Students may apply to the program at the end of the sophomore year. Admission is based on the student’s GPA, attendance, disciplines, and the interview. The program is limited to 20 students. Students enter the program in the junior year and begin learning about the systems of the human body and the necessary requirements to becoming a health care professional. The senior year consists of on-site clinical rotations at the Good Shepherd Nursing Home, job shadowing experiences at Reynolds Memorial Hospital, and many other medical facilities in the local area. Upon successful completion of the program; students will take the WV state certification exam for Nursing Assistants and will be eligible to work as a Certified Nursing Assistant. For those planning to attend college and major in any Health Science program, this program provides an excellent foundation for any career path. This cluster also offers a one semester course, Health Science Career Exploration, available beginning in the sophomore year, where students are educated in the numerous careers available in the health care profession. This class is an elective and is not a prerequisite for admission to the program.