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From Bank Employee to Health Care Aide: Meet Susan Zirk, 5 Years Later

Feb 12, 2019 10:35:40 AM

Susan Zirk in her health care aide scrubs, in Selkirk, Manitoba.

Updated November, 2020

Are you considering becoming a health care aide, and wondering if you'd be a good fit for the role? Want a more meaningful career that focusses on helping others - but doesn't require years of training to get started? You're definitely not alone.

Meet Susan Zirk, a Herzing graduate who gave up a career in finance to pursue a new life as a health care aide (HCA).

In many ways, Susan's story is similar to so many health care aide students we've worked with over the years.

Health Care Aide Training: Top 5 CPR Myths & Mistakes

Nov 8, 2017 11:01:38 AM

Health care aides work on the front lines of health care, and support patients of all ages. They assist children coping with debilitating medical conditions, adults with special health care needs, and elderly patients striving to maintain independence in their homes or long term care facilities.

CPR and First Aid certification should be included in any reputable, high-quality health care aid training program. Students must be prepared to intervene in cases of emergency, and know how to perform potentially life-saving procedures on patients of all ages.