Hastings High teaching next generation of nurses

Local4 News at 11:30
Published: Jan. 9, 2023 at 11:15 AM CST
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HASTINGS, Neb. (KSNB) - Students at Hastings High are taking advantage of a unique experience, to help further their careers in the healthcare field.

Mary Lanning Healthcare and Central Community College have partnered with Hastings Public Schools to offer a class, where students can earn their CNA certification.

There’s 12 students in the class right now, with a waiting list for those who want to take the course in the future.

”A lot of these students that we have today, they’re talking about wanting to be pre-med and going to college and further careers,” said Martha Vinge-Sheridan, a registered nurse at Mary Lanning. “This is a great starting point for them.”

Students in the class are happy that Hastings offered the course, as a CNA certification is needed to join the pre-med track in college.

”This is actually the first time that Hastings High has offered this class, and that’s one thing I really love about Hastings High,” said Olivia Terwey, a senior in the class. “They offer so many classes in so many different areas so it’s really just a good introduction.”