Carol LaPlante, RPN is a Registered Nurse with a strong background teaching at the college level. She holds a Bachelor degree in Sociology and is trained as a Social Service Worker. She is also qualified in Emergency, Intensive Care Units, Medical, Surgical, Chronic, Rehabilitation, Palliative and Long Term Care.
Take advantage of the many opportunities available in the Health Care industry by enrolling in Westervelt’s Personal Support Worker program.
At Westervelt, you will be fully prepared to care and enhance the lives of the elderly, those in need of specialized care and individuals with physical limitations. Train in our fully equipped classrooms and have the opportunity to learn in an environment that is similar to how it will be in the workplace. This hands-on training will help you transition easily to your new career. In addition, a Facility-Based Practicum, as well as a Community-Based Practicum, will allow you to practice what you’ve learned in the classroom setting in a real work environment.
Financial assistance is available to students who qualify. For assistance, please contact our Admissions team for more information.
- Assessing Client Needs
- Following Care Plans and Basic Personal Care
- Patient Safety & Mobility
- Records Documentation
- First Aid/CPR
- Crisis Prevention Intervention (CPI)
- Mastering the Attitude of Success (TPI MAS)
- Enriched Academy
- Basic Knowledge of Medical Conditions
- Vital Signs
- Abuse & Neglect
- WHMIS & Fire Safety
- Basic Anatomy & Physiology Studies
- Cognitive & Mental Health Issues
- Palliative Care
- Gentle Persuasive Approaches
Personal Support Workers work in Long-Term Care Facilities, Retirement Facilities, Hospitals, or assist patients in residential settings.