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VC seeks licensed nurses to teach nurse aide course

May 31, 2014 at 12:31 a.m.

Then-VC student Brittany Komoll was just beginning her nursing  training at the VC Gonzales Center in spring 2012 when she and nurse aide instructor Teri Johnson, right, were pictured on the cover of VC's Career Focus Magazine.

Licensed nurses with long-term care experience can put their knowledge to use by teaching nurse aide courses in Victoria and surrounding counties.

Eligible nurses interested in this teaching opportunity are invited to attend an information session that will cover teaching responsibilities, course content, lab skills and a tour of lab facilities. One year of experience in long-term care is required. Salary for this part-time, non-benefits eligible position can be as much as $25 an hour.

Marilyn Powell, Victoria College allied health coordinator and instructor, said the Victoria region is facing an unprecedented shortage of certified nurse aides, and the gap between supply and demand grows wider each year.

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the job outlook for nursing assistants is projected to grow 21 percent from 2012 to 2022, faster than the average for all occupations.

"Because of the growing elderly population, many nursing assistants are needed in settings such as long-term care facilities, hospitals, assisted living facilities and home care," Powell said.

The times and locations for the information sessions are:• June 9 - Session 1: 10-11:30 a.m.; Session 2: 5-6:30 p.m. in Room 131 of the Health Sciences Center on VC's main campus.

June 16 - 5-6:30 p.m. in Room 118 of the Victoria College Gonzales Center.

For more information, contact Powell at 361- 572-6446 or Alan Rasco at 361-572-6443. To complete a VC online employment application and view available job postings, visit VictoriaCollege.edu > Quick Links > Jobs at VC.

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