Learning in the program is problem-based. The students are able to get first-hand information about how to handle clinical situations. Experience gained is vital in continuing with Nursing Assistant as a career. Nurses are important members of the health care professional fraternity.
Historically, very few students proceeded with their education past high school. This was a result of system failure as the students were ill prepared to continue with their education. The situation improved with the introduction of vocational training in 1914. More students could stay in school for longer period and earned additional skills.
Smith-Hughes act passed in 1917 led to creation of two distinct paths for high school students (Gordon 105). One was for those who took the vocational training path while the other was pure academics. In 1994, School to Work act introduced to add more significance to the education system. The act encouraged career awareness in schools. No child left behind (NCLB) act came in 2002 that focused on academic achievement before proceeding to the colleges. With coming of CTE, students not only have academic achieved but also have skills for their