Health Occupation classes have recently gotten the opportunity to have clinical visits at Mosaic Hospital in St. Joseph, MO. These visits consist of using the skills that they have learned and practiced in class and at LaVerna Village.
Caring for the patients at Mosaic involves patients that are in need of short-term medical care rather than at LaVerna, which is a long-term care environment based on more nurture and care. This is a good experience for the students to focus on different aspects of the medical field.
“I feel as if the Mosaic Clinicals are vital to anyone going into that class because you never know what you might like more and I enjoy getting experience from there and seeing how the CPA’s and nurses and doctors work together. I think being able to apply our knowledge that Mrs. Heastan has given and taught us and has prepared us to go out and do what we want and retain our knowledge for a long time, and it’s really cool to be able to apply what you’ve learned to different areas of the medical field,” senior Angel Clark said.
The Health Occupations students will visit Mosaic on Thursdays and Fridays, and will continue LaVerna visits on Mondays and Tuesdays.