2011-05-26 / Local & State

Vo-Tech Students Receive Nurse Assistant Degrees


Pictured above, back row: Dakota Ashley, Zac Sherman, John Washabaugh, Benjamin Wilkinson; middle row: Leah Summers, Kim Schaeffer, Amber Winegardner; front row: Kelly Keeseman and Kara Rose. Pictured above, back row: Dakota Ashley, Zac Sherman, John Washabaugh, Benjamin Wilkinson; middle row: Leah Summers, Kim Schaeffer, Amber Winegardner; front row: Kelly Keeseman and Kara Rose. Nine students from the Fulton County Area Vocational Technical School’s Allied Health Program received their certificate to become a nurse assistant on May 5.

McConnellsburg High School juniors are Dakota Ashley, Kim Schaeffer, Zac Sherman, John Washabaugh, and Amber Winegardner. Forbes Road High School juniors are Kelly Keeseman and Leah Summers and senior Kara Rose. Benjamin Wilkinson is a junior from Southern Fulton High School. Lynn Miller is the primary instructor and assistant clinical instructor and Vonnie Miller is the clinical instructor for the Nurse Aide Program. Brandi Mellott is the program coordinator and Allied Health instructor.

Participation required a rigorous 100-hour training program which includes classroom, clinical, and laboratory instruction. Students have to meet strict academic and attendance requirements.

Each student passed the American Red Cross exam, which included a written exam and a skill demonstration. Their names will be placed on the Pennsylvania Nurse Aide Registry, which allows an employer to verify experience and knowledge of potential employees.

2012 graduates are now eligible to participate in the Cooperative Education Program as a Capstone student or return to the Allied Health program to receive more training and certification.

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