DawnAnn Beattie, CNA Instructor 10yrs


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A Teacher Who Loves Her Work!
As a MT assisted living RN/administrator and independent trainer/tester for MT CNAs since 2006, I am blessed with many successful graduates who most  always pass the MT exam the first time, whether as challengers utilizing part/s of my curriculum or the full "MT-approved" class. I have been blessed with many quality students from all over the state of MT and beyond. I no longer have a facility or lab of my own, BUT lab/clinical may be completed in MT-Approved facilities or in an approved lab/testing site with MT-approved RN.

The majority of my nursing experience is in long-term care and areas very applicable to this specialty (as is my 12yrs of being a stay-at-home Mom). I began as a nurse aide at 16yo, progressing to LPN, and graduating from the University of Utah with a BSN (RN). The most rewarding work in nursing is that often delegated to CNAs. 

Both of my daughters were CNAs, one in Australia and New Zealand and the other, a graduate of MCC Nursing and worked 2yr8mos for Altru Health System of Grand Forks, ND/MN and now for St. Luke's, a  magnet facility of Boise/Meridian, ID. My Dad had been providing NA care for my totally dependent Mom for ~20 years, 24/7/365, one awesome man!* The fall I started college, my Mom was diagnosed with MS 2 wks after informing me that a former very special MS patient in my care (and whom Dad and Mom helped me take on outings) died of  a complication of MS, totally preventable with good NA care. As a family, we all value and think everyone should have the experience of this kind of work. The day-to-day cares delegated to CNAs are the most noble and have the GREATEST impact on individual's lives and health.

I have had awesome students from MT and beyond, and several who have gone on to nursing and medical school, and now have successful careers. Krissy Murnin Eades is just one example.

*Dad passed away 9/5/11, and Mom is adjusting (trying) to a nice LTCF with her new kitty less than 2mi from her youngest son & family (My youngest brother & family are doing a great job!).

I have served as a camp nurse for MT-DNRC Montana Youth Range Camp, held several offices for RANGE RIDERS (MUSEUM) REPS & I am a 
past  supporter > Senior Bash, Erin's Hope Project, 4H, SE MT Fair, PLUNGE, FUN2U, Head Start, Smile Savers, Milwaukee Park & Bill Matthews Recreation projects, Lewis&Clark Days, CC Art Center, Farmer's Market, July 4th Parade  amongst other events.
I am, also, a past shepherd of an awesome flock of Shetland-Icelandic Sheep and avid Fiber-Arts Crafter of all kinds (vikingsheepart). 
My Roots (1st 13 yrs of my life) are in the Crooks Gap, Wyoming AREA.
Sheep Mountain near Jeffrey City (Home on the Range-fb, between Lander and Muddy Gap).