Scofield Nursing Assistant Training Center is the perfect place for students to attend who are interested in pursing a career as a nursing assistant.
Owner and Instructor Phyllis Scofield, who has lived in the area since 1968, has over 20 years of experience in the nursing field. She is excited to share her teaching experiences with students who are interested in the NAR program or who are going on to the nursing program.
Scofield believes in providing hands-on opportunities for her students. Her students are offered work experiences through clinicals at the Nursing Care Center, and the Center provides seven beds for hands-on learning.
The course Scofield offers is the 96-hour NAR/HHA courses. Scofield explained the minimum is 75 hours, but she feels the 96-hour course allows for adequate discussion time.
“The environment is very conducive to teaching,” Scofield explained. “I’m very grateful and happy that I have had my family’s support along the way. I couldn’t have done this without them.”
Scofield attended the Competency Evaluator Training on May 18, 1994. She assisted in the testing process at Anoka Tech College, but only on a need-be basis, due to her busy schedule.
She attended the Competency Evaluator Training workshop on Oct. 1, 2008. She has been active in the testing program at Anoka Tech College as she was not teaching at ARCC. She was inspired by the students that were tested in the NAR/HHA program.
In 2001, Scofield had an inspiration to develop an Assisted Living for seniors. Scofield’s son and daughter-in-law had just purchased the childhood home of her daughter-in-law’s that was located across the street from the Cambridge Hospital. Her father was a doctor in Cambridge.
Scofield presented this idea to them and they were excited, so she developed policies and procedures for the Assisted Living. Together they opened Carsten’s Harbour Assisted Living on March 1, 2001 having six residents. Scofield was the RN for the assisted living that her son and daughter-in-law operated. They sold the assisted living, and she ended her RN responsibilities on Oct. 1, 2008.
Scofield was approved to teach the combined Curriculum NAR/HHA in June 9, 2003, due to her involvement with Carsten’s Harbour Assisted Living. She was an active RN in the Isanti County Nursing Commission for four years, but resigned due to her workload with the Assisted Living.
For more information on upcoming classes at the Scofield Nursing Assistant Training Center, located near McDonald’s in Cambridge, call 320-396-3014 or email [email protected]