Students at the Laurel County Schools Center for Innovation (CFI) are learning how to safely immobilize and transport an incapacitated patient in a simulated training exercise. Mrs. Tammy Jones, MSN, RN explained to students that as a healthcare practitioner the safety of the patient is their top priority. “As students become more involved in patient care it is essential that they understand and act in accordance with safety protocols and establish patient care practices,” said Jones, CFI instructor.
Students who successfully complete the three-year program of study have the opportunity to pursue certification as a state registered Medicaid Nurse Aide (CNA) or may also pursue supplemental training to pursue nationally recognized certifications such as Patient Care Technician (PCT), EKG Technician (ECT), Medical Administrative Assistant (MAA) or Pharmacy Technician through the National HealthCareer Association. Additionally, students who successfully complete the program and meet admissions standards are automatically granted admissions to the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program at Union College through an innovative high school to college pathway partnership.