Friday, May 11, 2012

Healthcare Professions Students Earn CNA Certificate

Thirty-four CACC seniors walked across the Jesse Hall stage on Tuesday to accept their Certified Nursing Assistant certificate and pin in a ceremony recognizing over 75 hours of curriculum instruction, more than 100 clinical hours, and the training necessary to begin a profession right out of high school.

"To give our students the opportunity to earn their CNA in high school is priceless," said Health Professions instructor and registered nurse Monica Duemmel.  "They now have the experience to enter the workforce or continue their education in the medical field."

Curriculum instruction was given by Duemmel and Janice Barnes and held at the career center, complete with a model lab and simulator mannequin.  In preparation for their clinical hours, students learned basic care of the elderly like bathing, shaving, and nail care.  They split their clinical hours between two long-term care facilities in Columbia, South Hampton and Lenoir.

"We became close to the residents because we saw them every other day," said Rock Bridge senior Kayla McGee.  "We listened to their stories and learned about their lives."

During the ceremony, awards were given to those students who had perfect clinical attendance, academic excellence, and a fearless personality.  A refreshment and punch reception followed the ceremony.

Take a moment to look through the names of our very deserving students and some photos of the event!

CNA Class of 2012

Mandilyn Anglin                             Melissa Beutenmiller                           Malcolm Bush
Faith Curry                                    Misty Demsich                                    Ryan Edington
Jessica Ginter                               Juanita Hardaway                               Kelsey Harmon
Jessie Hendren                             Jamie Hinners                                     Mary-Margaret Iles
Caitlin Infield                                  Raven Johnson                                   Natalie Kroninger
Alexis Lacy                                    Adriane Long                                       Keyana Mann
Jordon McGaughey                       Kayla McGee                                       Avery Mitchell
Sarah Moore                                 Rebecca Nowlin                                  Erika Overbeck                        
LaQuita Prather                            Arianna Prince                                     Nicole Shipee
Patrice Sims                                 Haley Smith                                         Sarah Sultan
Arielle Trickel                                Wendy Trimble                                    Shari Westhoelter
Olivia Zhang

2012 Award Winners
Students ready to begin the ceremony
Perfect Clinical Attendance:
Arianna Prince
Nicole Shippee
Melissa Beutenmiller
Mary-Margaret Iles
Caitlin Infield
Natalie Kroninger
Adriane Long

Highest CNA Written Exam Score:
Mary-Margaret Iles
Sarah Sultan
Ryan Edington
Sarah Moore

Best Clinical Partner:
Jessie Hendren
Avery Mitchell
Student watch a montage video of the year
Mary-Margaret Iles

Most Fearless:
Arianna Prince
Jaunita Hardaway
Alexis Lacy

1 comment:

  1. Congratulations to all students and especially our niece Sarah Moore.We are very impressed that a program like this was available to you and that you have done so well.Best wishes for the future. uncle Ivan & aunt Alfreda.Corner Brook,NL Canada


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