Nursing and career exploration students at John Marshall High School got an up-close look at a medical helicopter Wednesday thanks to HealthNet Aeromedical Services.
This is the second year the school’s nursing program has brought in the helicopter for the students to see.
Each year, the John Marshall nursing program accepts 20 students for their junior and senior years of high school with the goal of becoming Certified Nursing Assistants.
Their teachers say there are many paths they can take in their career, and bringing in the medical helicopter lets them see one option.
“We talk about different careers in school all the time, and this just gives them a hands on look at something that is pretty exciting. We have a lot interested in nursing and a lot interested in EMS as well,” said CNA instuctor Tammy Durrah.
As part of the program, students also get hands on experience in Good Shepherd Nursing Home and Reynolds Memorial Hospital.
14 senior nursing students are already working as Certified Nursing Assistants.