The 2019-20 School year is my first at Mat-Su Career Tech High School.
I decided to become a nurse because it is a very practical career (and because my high school counselors pressured students to
choose a college major). I have been a school nurse in the MSBSD since 2009 and was a sub prior to that. School nursing is a
multifaceted position in the educational setting. My new role as a certified nursing assistant (CNA) instructor allows me to apply
my previous experience into the instruction of the most foundational of health care roles: nurse assisting.
Typically, individuals need a high school diploma or a GED to enroll in this type of training. (I spent $1000 on a 6 week CNA course
when I was 19). Now, high school students are priveleged to have the opportunity to take this challenging course for high school
and/or college credit. It is my pleasure to instruct students in providing the most basic nursing care with dignity and respect for the
patients they will encounter.