Applied Tech is now accepting applications for the Fall 2014 Practical Nursing program. Register online today to take the entrance exam here.
Call 314-989-7570 today for more information.
After a challenging year of study, practical nursing graduates celebrated with staff, family and friends as they received their certificates. Spring graduation ceremonies were held at South Tech on March 14, 2014 for the Wellston campus and April 11, 2014 for the South campus. Valedictorians included Ashley Williams (Wellston campus) and Caroline Edmondson (South campus). Leadership awards, which are voted on by the students, were presented to Natalie Basemore (Wellston campus) and Shelly Wilkes (South campus). Presiding over ceremonies was Ms. Kim Rau, Site Coordinator. Also in attendance, Mr. Dennis Mix, Administrator-Adult Education, Dr. Paul Bauer, Assistant Superintendent, and Mr. Don Bohannon, Assistant Superintendent.
The complimentary buffet lunch was catered by the South Tech Culinary Arts Department.
A cornerstone in developing and implementing high quality occupational education, advisory councils serve to tie the needs of business and industry to a school’s instructional objectives and are essential in ensuring educational programs fully meet the needs of the community.
Applied Tech’s Practical Nursing program advisory council’s meeting was held on November 4, 2013 at South Tech in Sunset Hills and included 13 advisory members from acute and long-term care facilities across the county.
Council members reviewed and discussed Applied Tech’s key performance indicators, curriculum updates, clinical partnerships, technology and students resources, faculty and professional development, as well as workforce placement. Additionally, information regarding the marketing strategy, PN Leadership Program, and the announcement of the Health Career Expo to be held on March 5, 2014 were shared. Finally, a discussion on acute and long-term care needs, the challenges facing facilities, and the future role of the LPN in the community was initiated and methods to meet those needs were discussed.
The staff at Applied Tech would like to thank the members of the advisory council for their continued dedication in strengthening our PN program by sharing their wealth of knowledge, providing significant guidance and helping our students to become successful nurses in our community.
Brenton’s love for helping people started years ago as a home health aide. He worked for six years providing clients with personal care. His great leadership abilities presented him additional opportunities as a retail manager and police officer. He attended police academy, was hired, and worked as an officer for four and a half years. His love for nursing still endured. After making the decision to further his education, he received certification and worked as a CNA while pursuing his 4 year degree in Health Care Administration. A semester from completing the degree, he met a graduate that recommended he attend Applied Technology Services Practical Nursing Program to become a Licensed Practical Nurse. Brenton successfully passed the entrance exam, competed against other applicants, and was accepted into the April 2011 class as a PN student.
“The instructors were amazing. They truly care about your success. The clinical experience provided a variety of disciplines and at great length. There were many places where I felt as if I was part of the facilities family,” he says. Brenton’s success as a practical nurse student allowed him to assist and tutor other students before and after class during the program which resulted in positive outcomes for him and other students.
After graduation, he successfully passed his state board examination and was hired by a local long term care facility where he worked as a CNA. Brenton plans to return to college, graduate with his BSN, and work in a hospital setting. His long range goal is to open a long-term care facility.