In August, the Western Regional Career and Technology Center hired Faith Morelli, a new Practical Nursing Program Administrator. Morelli has worked as a nurse, instructor, and administrator in numerous nursing programs in the United States and Jamaica. In her short time at the helm of the program, she has implemented several innovations, including simulation labs, an online learning platform, access to e-books, and instructor-led learning sessions for students. As we continue to see an increasing need for healthcare professionals, Faith has also taken steps to restore the Certified Nurse Assistance Program.
Across the country, demand for medical professionals is on the rise. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment opportunities for nurse practitioners are projected to grow 9 percent over the next decade, while demand for CNAs is projected to grow 11 percent. If you’ve ever considered working in the health field, now is an ideal time to start training. Our programs offer tuition assistance, scholarship opportunities, diverse clinical experiences and simulation laboratories.