Siegel High School Prepares State Certified Nursing Assistants

Siegel High School is proud to be one of two schools in the county that offers the Certified Nursing Assistant Certification. Nursing Education is a capstone course designed to prepare students to pursue careers in the field of nursing. Upon completion of this course, a proficient student will be able to implement communication and interpersonal skills, maintain residents’ rights and independence, provide care safely, prevent emergency situations, prevent infection through infection control, and perform the skills required of a nursing assistant. At the conclusion of this course, students may take the Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) exam.

Eligibility to take the certification examination as a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) is based upon the following: 40 hours of logged classroom instruction, 20 hours of classroom clinical instruction, and 40 hours of site-based clinical hours with at least 24 of those hours spent in a long-term care facility through a Tennessee Department of Health approved program.

Last year was the first year for this program, and seven Siegel students took the exam and passed. These students are now State Certified Nursing Assistants and are practicing in the healthcare field. For the 2018-2019 school year Siegel High School has ten students in the class.

Names from back row left to right: Sara Jarrell, Morgan Wynne, Lily Robbins, Taylor Patterson, Shaun Taylor
Bottom Row Left to right: Jessica Escobar, Luz Soto, Sierra Cruz, Whitney Tallant, Jada Washington

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