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Health Notes

August 08, 2004

Pharmacy tech program offered at college

Carroll Community College has one of six pharmacy technician training programs to be recognized in Maryland as preparation for the PTCB national pharmacy technician certification exam.

Students learn the practice of pharmacy and prepare to take the certification exam. The program prepares students for entry-level positions in retail, home care and hospital pharmacy settings.

Pharmaceutical calculations, computer applications, aseptic technique, dosage unit conversions and medical terminology is taught.

A foundation in math and computer concepts is recommended. The GED or high school diploma is a prerequisite.

The course will be held from 6 p.m. to 9:15 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, Aug. 24 to Dec. 16 (no class Nov. 25), at the 1601 Washington Road campus. The cost is $720; senior adults cost is $45.

Information: 410-386-8100.

Nurse assistants receive certification and pins

Carroll Community College recently presented 12 students with their certified nursing assistant training certificates and pins in a ceremony.

Students completed 126 hours of theory and clinical training required by the Maryland Board of Nursing to become CNAs to prepare them to enter the healthcare work force.

Program graduates are: Kelley Allen, Mary Bolster, Maria Hastings, Joanne Hooper, Christine Jackson, Patricia Jones, Ashley McIver, Linda Mayo, Juliann Peters, Rebekah Shickert, Laurie Twardzik and Cassandra Walter.

The CNAs are eligible to take the state exam to become a geriatric nursing assistant, which will enable them to work in a long-term care facility or as a CNA in a hospital or doctor's office.

Information about the college's nursing programs: Nancy Rogers, 410-386-8111.

31 students complete practical nursing program

Carroll Community College recently graduated its third practical nursing program class with 31 students.

The graduates who received their pins last month are: Jennifer L. Alder, Alison R. Arrowood, Diane Marie Best, Melissa Anne Blackowicz, Kelly Jean Blizzard, Ronni Lynn Bower, JoAnna Maree Brewer, Lori R. Brusio, Patricia Dasch, Rachelle "Shelli" Desmond, Denise M. Esworthy-Ecker, Shelby J. Ewing, Renee Eyler, Elizabeth Garcia, Megan Godfrey, Kimberly Ann Graf.

Also Kristie Holmes, Valerie Holmes, Karen Michelle Keller, Stacey L. King, Kerri Kramperth, Colleen A. Lafferty, Rebekah Carol Lloyd, Michele L. Mathers, Christine L. Penton, Adam C. Richardson, Emily R. Snow, Kim "Natalie" Southern, Marsha Annette Utz, Barbara Whitcomb and Julie Lynne Winstead.

Special awards were presented to Barbara Whitcomb, the Carroll County Hospital Center Clinical Excellence Award; Kelly Jean Blizzard, the Springfield Hospital Center Highest Scholastic Average Award; and Alison R. Arrowood and Patricia Dasch, the CCC Practical Nursing Program Achievement Award.

Students must be accepted for admission to the college before applying for the practical nursing track certificate program.

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