Nurse Assistants Visit Good Samaritan Nursing Home
Students Gain Community Experience in a Job Setting
Nurse Assisting students from teacher Jane Doherty’s class at the Academy’s Milliken Technical Center (MTC) went to Good Samaritan Nursing Home in Sayville on December 18 to bring some good, old-fashioned holiday joy. Along with their teacher, the students rang bells and sang a lively array of holiday carols and favorite tunes for the residents, some of whom were able to sing along and really engage in the physical/mental activity.
After singing the songs and carols, the nurse assistants went around the room to greet each resident personally with a smile, a hand squeeze or a hug. They also gave a warm pair of socks to each man and woman as a holiday gift. The nurse assistants brought warm social interaction to the residents.
Nurse assistants look forward to a strong job outlook for the future. They help provide basic care for patients in hospitals and individuals in residential care and long-term care facilities, such as assisted living communities, nursing homes and rehab centers.