After its first year, the Certified Nursing Assistant program at WCHS still has a strong heartbeat.
Course instructor Lequita Maxwell reports 11 students graduated from the first-year program with 10 passing their state certification.
“These students were very dedicated to the program and their goals of becoming a CNA,” said Maxwell. “We spent the first semester in the classroom learning skills, then the second semester was clinical rotations at Raintree Manor.”
Completing the program required resiliency. Students worked at Raintree Manor every morning before school from 6 to 8:15 a.m.
Students assisted nursing home residents in their needs. They did rotations on all the different resident areas and assisted with rehabilitation therapy and dietary support.
“I would like to thank Raintree for their assistance and commitment to our program,” said Maxwell. “We will be starting another program in the fall and will have 15 students enrolled. To apply to the program, you must be a student of WCHS and enrolled in the Therapeutic Nursing Health Science Program of Study through CTE.”