Degrees and Certifications:
Licesnsed Practical Nurse, Practical nursing degree
Ms. Nikki Swilley
Hello, my name is Nikki Swilley. This year I begin my third year as the Health Occupations instructor and my second year as the CNA program instructor here at SHS. I am also beginning my first year as an advisor for our student led healthcare organization, Club Med. Club med focuses on current healthcare principles, trends in healthcare, and ommunity service projects.
My nursing career began as a certified nursing assist. My love for my patients/residents and medicine led me to pursue my nursing degree at Dalton College. Now, I have transitioned into the world of education and enjoy sharing my knowledge and experience with the future of healthcare.
Sonoraville High School’s Healthcare pathway provides the students with the opportunity to learn about healthcare concepts, technology, and patient care skills, in hopes of helping them identify potential future careers in the healthcare industry. Our healthcare skills lab offers the possibility of training clinical procedures in a safe learning environment. The Health Occupation skills lab contains; nine fully functional hospital beds, training mannequins, assessment, and vital sign equipment, weighted scales, laboratory equipment, assistive devices, and has the equipment necessary to train the students in CPR.
The program consists of three courses: Intro to Healthcare, Essentials to Healthcare, and Allied Medicine. I presently instruct the Intro Class, Allied Medicine, and the CNA class through Chattahoochee Technical College as a dual enrollment class for the students.
Introduction to Health Science: Level 1 course
This course will enable student to receive initial exposure to the many Healthcare science careers as well as employability, communication, and technology skills necessary in the healthcare industry. The concepts of human growth and development, integration with patients and family members, health wellness, and preventive care are evaluated, as well as the legal and ethical responsibility’s of today’s healthcare provider.
Fundamentals healthcare skills development is initiated including microbiology, basic life support, and first aid.
This course will provide students with the competitive edge to the better candidate for the entry into the healthcare market.