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Craig Briefs: Sandrock begins nurse training class on Monday

Sandrock Ridge Care and Rehabilitation is offering a Nurse Aide Training Program that begins Monday.

The three-week class will run from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday at Sandrock Ridge — with allowance made for the holidays — concluding with a final exam Jan. 7.

The cost for the class is $600 with opportunities to be partially or fully reimbursed the cost of tuition for students who wish to work for Sandrock Ridge. Scholarship opportunities are also available

Upon completion of the class and a state certification test, students will receive their Nursing Assistant certification, allowing them to work at any facility in the state.

Students must be 17 or older, be enrolled in an accredited high school or have a GED or high school diploma and must speak English.

There are approximately five spots remaining in the class, and applications must be submitted in time to complete a background check before the start of the class.

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For more information, visit Sandrock Ridge at 943 W. Eighth Ave. in Craig, or call Logan Andrews, Dollie Rose or Georgieanna Graves at 970-826-4100.

Drop-in flu clinics start at 1 p.m. Wednesday at VNA

Flu cases are increasing in Colorado, and drop-in flu clinics are being offered from 1 to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday and from 8:30 a.m. to noon Tuesday at the Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association at 745 Russell St. in Craig.

Flu clinics also are held from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. every Thursday at the VNA in Craig.

The vaccine is $21.50 for adult and children's flu shots and $21.50 for children's FluMist. Insurance will be processed, so bring your insurance cards. It takes about two weeks for the vaccine to become effective. 

For more information, call 970-824-8233.