Health occupations students doing on-site clinical hours at Absolut Care

Posted 7 April 2021 at 11:09 am

Press release and photo from Orleans/Niagara BOCES

MEDINA – Health Occupation Technician students at the Orleans Career and Technical Education Center have been completing their clinical hours at Absolut Care of Gasport.

Teacher Courtney Slack said she and co-teacher Rebecca Mahar-Price feel it is imperative to the success of their students that they experience direct patient care before completing their program.

“The healthcare field is growing exponentially and our community depends on well-trained and a fully prepared workforce,” Mrs. Slack said.  “We feel it is our duty to teach our students to be employable in the nursing field, which includes compassion, commitment and confidence.”

The teachers believe the clinical experience helps to bring those attributes together to make their students immediately employable upon graduation and gain their certification as a nursing assistant.

“We are extremely grateful to have had so much support this year from both our OCTEC center, as well as Absolute Care of Gasport, to make this experience happen in the face of a pandemic,” Mrs. Slack said.