In August, the Western Regional Career and Technology Center hired Faith Morelli, a new administrator for the nursing practice program. Morelli has worked as a nurse, instructor, and administrator in numerous nursing programs in the United States and Jamaica. During the short time he was in charge of the program, he made several changes, including a simulation lab, an online learning platform, the use of e-books, and instructor-led student learning sessions. The trust has taken steps to revive the certified nurse aide program as we see a growing need for health care professionals.
The need for medical professionals is increasing nationwide. According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, jobs for licensed practical nurses are expected to grow by 9% and the need for CNAs by 11% over the next decade. If you have been considering a career in healthcare, this is the best time to start your training. Our programs offer tuition assistance, scholarship opportunities, a variety of clinical experiences, and simulation labs.