COLUMBUS- This fall, Lakeview High School will offer the first class of its new Health Science Pathway.
The educational program is a collaboration between area high schools, Central Community College and Columbus Community Hospital that allows students to learn about available careers in the medical field. The classes explore various facets of health care, including phlebotomy, radiology, pharmacy, nursing, respiratory therapy, housekeeping, facilities, etc. Students who complete the program in its entirety can become certified nursing assistants through the college. Hospital leaders recently lowered the minimum age requirement for CNAs to 16. That means students who become CNAs through the Health Science Pathway could start gaining experience right away.
Principal at Lakeview Community Schools Steve Borer says the school currently has 28 students registered for Health Science I.