The medical professions program in the Center of Excellence will be losing a very special teacher. Nurse Kathy Rogers will be retiring after this school year after years of teaching. She has been a nurse for many years and in total she has worked for the district for 30 years. When asked why she decided to retire she said she knew it was time.
Rogers teaches the CNA program at NLRHS. CNA stands for Certified Nursing Assistant. The class teaches you about health aid and how to care for elderlies at their vulnerable times. It is one of the first steps into the healthcare field.
As well as running an awesome CNA (Certified Nursing Assistant) program, Rogers is one of the head teachers of our school’s HOSA club. HOSA stands for Health Occupations Students of America – Future Health Professionals. The club focuses on volunteer work towards health care, such as working with the homeless and children, as well as learning the basics like taking blood pressure.
Since this is her last year teaching, Rogers shares a bit of wisdom to her students and future medical procedures students. “Follow your dream and stick with it. Don’t give up early and you will know when it is time for change. Do not make decisions while you are frustrated. The healthcare industry is tough but don’t quit because you get frustrated at the work.” says Rogers.