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Valley high school encouraging students to become nurses


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Valley High School Encouraging Students To Become Nurses. Photo Courtesy Queen Creek Unified School District.

 

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Valley high school encouraging students to become nurses. Photo courtesy Queen Creek Unified School District.

According to data from ‘The Future of the Nursing Workforce: National and State-Level Projections, 2012-2025’, Arizona will have the country’s largest nurse shortage by 2025. Who could help solve this crisis? Millennials. According to a new study from the October issue of Health Affairs, an average millennial is now 186% more likely to become a registered nurse.

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Valley high school encouraging students to become nurses. Photo courtesy Queen Creek Unified School District.

 

The Queen Creek Unified School District understands there is a growing need for nurses; so NEW THIS YEAR, Queen Creek High School (QCHS) now offers Medical Professions 1 & 2 for Juniors and Seniors. Additionally, the State Board of Nursing APPROVED the Nursing Assistant program at QCHS meaning students will eventually have the opportunity to graduate from Queen Creek High with their CNA (Certified Nursing Assistant) certification.

This course is designed to prepare students for employment in the health care industry, specifically Nursing. Arizona State Nursing Board curriculum and Arizona Department of Education Nursing Services standards are taught in this course and throughout the Medical Professions program.