GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. -- Several Gwinnett County students are well on their way to having fulfilling healthcare careers.
Forty-two students enrolled in the Nursing Essentials Healthcare class at Maxwell High School of Technology in Lawrenceville have officially become certified nursing assistants, or CNAs, by passing both written and skills performance exams.
"Our students are ahead of the game in terms of starting a future in the healthcare industry," Maxwell High principal Dr. Jeff Hall said in a statement. "By successfully passing the test, our students are qualified to walk into a CNA position today."
Hall added that the students' accomplishments give Maxwell High's CNA program a 100 percent completion rate.
A number of Gwinnett's new CNAs have joined the Gwinnett Medical Center Apprenticeship Program, where they could be offered full-time jobs as patient care technicians.