West-MEC expands with nursing program

Posted 2/15/21

Western Maricopa Education Center recently announced its new nursing services program for the fall.

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West-MEC expands with nursing program


Western Maricopa Education Center recently announced its new nursing services program for the fall.

The one-year program prepares students with the necessary clinical and administrative knowledge to become entry-level nursing assistants. Students will receive hands-on training and learn how to properly administer basic nursing care, understand bodily systems and vital signs, practice client-centered care and critical thinking, work on patient advocacy, teamwork and professionalism, practice patient hygiene care, collect basic specimens and maintain patient records and proper ethics.

Students will be eligible for a much-needed career path, as well as the professional and personal skills necessary to traverse a career in healthcare at any level. Many program completers will have the chance to work while attending school or other training.

“The healthcare industry is rapidly evolving. After completing our rigorous and authentic program, graduates will have the knowledge and skills necessary for diverse healthcare pathways. Our program bolsters the career progression outlook for west valley learners, our future healthcare leaders,” said instructor and program coordinator Tamara Greaball.

Furthermore, Nursing Services is one of many programs West-MEC is preparing local students for fulfilling careers, healthcare and otherwise.

“We are so proud to offer yet another opportunity for our students to pursue a career they are passionate about. West-MEC is committed to offering a great education with our fine instructors and our partnerships with business and industry,” said Superintendent Greg Donovan.