Train to be a CNA at CCEast this summer

Registered Nurse Pam Logalbo fell in love with eastern Lewis County from the air. As a flight nurse, she flew in and out of the Morton airport for years with Life Flight.

She now calls Mossyrock home and works full-time at Morton General/Arbor Health, wearing a number of different hats. One of those will soon include the instructor for the Nursing Assistant Certification class at Centralia College East in Morton this summer.

The course starts July 27. Lectures and skills labs will be held at CCEast on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. until Aug. 26.

Then, students will spend two weeks in clinicals at Arbor Health. Clinicals are available mornings and afternoons. Option 1 runs from Aug. 31-Sept. 9 from 5:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. Option 2 runs from 11:15 to 8:45 p.m. Both options are at Arbor Health in Morton.

Cost for the training program is $1,299.78 and includes tuition and fees. Scholarships, financial aid, and grants may be available.

When asked why she’s adding teaching to her already busy schedule, Logalbo said, “I want to make a contribution to the community, to help people get back to work, and to grow some new people into a profession that I absolutely love.”

Logalbo said there are currently so many employment opportunities locally and statewide – at hospitals, long-term care facilities, adult family homes, and in-home care.

“NACs are at a premium now,” she explained. “They are like gold.”

For more information, call 360-496-5022 or email Lynn Schinnell at

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