Nursing & Allied Health
Cheryl has an Associate of Science degree in Nursing from Mesa Community College in Arizona. She first received her Licensed Vocational Nursing certificate in 1978 and her Registered Nursing certificate in 1979. She worked at various hospitals in Arizona in the following areas: oncology, orthopedics, and cardiac care unit. Then she worked in California at various hospitals in the following areas: orthopedic, neurology, nursery, pediatric, flight nurse, intensive care unit, coronary care unit, open heart unit, and emergency room. Between 1994 and 1996, Cheryl was an Adjunct Instructor at Palo Verde College and from 1996 to the present, she has been a full-time Nursing Instructor. Cheryl entered the a nursing profession because she was tired of working at Circle K and a Chinese grocery store. She found that nursing gave her opportunities to see the world, deal with different people, and make a difference in people's lives. Cheryl got into teaching to help train skilled nurses who really cared about their patients. She said, "If you love what you do for what it is not for what you can get, you have truly found a vocation that you adore." The type of student who would do well in a nursing profession would be someone who is driven, dedicated, a team player, tough minded, and have a sense of humor in uncertain situation.
Students who are interested in pursuing a vocational certificate in the Nursing & Allied Health field at Palo Verde College may click the following links to see the required courses for each program of study.
- Certified Nursing Assistants Certificate of Career Preparation
- Emergency Medical Technician Certificate of Career Preparation
- Vocational Nurse Certificate of Achievement
- Phlebotomy Certificate of Career Preparation
- IV Therapy for Nurses Certificate of Career Preparation
- Gain Employment Information - Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN)