Students at Columbus Technical College work hard to complete their programs and be successful but sometimes an extra show of appreciation and “atta boys” can give a really big boost. That’s why the directors, faculty, and supporting staff put together a special ceremony recently to celebrate students in the nurse aide program. The ceremony and party afterward (can you say ‘free food?!) was the second of its kind. The first such celebration took place in December.
About 70 students were the guests of honor. Along with the traditional college students, there were dually-enrolled students from area high schools as well as a group of individuals taking the nurse aide course for continuing education and/or economic development purposes.
The Nurse Aide Program prepares students to care for residents/patients in various settings including general medical and surgical hospitals, nursing care facilities, community care facilities for the elderly and home health services. Students who successfully complete the Nurse Aide Program may be eligible to sit for the National Nurse Aide Assessment program (NNAAP) which determine competency to become enrolled in the State nurse aide registry.