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We offer Adult CNA Classes too!

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One year, 3 hours per day

*Locations include: JELCC, Fishers HS, & HSE HS  (See your school counselor to learn more!)

Course Information:

This program prepares students for an entry-level nursing assistant position in healthcare facilities and also provides an exploration of the various careers in the healthcare industry. Students will provide nursing assistant services to patients in a long-term care facility as part of their clinical training. Students will gain leadership skills developed through HOSA participation and clinical experience. Students may earn the CNA Certification at the end of the year by passing the state board exam and clinical rotation.

NOTE: Social Security Number is required for background check.

Dual Credit Offered*:  (Learn more about Dual Credit)

Ivy Tech (up to 11 credits)

 HLHS 101 Medical Terminology (3 credits)

 HLHS 113 Dementia Care (3 credits)

• HLHS 107 CNA Preparation (5 credits)  

*Must enroll and meet Ivy Tech program-ready requirements.

Courses are subject to change. See instructor for most updated list.


Certifications Available: (Learn more about Certifications)

*ISDH Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) 

*AHA BLS CPR Certification for Healthcare Providers (recognized but not a graduation qualifier)

*indicates 19-20 IN Promoted Industry Certification

Job Opportunities:

• Hospitals • Nursing homes • Home Health and Assisted Living Facilities

Some nursing schools now require a CNA certification to be considered as a potential student.

Get Involved:

Join our Career-Technical Student Organization - HOSA: Future Health Professionals!

Learn leadership skills, compete in events, earn scholarships, and much more! 


$$$ Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook on the Internet at

Check out the IN CTE Career Guide​​​ and see the in-demand occupations in Indiana!

Related Courses at JEL:

 • EMT • Law Enforcement  • Health Careers Exploration 

 Medical Assisting Veterinary Assisting Dental Careers 

19-20 Dual Credit Poster for Ivy Tech Bo
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Beth Downs

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Before I earned my AAS degrees in medical assisting and practical nursing, I was a manager at Starbucks. After finishing nursing school, I worked in long term care before I started teaching Health Careers at JEL and I absolutely love being in the classroom! When I’m not molding future healthcare professionals’ minds, you will find me on the sidelines cheering on my son and daughter at their sporting events and spending time with friends and family. As a Health Careers instructor, I am committed to help and guide my students to choose a career pathway in the healthcare field. I am dedicated to each of my students and strive to make their time in my class productive and successful. I believe in the principles set forth by Florence Nightingale, "Success comes from never taking or giving an excuse."

I am one of the instructors for the Certified Nursing Assistant program at Fishers High School. I am a registered nurse as well as a certified massage therapist. I enjoy working with students to help them choose their career pathway. I am passionate about the medical field & hope to inspire students pursue their future goals. Outside of school, I enjoy cooking, traveling, & spending time with my family & friends.

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Stacey Young

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I teach at HSE as a Health Careers (CNA) and Health Careers Exploration Instructor. I am a Registered Nurse and earned my BS in Nursing from Indiana University and a MS in Nursing Education from Indiana Wesleyan University. I love teaching both classes and enjoy seeing the students become more confident in their skills and gain new knowledge every day! Outside of school, my husband and I enjoy watching our 5 children play sports. We love to camp, travel, and fish! Aside from the kids, we keep busy with our 3 dogs, 3 cats, turtle, and sugar glider.


Sara Wood

I supervise and assist CNA students as they care for the residents at a long term care facility. I received my nursing license from the Anderson School of Practical Nursing in 1987. It is very rewarding to watch students nursing skills grow, and I love hearing how they have advanced their medical careers after high school graduation.

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Instructional Assistant

Michelle Shetterly

Instructional Assistant

Kara Mason

I help provide support in the Health Careers Program as a Clinical Instructor for the lab portion of the CNA class at HSE. I earned my RN degree at Indiana University, Bloomington. I enjoy seeing the students get to apply the skills they have learned in the classroom not only in our lab but out in the work environment. It is exciting to see their confidence growing daily. Outside of work I enjoy spending time with my two children and husband of 23 years.