Health Science Practicum
Hello Everyone!!!! Excited to be here! First off, my name is Deana Mendoza, I am a RN (Registered Nurse) and am teaching the Health Science Practicum here at Hereford High School. I graduated from Hereford High School and went on to college and obtained my nursing license. I LOVE being a nurse and caring for people. I have worked in the hospital setting for 9 years and also in Long Term Care for 2.5 years. I have 3 children and my husband at home, I am took this job to be able to share my knowledge with the future medical professionals starting here with your children. I hope to give them knowledge, compassion, and true love for the medical profession. It is such a rewarding profession and working in the medical field will make any person appreciate the meaning of life.
My junior practicum classes focus on getting your child their first in medical field as a Certified Nursing Assistant. They will learn many skills and be able to put them to use in during their clinical rotation at a nursing home. They will get to care for residents along side the staff and learn as they go. They will test at the end of their school after all requirements have been met. The state of Texas comes into our full operational lab and test the students for their Certified Nursing Assistant certification.
My senior practicum focuses on the students that gained their certification as a Certified Nursing Assistant. We take them into other fields and get to shadow other professionals such as physician, pharmacist, nurses, dentist, dental assistants, medical assistants, dialysis center, hospice and home health. This is just to help this student find out if not known where they wanna take their career in the medical field. Its a great opportunity for children fixing to head into college.
"Becoming a nurse is one of the most selfless acts a person can undertake. In a society of so many different races, cultures, and beliefs, nurses are a universal gift to all, and the dedicated work that they do and kindness they deliver on a daily basis should serve as a reminder of the fundamental humanity inside all of us."