2018-09-06 / Local & State

Area Vo-Tech Student Highlight

By The Fulton Co. Area Vo-Tech

In the fall of 2012 Breanna Worthing chose to take part in the Allied Health program under Brandi Mellott at the Fulton County Area Vocational Technical School. She comes from a family of nurses and knew she wanted to be a nurse as well.

She participated in the Allied Health program for her sophomore and junior years at Forbes Road while managing to take online college classes through Allegany College of Maryland. After passing her certified nurse assistant exam at the end of her junior year she began working at Fulton County Medical Center. During her senior year she was able to fulfill her high school credit requirements, take online college classes and leave school early to arrive at her job at Fulton County Medical Center by 2 p.m.

FCAVTS offers cooperative program where students can participate in employment related to their vocational concentration using school-day hours.

Worthing graduated second in her class at Forbes Road and was awarded a full academic scholarship to Shippensburg University. Unfortunately, Shippensburg University doesn’t have a nursing program so she majored in psychology and graduated with her bachelor’s degree in three years this past May. In August she started an accelerated nursing program at Wilkes University, where she is one of a select group of students who will work for a year to obtain their Bachelor of Science degree in nursing. She credits her CNA program at FCAVTS and her work experience at the Fulton County Medical Center for helping her get into that program.

She recommends the Allied Health program and other programs at the Fulton County Area Vocational Technical School. She says, “You will graduate with a skill that can help you get a good job and help you get accepted into the college or technical school of your choice.”

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