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SMC Hosting Certified Lactation Course in July

Join us as we host a nationally accredited trainer to our region and educate interested community members in becoming a Certified Lactation Counselor. This certification is highly sought after and important to many healthcare agencies across New York State, as we are a breastfeeding-friendly state.

The class will be July 22 – 26, 2019 from 8:15 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Samaritan Medical Center, Conference Room 2A, located on the 2nd floor of the Pratt Building. Once the course is complete there will be a certification test on Friday, July 26th and when passed the participant will be certified as a Certified Lactation Counselor for three years. This course is also 45 credit hours towards a higher certification of International Board Certified Lactation Consultant® (IBCLC).

All registration and payments for the course will be done through the Center for Breastfeeding website.

The early bird registration cost is $575 for the course or if four or more from the same agency register it is $525 per person if registered before June 24, 2019.
After June 24th the cost of the course is $625 per person or if four or more from the same agency register it is $575 per person. The certifying exam is $120 extra per person.

Samaritan offers an incentive each year for a Registered Nurse to become an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant® (IBCLC). We encourage interested participants to ask their employer for payment assistance or incentives for this course since it is a unique and important credential.

Other information:
There is a supplemental textbook you can buy from the Healthy Children Project, or Amazon.com.
Please note that you must bring your own lunch each day, or it can be purchased in the hospital cafeteria.