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Emelyn Nye: Future Registered Nurse

Emelyn Nye
Occupational Goal: Registered Nurse (RN)

“As a junior I could apply for one of the Career and Technical Education programs offered off campus. My hope was that I would be accepted into the nurse assistant program my first semester. I wanted to know as soon as possible if I would enjoy the field of nursing as an occupation. I was excited when my class schedule was finalized and I learned I would be in the afternoon class.

“I love my nursing class! Leaving Alta after two periods each day and getting to do hands-on learning at the Canyons Technical Education Center (CTEC) was great. My teacher was so upbeat and positive about the profession. We covered a lot of material in one semester, learned many skills, practiced on each other, and went out to care centers and hospitals, where we assisted nurses on their shifts and helped patients like we were CNAs.

“Due to the CTEC nurse assistant program, I found myself extremely motivated to become a registered nurse. There are so many paths I could take after earning my RN license, and I’m excited to have found my career this early in life. I am so glad I was able to take different CTE courses until I found the one that was right for me.”

 —Emelyn Nye, Alta High School

UtahCTE.org congratulates Emelyn on the CTE Scholarship and Tuition Award she received to Dixie State University. Emelyn was one of 102 students honored at the CTE Scholarships and Tuition Awards banquet on Wednesday, May 1, 2013.


Left: Blair Carruth, Assistant Commissioner, Utah System of Higher Education
Middle: Emelyn Nye
Right: Jared Haines, Vice President, Utah College of Applied Technology 

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