The Healthcare Therapeutic program of study introduces students to occupations and educational opportunities related to diagnosing and treating acute, episodic, or chronic illness independently or as part of a healthcare team. Student’s in FISD’s CTE class, Principles of Nursing, have the opportunity to learn about the different aspects of nursing, and the medical field as a whole.
As part of their recent curriculum, which explores the different levels of education and post classroom residency to pursue different medical specialties, students had the opportunity to watch a brain surgery being performed to excise a tumor. As part of the lesson, Principles of Nursing teacher Angela Severn fielded questions from the class concerning the procedure. Students were surprised to see that the patient was awake for a portion of the operation and were concerned that she would feel pain. Ms. Severn assuaged her student’s concern’s, interjecting a lesson about the brain and its lack of pain receptors.
Even though the year has barely begun, Ms. Severn has noticed that students who entered the class with no interest in the medical field at least seem to appreciate it more after watching some of the videos and hearing her stories of what it is like to be in the field. It is her hope that students who wish to pursue occupations in the medical field are better prepared and know what processes they need to go through to get the degree and/or certification they are seeking.
If you would like more information about this or other CTE classes at Frankston ISD, contact Cheryll Milgrim at email@example.com.