"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
2012 Award Winners
|Students ready to begin the ceremony|
Perfect Clinical Attendance:
Highest CNA Written Exam Score:
Best Clinical Partner:
|Student watch a montage video of the year|