First Aid/CPR

Carbon County Higher Education Center offers a 2 year First Aid and CPR certification through the American Heart Association. Participants receive First Aid/CPR training for adults, children, and infants as learn how to properly use an automatic electronic defibrillator (AED). For more information, visit

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Barbara Jean James, MSN, BSN, RN

CNA Instructor
1650 Harshman
Rawlins, WY 82301


Barbara Jean James is a graduate of Rawlins High School and holds a Masters Degree in Nursing from the University of Wyoming. She has experience in Emergency Room Care, Acute Hospital Care, Home Health Care, Long Term Care and Teaching Nursing School for University of Wyoming and Kaplan University.

Barbara has been employed at Memorial Hospital of Carbon County for 15 years at every clinical and supervisory level, and currently as a Diabetic Educator. She is also employed at Carbon County Higher Education Center as a nurse educator, the University of Wyoming as a clinical Instructor, and Kaplan University. She has been teaching classes at CCHEC since 2004 in IV Therapy, CNA, CNA II, Med-Aide, It Takes Two, New Daddy and Mommy classes and Wyoming Children’s Action Alliance STARS program, and as an instructor with Western Wyoming Community College from 2004-2010.

Other activities include serving on the Boys and Girls Club Board and Downtown Development board. Barbara belongs to Soroptomist International of Rawlins as a board member, Wyoming Nurses Association as District 50 President, and Xi Kappa of Beta Sigma Phi.

Barbara has two children, and along with her husband Randy, 4 grandchildren.