In fall of 2013 twenty six students entered Kuna High School’s first Certified Nursing Assistant Program. The program consists of didactic theory class work and clinical hours required by the Idaho State Board of Nursing. In order to get into the C.N.A. class as seniors, students previously completed as a part of their high school electives, two semester of Fundamentals of Health Professionals, concurrent credit Medical Terminology and Human Anatomy and Physiology.
The C.N.A. certification class included 2 semesters of C.N.A. program course work during their senior year. At the end of the C.N.A. course students will qualify to complete two tests: a skills test and a written test. If these students had waited until after high school to take the C.N.A. class at a location like CWI, the cost of the C.N.A. course alone is between $775 and $975 plus the cost of the certification exam. If students pass the exam they will receive their certificate as a C.N.A. before entering college and/or be able to enter the health care profession immediately as a C.N.A.
In addition to completing the requirements of the C.N.A. program, students also completed the regular high school course work requirements, including four years of language arts and a minimum of three years in math and science. The hard work and dedication of the program graduates can be seen in their impressive transcripts.
Kuna High School Professional Technical Director Mike Wiedenfeld, Registered Nurse Gayle Weatherby and KHS teacher Michelle Graves have been instrumental in guiding students to success within the program.
If you know or see one of these amazing students be sure congratulate them for their enormous accomplishments. The Health Professions Banquet will be held on May 13th from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the KHS Commons and will honor all sophomore, junior and senior classes.
Senior Class: Daisy Arriaga, Lillian Baker, Alexxis Berry, Keenan Blanford, Rachel Brinkley, Emma Dooley, Haylee Fries, Carl Henze, Paige Kliewer, Lizandra Madsen, Mikayla Seburn, Shelby Wiedenfeld, Linda Zantman, Jaymi Bagley, Hailee Christensen, Peter Francois, Tyler Hervey, Talia Lara, Kylie Mills, Madison Randall, Adriana Reyna, Danielle Scott, Madison Wheeler, Chance Wiley