On the Treasure Coast of Florida, IRSC Health Professions Department may be visualized as benchmark on delivery of the final product. With the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare means, “good health for all Americans”) now on the shelf as far as its presentation to the nation as a whole (effective October 1, 2013 yet in-affective in its botched initial roll out and subsequent attempts to patch up) is visibly becoming a clear picture on the American horizon of a new frontier coming into focus as bold and tremendous as likened unto the time in our geographical history when would be pioneers of land west of the Mississippi and beyond were told to “go west young man” (generically correct as symbolic to mankind reflecting for all times, poetic license). Now is the time for all of the good, bad and even ugly Americans to forge forward with “first aid” to our physical, mental and even social health to begin to heal our land internally and externally for the sake of all that trust and have faith in abilities and intelligence of the men and women of the United States.
Locally in the School District of St. Lucie County, from an education standpoint, work has begun in recruiting and preparing the new wave of health professionals that will lead the way for good health which leads to prosperity for all as we all in America work forward, positively with encouragement shown through brotherly and sisterly love as we embrace each other for the productive over-haul set before us.
The graduating Eagles of Dan McCarty Middle School in Fort Pierce, Fla. earned a visit from Mrs. Michelle Cuba, Coordinator of the Health Professions Department at Indian River State College. Mrs. Cuba spoke to the students in their classrooms about career options that are currently available and in high demand in the health professions, the salaries, and the required course work. She applauded the students for having an interest in the health professions; however, they have to take their current school work seriously in order to be successful academically in high school and college. Students were provided with pamphlets with information in careers such as, registered nursing, practical nursing, nursing assistant, pharmacy technician, medical laboratory technology, phlebotomy, radiology, physical therapist assistant, dental hygiene, and many more.
The future is ours, here for us to mold, shape and create in a better way for justice to all as we labor with power together. Let us now—help our United States of America to grow, learn and earn!
(See slideshow for imformation about healthcare professions.)
REF: Lucie Links Newsletter (SLCSD) May 2014