The GWAHCA Executive Advisory Board met on Wednesday, September 7 for a program update and to discuss possible plans for the academy's future.
75 students attended GWAHCA in the 2015-16 school year. For the 2016-17 school year, 220 student will attend.
Waco ISD - Waco High School - 74
Waco ISD - University High School - 63
McGregor ISD - 12
Bruceville Eddy ISD - 2
Lorena ISD - 5
Midway ISD - 6
Troy ISD - 6
Connally ISD - 17
Riesel ISD - 5
La Vega ISD - 16
Mexia ISD - 6
Robinson ISD - 8
The academy staff is currently finalizing requirements to become a CNA testing site. This will allow students to test on site this spring.
CNA students will begin clinical rotations at various nursing homes on October 7th.
Advanced students will begin their clinicals on Monday, September 12th at Baylor Scott & White - Hillcrest and Providence Hospital.
Following the meeting, Glenn Robinson, CEO of Baylor Scott & White - Hillcrest, made a visit to the Advanced CNA Class. He spoke to the students about health care policy issues and welcomed them as they begin their rotations. The students were excited to meet and hear from this great supporter of health care education.