2010-06-10 / Entertainment

FCAVTS Students Pass Industry Exam

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Pictured above, back row: Katherin Berkstresser, Haylee Mellott, Soleil Wilson-Babington and Destiny Stouffer; front row: Kasey Rose and Autumn Garland. Students not pictured are Ashley Connatser, Olivia Rose and Tasha Strait. Pictured above, back row: Katherin Berkstresser, Haylee Mellott, Soleil Wilson-Babington and Destiny Stouffer; front row: Kasey Rose and Autumn Garland. Students not pictured are Ashley Connatser, Olivia Rose and Tasha Strait. Nine students from the Fulton County Area Vocational Technical School’s Allied Health program received their certificate to be a nursing assistant on May 19, 2010.

The students are in their second and third year of training in the program. Ashley Connatser, Autumn Garland, Olivia Rose, Destiny Stouffer and Soleil Wilson Babington are from Southern Fulton; Katherin Berkstresser, Haylee Mellott and Kasey Rose are from Forbes Road; and Tasha Strait is from Central Fulton. Lynn Miller is the primary instructor of the nurse aide program, and Vonnie Miller and Amy Swank serve as clinical instructors. Brandi Mellott is the Allied Health instructor.

The students have participated in a rigorous 100-hour training program. The training includes classroom and laboratory time as well as a clinical rotation. The students passed the American Red Cross exam and will now be placed on the Pennsylvania Nurse Aide Registry.

The Pennsylvania Nurse Aide Registry allows an employer to verify experience and knowledge of potential employees. Nursing assistants are valuable members of the healthcare team who hold a high level of experience and ability.

The students will now be eligible to participate in the cooperative education program in their senior year as a Capstone student. Capstone students utilize training received through the FCAVTS during their senior year for workbased credit. Students are also eligible to return to the Allied Health program at the FCAVTS to receive additional certification and training.

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