Nacheka Dawson – Student Highlight

Boardman Training Center Featured
Student of The Month!

Boardman Training Center is excited to introduce our featured student of the month, Nacheka Dawson!

Nacheka Dawson - Student Highlight

Nacheka is a current student in BTC’s EKG Technician program, where she is learning skills that will make her a valuable member of the healthcare team. In addition to the hands-on skills she will obtain by the end of the program, Nacheka will also be prepared to sit for the Certified EKG Technician (CET) National Healthcareer Association certification* exam. 

Before deciding to attend Boardman Training Center, Nacheka had previous experience at a different college but decided it wasn’t a good fit. Since then, she has been a stay-at-home mom and focusing on building her business, Broken Esscents Candle Company. She decided to return to school because she wanted to enter the healthcare field and learn more about the heart, but what made her choose Boardman Training Center was reading the wonderful reviews, she says, “It seemed like a great place to go.” 

Nacheka’s entrepreneurial spirit extends past her current candle-making endeavor, as she hopes that the EKG training she receives from Boardman Training Center will allow her to start her own business using her education. And in five years’ time, her goal is to become a successful entrepreneur. 

Experience As An EKG Technician Student.

Nacheka’s interest in the heart and how it works is what encouraged her to attend Boardman Training Center, and in her education, she can expect to learn the knowledge and practice the skills she will be applying in the field as an Electrocardiograph (EKG) Technician. 

EKG Technicians play important roles in the patient’s healthcare experience, especially those with heart conditions or who are in the process of being diagnosed. Some of the essential skills Nacheka will learn during her time as a Boardman Training Center student include: 

  • Performing electrocardiograms (EKG)s for doctors and cardiologists
  • Identifying normal and abnormal EKG readings
  • Basic EKG waveform morphology
  • Distinguishing between basic dysrhythmias
  • Providing comfort to nervous patients
  • Assisting physicians and cardiologists with testing

Along with the hands-on skills Nacheka will learn at Boardman Training Center, she will also be prepared to sit for the Certified EKG Technician certification* exam. Earning industry-specific certifications can open career opportunities for her by proving to employers that she possesses the skills and knowledge to work competently in the field. 

How Boardman Training Center Can Help You.

One aspect that makes Boardman Training Center a unique type of school is the focus on one-on-one training with each student. Nacheka says that so far, Mrs. Durch is her favorite instructor. “She is a great teacher. She cares about teaching her students,” Nacheka says. “She makes sure we get it.” 

Regardless of what training program a student is in, they can expect to receive this same high level of instruction from their teachers. By providing students with personalized instruction in small classes, BTC creates a positive learning environment that allows every student to reach their full potential. When asked what her favorite part of attending Boardman Training Center is, Nacheka says, “The education, teacher, staff, and students. Everyone so far is very nice. I learn a lot, and the teacher is the best I ever had.” When you choose Boardman Training Center to further your education, you are part of a family from the first time you reach out all the way to the completion of your program!

Nacheka’s biggest piece of advice for someone considering Boardman Training Center is to “Just go for it!” 

Be Like Nacheka and Get Started Today!

Ready to get started on the path to your new future? Take Nacheka’s advice and go for it at Boardman Training Center! Start the enrollment process today by calling our admissions team at 330-729-9244 or Requesting Information