Eastern Center for Arts and Technology (EASTERN) 2013 Allied Health/Lower Moreland High School graduate, Isabella Andre, is currently at Manor College completing her prerequisites for the Bachelor of Nursing program at Thomas Jefferson University. On September 18 and 19, Isabella took time out of her busy schedule to talk to the new class of Allied Health students about her education and career path since graduating from high school.
Isabella always knew that she wanted to pursue a career in which helping people was the main focus. While in 11th grade, she visited EASTERN’s Allied Health program and decided to enroll for her senior year. Through Allied Health, Isabella had the unique opportunity to shadow healthcare professionals two days a week at Abington Memorial Hospital while still in high school. Isabella excelled in the Allied Health program, achieving straight A status, and began researching nursing schools. She was very impressed with Thomas Jefferson’s program and was thrilled when she was formally accepted for the fall of 2015. She already completed the mandatory Medical Terminology class through EASTERN’s Dual Enrollment program with Montgomery County Community College (MCCC). After high school graduation, she continued to take prerequisites at MCCC, and matriculated to Manor over the summer.
During her time at EASTERN, Isabella was the student representative for the Allied Health
Occupational Advisory Committee and continues to serve as a former student representative. The OAC consists of local business and industry representatives that assist the instructors and administration in developing state-of-the-art curriculum.
“If you want to find out if a career in the healthcare field is for you, the Allied Health program at EASTERN offers you a first-hand look,” said Isabella. You do not have to have your mind made up regarding your career before coming to EASTERN. The Allied Health program gives you the general foundation that you need for any healthcare or science major.”
Allied Health at EASTERN is designed for high school seniors who plan to continue their education in college to prepare for a career in the health field. Students will get extensive clinical experiences partnering with health professionals at Abington Memorial Hospital, and earn three college credits from Montgomery County Community College.