Minkin, Sherrie - CTE/Health Science

 Welcome to my Classroom

Sherrie L. Minkin, RN- Health Occupations Instructor

North Buncombe High School
sherrie.minkin@bcsemail.org
 All my courses are on Canvas. Office hours 8am-9am and 1pm-3pm. You may email me or call the school at 828-645-4221.

Hello Everyone. I want to tell you a little bit about myself....
    I graduated from North Buncombe High School in 1979. Both my children also graduated from here as well. I live in Alexander and love this area. I am married to my wonderful husband Mark and have 2 children and a son-in-law. We also have 2 precious fur babies- Mia and Belle. 
     I have been a registered nurse for over 38 years and have worked in the operating room for at least 25 years of that time. I have always wanted to teach so this job teaching at North Buncombe is my dream job! We have the best students at this high school and I can't imagine teaching anywhere else!
     
      We also teach Health Science I, which is anatomy of the body, and Health Science II, which is about our health care system. These two courses are needed to prepare you to take Nursing Fundamentals as well as completing your career cluster for Health Sciences. I am again teaching Biomedical Technology I which is one of my favorite classes to teach. It goes into research, clinical trials, animal research cancer, forensics and my favorite infectious disease. This is a level 2 course and is a health science completer course.
     For the 2020-2021 school year, both Mrs. Cole and I will be teaching Nursing Fundamentals spring semester due to school being virtual in the fall. This is a course offered where you can obtain your certified nursing assistant at the end of the course. This is a very competitive class and is offered both semesters. There is an application process you must complete. This is only for seniors and there is a maximum of 10 students per class. The application for this class may be found on my website under Nursing Fundamentals. I will also be teaching Health Science I and Biomedical Technology I
     We have three courses that are offered at the Honors level, Health Science I, Health Science II and Nursing Fundamentals. 
     We also have an active and fun Health Occupations Students of America chapter. This is open to any health science student. We had several district winners this year that went on to compete in the NC-HOSA competition.
     Tena Cole, RN is our other health science teacher here at North Buncombe. We have a great health science program that continues to grow every year. Mrs. Cole and I love sharing our vast experience in health care with our students!
     If you have any questions or are interested in health care come visit me in room 110!  
 
Schedule for 2020-2021
Fall 2020 
1st- Health Science I 
2nd- Health Science I
3rd- Biomedical Technology I
4th- Planning
 
Spring 2020
1st- 2nd- Nursing Fundamentals
3rd- Planning
4th- Health Science I
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