CMA and CNA Students Attend Clinicals
Students enrolled in the Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) and Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) programs at J.B. Hensler College and Career Academy have been working hard all year to learn the skills necessary to work in the medical field. In February, the students had the opportunity to go out into the community and put these skills to use in different medical offices and nursing homes.
CMA students are attending clinicals at the Community Health Network where they will get to see what it is like to work as a CMA. They will perform skills such as patient check in, vital signs, rooming patients, helping with minor procedures, and patient check out. These are all skills that are vital in performing the duties of a certified medical assistant on a daily basis. The students really enjoy participating in clinical rotations and learn many valuable skills that they will utilize throughout their careers.
The certified nursing assistant students are attending clinicals at Tuscany Village. The students there will help the staffed CNAs in performing the skills necessary for everyday living. Some of the skills the CNA students perform are feeding, bathing, and clothing the residents in the nursing home. The students have practiced these skills in the lab at J.B. Hensler for many hours and are now getting to practice what they have learned in real-world situations.
All of the CMA and CNA students will be taking their certification exams in April after they have finished their required clinical hours. When they pass these exams they will be registered as either certified nursing assistants or certified medical assistants and able to work in the medical field using these certifications.