Cameron ISD CTE Partners with Winnie L. Nursing Center for CNA Practicum Courses

 In Cameron

As part of the Career and Technical Education program at Cameron ISD, the school district and C.H. Yoe High School have renewed an agreement for the 2020-2021 school year with Winnie L. Nursing Center here in Cameron where students in their senior year practicum course for the Certified Nursing Assistant Program at Yoe High School have an opportunity to complete their clinical training and earn their CNA Certification. Students in the CNA program must complete 60 hours of classroom instruction conducted on campus by a licensed health care provider and 40 hours of clinical instruction in a residential healthcare facility before being allowed to sit for the CNA Certification exam as specified by the Texas Health and Human Services Commission. This practicum course is one of two capstone courses in the Yoe High School Health Science Program, with the other being a program leading to the opportunity to become a Certified Pharmacy Technician.

Through the internship program, students will have the opportunity to work off-campus at Winnie L. Nursing and Rehabilitation weekly to improve their craft as future professionals in the health care and rehabilitation industry. Winnie L. Nursing and Rehabilitation is a trusted partner in the residential and long-term care of citizens here in Cameron. Their goal is to provide for more than just physical needs for their long-term care residents – they also strive to develop a personal relationship with each resident and family that they serve. Cameron ISD is extremely grateful to Winnie L. Nursing and Rehabilitation for providing this opportunity to extend student’s learning in their chosen career field.