Part I in a series: Patient Care
Career Institute North (CIN), one of three Dallas ISD career institutes, is no ordinary high school. It’s an educational ecosystem where students delve into a number of practicum courses and graduate with up to four certifications in highly employable fields.
Patient Care at CIN
Aside from the ability to check a patient’s temperature, blood pressure, pulse, and breathing rate, students can also draw blood, place an electrocardiogram, perform CPR, and more.
“The simulation provides students with a safe, realistic learning environment, where it is okay if they make a mistake. The best part is students can learn from their mistakes acquired in a simulation and apply it to their real clinical or externship practice,” said Deborah Sanso, Phlebotomy and EKG teacher. “The old way of learning required students to learn through repetition and memorization. However, with CIN’s innovative learning approach, students learn through simulated human-like interaction. Our students find this type of learning collaborative and fun.”
At CIN, students spend half a day every other day immersed in a unique, innovative approach to education that sets them apart in the competitive job market. Classes are led by industry leaders with years of experience, and students learn through labs, internships, or independent study. CIN serves five Dallas ISD campuses: Conrad, Hillcrest, North Dallas, Thomas Jefferson, and W.T. White high schools.
Interested in learning about CIN and other career institutes in Dallas ISD? Visit dallasisd.org/careerinstitutes or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.