Health careers fair

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Bottineau – There is a level of academic content and skill required to be successful in today’s professional and technical fields, especially when it comes to careers in the healthcare industry. Despite the continued need for healthcare professionals, many people are unaware of the impact that a CTE program in healthcare can have, the career opportunities it can provide in the state, and what it is. that North Dakota students can do after completing their career and technique. education and training in a health care program.

Dakota College in Bottineau shared their practical skills with sixty grade 8 students from Rugby Public School on Friday, April 16. It was an opportunity for the health professions faculty and practical nursing students at Dakota College to present practical skills related to health careers. Emily Hunt, LeShai Annavarapu from the Dakota College in Minot program and Briar Kornkven from the Bottineau program shared active demonstrations on wound care, obstetrics and newborn care as well as the use of tubes in procedures such as NG (nasogastric) tubes, tracheostomy care and use of SCD (sequential compression devices). Additionally, clinical and physical evaluations were observed when using Doppler technology to assess peripheral blood flow and simulate paramedical cardiac monitoring in the field.

Demonstrating and explaining real practical skills with grade 8 students had an impact on career expectations in health. The grade 8 students said it was great to have the different stations to learn and the variety of topics. It gave them more interest and appreciation for health care, while also making them “fun”. Successful CTE health students can enter the workforce within two years by completing their technical degree or continuing their education by easily transferring credits to any four-year ND university.

Successful CTE health students can enter the workforce within two years by completing their technical degree or continuing their education by easily transferring credits to any four-year ND university.

The intention of a CTE degree is to lead individuals into a quality career in a shorter time frame. Dakota College annually trains more than 70 nursing students from programs located in Bottineau, Minot and Valley City. Upon completion, they are ready to take their NCLEX exam to begin their nursing career in ND State. The Allied Health program is available online and on campus. Paramedic ambulance and diagnostic medical ultrasound programs are available at Dakota College on the Minot campus.

K. William Boyer is the editor of the Devils Lake News Journal. He can be reached at [email protected], or by phone at (701) 662-2127.

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