Donna Jones

Hello, My name is Donna Jones.   I am the Program Coordinator/Instructor for the Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) course at Kent Career Technical Center main campus.   I have been a nurse for over 25 years and have worked in a variety of settings such as neurology, gerontology, obstetrics and women’s health.    I received Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) from Grand Valley State University in 1993.   In 2009, I completed my Masters of Arts in Career and Technical Education (MA) from Western Michigan University.  

When I am not at work, I spend my free time with my family.    I have a supportive husband, and three active children.   My oldest has completed the CNA program is working at a local nursing home and headed to MSU in the fall majoring in Nursing.   My middle daughter is a junior and is a dancer.    My son is an avid lacrosse player and wrestler.    My children are passionate about very different sports and activities so I am on the “go” frequently.   When at home, I enjoy time with our dog- Jake and family, gardening and decorating the house.  

I transitioned to teaching in 2005.  I have never looked back!   I realized that I enjoy sharing my experiences knowledge of health care with students that will likely follow in similar paths.   Choosing to work in health care takes a special person and I enjoy assisting students in developing their gifts and talents.   I find satisfaction in knowing that our school really teaches “real life learning” and that our time spent in the hospital and nursing home settings gives students a chance to work as a CNA.   CNA students leave KCTC well-rounded, career ready and prepared for the next steps in life! 

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