Education & Training

Providing Residents with Dignity, Respect, and Quality Care

We believe that residents of long-term care have a right to the best quality of life that their physical and mental impairments allow, that these residents are individuals who should receive dignity, respect, and quality care.

We offer a multidisciplinary full day orientation program for all new employees. It covers mandatory New York State topics as well as general orientation to the facility, its policies and procedures. The program is held at least once each month for new hires in all departments. Department-specific orientation is also provided and individualized for the employee. All nursing employees spend additional time in the Education Department before being mentored by a staff person on their households.

Ongoing Educational Programs For MCC Employees:

Mandatory In-services - We provide 8-10 required training sessions as required for all staff on an annual basis.

CPR and First Aid - We provide an instructor and training for CPR and First Aid through the American Heart Association.

Clinical competencies - We review clinical competencies on an annual basis for nurses and CNAs, to assist them in activities that they may or may not do on a regular basis. Competency documents have been developed to identify realistic performance expectations for the practitioner.

CNA Continuing Education - We provide more than the required 12 hours of continuing education required for CNAs on an annual basis.

CNA Testing - The department serves as a Regional Test site for NYS CNA testing offered through Prometric.

Community Education - The Education Department coordinates and assists with presentation of educational programs that will be open to the community.

Clinical Site - The Education Department coordinates clinical rotations for local nursing and CNA students. We host students from Madison-Oneida and Herkimer BOCES, MVCC, Utica College, and St. Elizabeth’s College of Nursing.

Online learning - In addition to live programs, audio conferences and webinars, MCC offers online learning. Education is available 24/7 at your fingertips!