21 January, 14

The Academy Is Approved by DHH for Nurse Aide Training

Academy of Our Lady has received approval by the Department of Health and Hospitals (DHH) to certify students in the Health Science Major as Certified Nurse Aides (CNA).Students will also receive college credit through a dual-enrollment program with Delgado Community College.

Students who have completed Medical Terminology, Health Science, Health Occupations, Internship I, and Internship II can qualify for this certification.  This program makes the students eligible for employment in the health field while pursing college degrees in nursing and in the medical field.  Internship I is held at West Jefferson Hospital.  Students observe health professionals in Radiology, Pharmacy, Pediatrics, the ER, ICU, Physical Therapy, and Occupational Therapy. Internship II is held at Our Lady of Wisdom Healthcare center where the students are engaged in hands-on interaction with the residents.

Students in Internship I begin their Internship at West Jefferson Hospital. Back row left to right:  Instructor Mary Fortmayer, RN, Rebecca Ortego of Harvey, Sheylli Pantoja of Marrero, Dawn DuPont of Marrero, Karli Muhleisen of Harvey, Cassidy Wall of Harvey, and Jene' Session of Marrero.

Middle row left to right: Dione Padua of Gretna, Brooke Mueller of Westwego, Darian Price of Gretna, and Taylor Seals of Lafitte. Front row left to right: Antoinette Berger of Terrytown, Jessica Glenn of Gretna, and Ashley DiSalvo of Belle Chasse.

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