78-year-old nursing aide student redefines college experience
THOMASVILLE, Ga. (WALB) - A 78-year-old college student is redefining what it means to have a “senior moment.”
One month before her 79th birthday, Helen King just completed her very first semester at Southern Regional Technical College (SRTC).
King said college was not a consideration when she was younger.
However, after a decade into retirement, she figured it was time to take on a new task.
After a lifetime of caring for others, joining the healthcare field felt like a natural fit and King soon registered for SRTC’s certified nursing aide program.
And to cap off a successful first semester of college, King passed the National Nurse Aide Assessment Program exam on her first attempt.
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