Mid-East Pinning Ceremony

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ZANESVILLE, Ohio – The Zanesville Mid-East Career and Technology Center held the first event in their brand new Activity Center to recognize their Practical Nursing and Multi-Skilled Health Technician program’s students’ achievements this morning during a Pinning Ceremony.  

Multi-Skilled Technologies Instructor Stephanie Winsor and Practical Nursing Instructor Cindy Price explained the programs and how the students benefit from them.

“We work together. We have different roles but all provide patient care. On the career ladder, you come in on the MST level and they do many many skills and then the next level is the LPN and they have a license and they get to do more skills. It’s a scaffold building, each year you do more skills. And the next career path would be they could go on and be a RN and climb right up the career tree,” Price said.

Mid-East Board Members meet with healthcare employers to learn what students need to be taught and many students work in the industry when they aren’t attending class.

High School Senior and Practical Nursing program graduate Jarett Thorne described the acceptance and placement process.

“So, pretty much, you have to have good attendance at your own school, you have to be reliable. When you come in you have to take a test and you have to pass that. Then if you do, they take a certain amount, they put you in either Practical Nursing or the MST program depending on your score. So top half you get into Practical Nurse and the rest are placed in MST. Overall, you have to have good attendance and good grades,” Thorne said.

The Programs are offered to local high schoolers seeking a vocational career but many students continue their education beyond high school but high schoolers can leave Mid-East as a LPN if they complete the program and pass the NCLEX certification exam.