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HNHS graduates 33 CNA students

Posted: Monday, June 4, 2012

Students from Huntington North High School’s Health Services program completed their state licensing exams May 12 to become Certified Nurse Aides (CNAs) through the Indiana State Department of Health.

All of the 33 students enrolled in the program passed the two part examination process and are now CNAs.

“It is a wonderful accomplishment to see all the hard work of the students paying off with a CNA certification,” said Steve Schenkel, Director of Adult Education and High School Internships.

The high school’s Health Service program is a dual credit opportunity for students in conjunction with Ivy Tech Community College/Northeast.

Students had the opportunity to take Medical Terminology for dual credit in the fall, and the Certified Nurse Aid (CNA) Preparation program in the spring.

The program produced the students with six weeks of classroom instruction and eight weeks of clinical experiences.

CNAs are eligible to work in long term care facilities, home health care, and hospitals, as well as other health care facilities, according to Health Service teacher Tiffaney Drummond.