Ten Cape Henlopen High School Students Graduated this Spring with Healthcare Career Experience
"Ten Cape Henlopen High School students graduated this year with healthcare career experience that they gained in a three-year, Health Professionals Pathway program, which is a partnership between Delaware Technical & Community College, Cape Henlopen School District, and Beebe School of Nursing.
The graduates are eligible to sit for the state certified nursing assistant exam. Once they pass the state exam, they will be eligible to work as certified nursing assistants. They also have met an important prerequisite for acceptance into the Beebe School of Nursing program.
In the Health Professionals Pathway program, which will begin its third year this fall, the students not only learn about the different opportunities in the healthcare field, but they learn medical terminology, basic nursing skills, safety and emergency procedures and ethical and confidentiality guidelines critical in the medical field. They learn about how to care for patients with dementia, as well as patients who need rehabilitation. As part of the curriculum, the students have clinical training that is coordinated by the Education Department at Beebe Medical Center.
The 2010 program graduates are: Kimberly Bossert, Lauren Keller, Richard Legates, Ashleigh Longacre, Lindsay Mitchell, Capri Murray, Maria Pineda, Angelina Pumphrey, Kiara Thomas, and Cameron Weber.
Caption: Teachers and graduates of the Health Professionals Pathway Program at Cape Henlopen High School attended a recent ceremony at the Cape Henlopen School District Board meeting. Left to right are: Joan Simpson, RN, MSN, and Heather Martin, RN, MSN, nursing faculty at Delaware Technical & Community College; Kiara Thomas, graduate; Richard Legates, graduate; Kimberly Bossert, graduate; Linda Marvel, Cape Henlopen High School teacher; and Laura Smith, RN, MSN, an instructor at Beebe School of Nursing.
Beebe Medical Center is a not-for-profit community medical center with a charitable mission to encourage healthy living, prevent illness, and restore optimal health with the people residing, working, or visiting in the communities we serve. For more information, please visit us online at www.beebemed.org