LEWISTON — Seven students successfully completed the Maine College of Health Professions nursing assistant course.

All students passed the state of Maine competency examination.

The students are David “Mike” Potter of Bridgton; Alec Turcotte, Zach Michaud, Melissa Mathon and Alaina Dyer, Lewiston; Chrissy Vining, Auburn; and Ryan Fournier, Manchester.

This group of students was accepted into the “Earn While You Learn” program with Central Maine Healthcare. The cost of the program was paid for by CMHC and the students were paid to attend the program. Upon completion, the students will work at Central Maine Medical Center, Rumford Hospital, or Bridgton Hospital for at least two years.

The class consists of 90 hours of classroom instruction, 20 hours of laboratory experiences and 70 hours of clinical experiences.

Upon successful completion of the 180 hours of course work, students are eligible to take the state certification exam. After successful completion of this exam, students are placed on the Maine registry of certified nursing assistants and may be employed as certified nursing assistants in the state of Maine.

FMI: www.MCHP.edu.

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