Tag: Patient Care Assistant

Partnership prepares displaced workers for health careers

Ten students are now ready to embark on new health care careers after completing a special Palm Beach State College Certified Nursing Assistant program with scholarship support from CareerSource Palm Beach County.
The six-week program was offered at the Belle Glade campus, and all 10 students received scholarships funded by CareerSource through a National Dislocated Worker Grant from the U.S. Department of Labor. The scholarship targeted displaced workers, 18 and older with a high school diploma, … Continue reading Partnership prepares displaced workers for health careers

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Students work with Alzheimer’s patients in award-winning partnership

Students in Palm Beach State College’s Practical Nursing and Patient Care Assistant programs are gaining invaluable experience with Alzheimer’s patients as part of an award-winning partnership with Alzheimer’s Community Care, Florida’s largest provider of community-based, dementia-specific services.
Today Alzheimer’s disease affects more than 5 million Americans, and by 2050, the number could be as high as 16 million. Meanwhile, a critical shortage of nurses and long-term care workers with dementia-specific training is already a concern. … Continue reading Students work with Alzheimer’s patients in award-winning partnership

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Medical Assisting student honored for military service

On July 1, Gov. Rick Scott was in West Palm Beach to present 187 veterans with the Governor’s Veterans Service Award, a medal for Floridians who have served in a U.S. military branch. Thomas Whelan was among them.
Whelan, who is enrolled in Palm Beach State College’s Medical Assisting program, was honored for his service in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1989-94. A Sergeant E-5, he served during Operation Desert Storm (Gulf War) and Operation Restore Hope (Somalia). … Continue reading Medical Assisting student honored for military service

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