Rhegan Fischer’s after-school job is probably very different from that of most 16-year-olds. Instead of flipping burgers or waiting tables, she’s helping long-term care patients with their daily activities at Windsor Place of Iola.
Fischer took advantage of a new allied health program at the Regional Rural Technical Center in LaHarpe to earn her CNA certificate last fall. She hopes to eventually become a nurse.
Fischer is part of a growing trend in those interested in pursuing careers in health care, likely spurred by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.