Jennie B. Richmond Nursing Home Helping the Community Thrive with Health Care Training Program

Pictured L-R: Jennie B. Richmond Nursing Home Administrator Carole Francis; CNA Training Graduates Danielle Spencer, Kelsey Wood, Molly Shanahan, Brianna Stutzman, Charla Walsh; Jennie B. Richmond Nursing Home Director of Nursing Renna Thaine. Missing from photo is Harley Lafferty.

Jennie B. Richmond Nursing Home invests in the future of our employees. We know that caring for our staff extends to our exceptional patient and resident care. “Every positive resident experience is made better by our associates. That’s why we invest in our team by supporting and fostering their career growth.  At BCH and JBR, we want you to reach your full potential, which is why we deliver the training and programs to do just that” reports Carole Francis, Licensed Nursing Home Administrator.

Are you looking to find a job and also help out your community? You may think you need a college degree to work in a field like health care. Although many employers look for prior experience or certificates to fill health care jobs, some health care positions require none at all. In fact, they can be learned through on-the-job training. The health sector is one of the best places to get your foot in the door before moving up a very diverse career ladder that offers the promise of long-term job security. Individuals in these entry-level positions support physicians and nurses in many ways. For example, Personal Care Aides assist with non-physical resident care, escort residents to appointments, keep residents’ rooms neat, set up equipment, store and move supplies, as well as assist elderly residents with making beds, doing laundry, passing trays at mealtimes and engaging the elderly in social conversations. Oftentimes, individuals in this position train to move up to the position of a Certified Nurse Assistant.

Jennie B. Richmond Nursing Home’s Certified Nursing Assistant training program is a great way to gain valuable hands-on clinical experience in the field of nursing care. Jennie B.’s program is free and requires minimal qualifications. Certified Nursing Assistants provide direct resident care and perform routine tasks under the supervision of nursing and medical staff. They may assist with some procedures, as well as report on any changes to a patient’s physical, mental and emotional condition. Trainees must complete a state-approved education program and pass their state’s competency exam to become certified.

Recently, Jennie B. Richmond Chaffee Nursing Home in Springville graduated five new Certified Nursing Assistants from their training program held in March. “This is our second class of trainees and we are happy to see them strive and succeed,” states Renna Thaine, Director of Nursing for Jennie B. Richmond Nursing Home.

As health care continues to grow as an industry, so will the need for workers in a variety of roles—many of which won’t even require you to have a college degree. Are you trying to get your foot in the door, but aren’t sure where to start? Jennie B. Richmond Nursing Home is actively recruiting for a variety of positions such as registered nurses (RNs), Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs), certified nursing assistants (CNAs), personal care aides (PCAs) and screeners. Our next CNA Training course is starting soon. Training coursework is held regularly throughout the year and paid for by the organization. The next CNA training course will begin on May 2; applications are due by April 25. To learn more about the CNA training program or to apply, please email