12 area high school seniors graduate from Sanford Health internship programs

SIOUX FALLS S.D., -Blake Hammer, a senior who attends the CTE Academy, served as a CNA at Good Samaritan Society’s Sioux Falls Village this fall where he worked in the rehab unit with patients who were going through major life changes, he said.

His internship with dual-credit opportunities will help him start LPN-specific coursework at STC next semester as a senior in high school in hopes of becoming an RN as soon as possible.

Before the internship, ”I’d only worked in dietary and nursing, I hadn’t seen any other aspects of long-term care,” he said. “I got to precept with some different healthcare professionals: social workers, managers, therapists. I got to see all the different running

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