College of Southern Maryland (CSM) students who have chosen to pursue careers in health care were celebrated Jan. 12 at the Health Career Readiness Recognition ceremony. Seventy-three students completed programs to become Certified Nursing and Geriatric Nursing Assistants, Clinical Medical Assistants, Certified Dental Assistants, Phlebotomy Technicians, Nutrition Coaches, Personal Trainers and Paramedics. “What I love about this recognition event is that it shines the spotlight on the entire healthcare team,” said CSM Dean of the School of Science and Health Dr. Laura Polk in her opening remarks. “This is important because each member of the healthcare team plays a unique role in helping clients progress along the wellness continuum. Collaboration in healthcare is best exemplified when every healthcare team member effectively embraces their complimentary role within the team, works cooperatively, shares the responsibility for problem solving, and contributes positively to care,” Polk also shared the symbolism of items that graduates would receive at the ceremony: Students were given pins as a sign of welcome and acceptance into their professions, and to recognize the hard work it took to complete their education. Certified Nursing and Geriatric Nursing Assistants A student who successfully completes this workforce training certificate meets eligibility requirements to […]
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