Minkin, Sherrie - CTE/Health Science

 Welcome to my Classroom

Sherrie L. Minkin, RN- Health Occupations Instructor

North Buncombe High School

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 35 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!
      Health Team Relations is our freshman and foundation course we offer.  It goes heavily into Medical Terminology, which is needed for all health science classes. 
      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.  
     For the 2018-19 school year, I will be teaching Nursing Fundamentals spring semester. 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 Team Relations and Health Science II. 
     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. Savanna Harwood is our Western Region state represenative. She is also a student here at NBHS. Our hope this year is to establish a chapter at North Buncombe Middle School.
     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 2018- 2019
Fall 2018 
1st- Health Team Relations 
2nd- Health Science II
3rd- Health Team Relations
4th- Planning
Spring 2017
1st- 2nd- Nursing Fundamentals
3rd- Planning
4th- Health Team Relations
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