Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) class…

The next class will begin in end of May 2017, and will fill quickly

so contact the Lemhi Education Project for details and paperwork (208) 756-1551 or director@lemhied.org

Tuition: Estimated at $650; expect additional costs for scrubs, immunizations, CPR certification, etc.

Financial Aid may apply


In the past 18 months the Lemhi Education Project (LEP) has assisted 30 students in their efforts to earn a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) certificate, including 2 high school students.

This class is part of the Eastern Idaho Technical College workforce training program and made possible locally because of a successful partnership between LEP/LCEDA/SVBIC, Discovery Care Center, Steele Memorial Medical Center, Salmon Valley Hospice, Hospice of Salmon Valley Foundation, Eastern Idaho Community Action Partnership, and the local Department of Labor office. Local RN, and EITC adjunct faculty member, Diane Smith is the CNA instructor.

This successful partnership not only prepares the CNA students to be job ready in a high demand field in just eight weeks, but also allows students to meet a prerequisite for the locally-offered, EITC Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN) program, slated to begin fall 2017. At least 33 local people have expressed an interest in the LPN program, including 5 from the current CNA class. LEP is assisting these potential students with prerequisites, and providing free entrance test preparation and general tutoring.

The Lemhi Education Project encourages adult learners and high school students to contact them for more information about these health care programs and other career and technical training opportunities in Lemhi County, at (208) 756-1551 or director@lemhied.org.

On September 23, 2015, Eastern Idaho Technical College restarted their Certified Nurses Assistant training program at the Salmon Valley Business and Innovation Center.  The first class resulted in 8 students successfully completing the training. The second session began Jan. 6, resulting in the certification of 9 students. On June23, 2016 the last class certified 5 students, one of which was a high school student!