Therapeutic Services students at John Marshall High School have earned certification to further their health care career.
In February, senior nursing students took the West Virginia State Exam for Certified Nursing Assistants. Testing proctors from Huntington came to John Marshall to test the students on their nursing skills.
Students also had to pass the one hundred question written exam. Both parts of the assessment were required in order to become certified.
All seventeen of the students passed and are now qualified to work at any health care facility that employs nursing assistants.
Certified students are Taylor Berisford, Christina Dunn, Paige Ebert, Molly Campbell, Faith Hill, Curtis Kimble, Kelsey Krietzer, Carli Lightner, Maggie Lyons, Kayla Millen, Kiersten Richmond, Tracie Spitznogle, Morgan Thompson, AJ Ward, Devon Wolfe, Brittany Woods and Taylor White.
JM Nursing student Curtis Kimble is proud of his accomplishments in the classroom. “Taking this class really helped with learning the skills and the education to become a CNA and possibly going further into the career.”
Therapeutic Services instructor Lora Kull is pleased to know her students are being certified. “I’m very proud. They’re all great students,” Kull explained. “They’ve worked hard for the past two years. Tammy Durrah, the other instructor, and I are very proud of them.”
An official pinning ceremony was held in the Center for Performing Arts.
Story written by: Beth Allen, JM Senior Broadcasting Student