Rehabilitation and Health Care Center.
(ReAnne Palmer / RLC Public Information)

CNAs in attendance will have the chance to win door prizes, sponsored by RLC, the Certified Nursing Assistant Educator Association, and the Illinois Nurse Assistant / Aide Training Competency Evaluation Program of Southern Illinois University.

Each participant of the conference will receive a certificate of completion. The conference is free and open to anyone interested. To register or for more information, contact RLC’s Community and Corporate Education Division at 618-437-5321, Ext. 1714 or Registration must be done by Tuesday, Oct. 10.