KMBC: New Kansas City Area Program Looks to Stem an Interest in Health Care for High Schoolers

A new pilot program at Saint Luke's is working to attract high schoolers to a career in health care.

Saint Luke's partnered with Summit Technology Academy to train a group of seniors to become nursing assistants at Saint Luke's East Hospital this summer.

KMBC talked to Alexis Walker, a nursing assistant who completed the program, and Kristin Carlson, director of system education at Saint Luke's, about how these students are making an impact.

*Note: Nursing assistants communicate with and provide assistance to each patient's multidisciplinary care team, including rehabilitation. Nursing assistants do not provide physical therapy.

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