Health Science- Nursing
ATA’s Health Science/Nursing Program utilizes world-class, state-of-the-art equipment, such as our hi-tech mannequin, for hands-on skills training. Students can earn certifications in CPR, OSHA and even become Certified Nurse Assistants. They will also intern at a local hospital. After completion of this program and passage of exams, students may choose to enter the workforce as a CNA directly after high school but are also prepared to enroll in a college-level nursing program with the goal of becoming an RN.
My name is Heidi Hardee and I am one of the Nursing Program major teachers at ATA. I am happily married with 3 children and love spending time with my family and friends. I graduated from Horry-Georgetown Technical College with my ADN in 2002. I have been a Registered Nurse for over 20 years and have past clinical experience in the operating room, labor and delivery, pediatrics, drug rehabilitation services, long-term care, and hospice care. I transitioned to the field of education in 2016 and am currently in my 8th school year of teaching. Education is a huge part of nursing and I have always enjoyed that aspect of it. I am also currently a HOSA advisor for our chapter here at the academy. I love what I do and am so proud to be a part of ATA.
My name is Emily Nobles, and I am one of the Nursing Program major teachers here at the ATA. I was born and raised in the Green Sea area, and I grew up working in the tobacco and strawberry fields with my family. I am happily married, and I have a son who keeps me busy. I have always had a passion for nursing, and I knew this was what I wanted to do since I was a young child. I graduated from Francis Marion University in 2020, where I received my Bachelor of Science in Nursing. I currently work as an RN in the Labor and Delivery unit, where I work as a postpartum/nursery nurse at McLeod Loris. Prior to switching to the Labor and Delivery unit, I obtained experience on the medical/surgical floor at McLeod Seacoast. I started here at the ATA in January of 2023, and I am excited to be a “stepping stone” in our students' career path of becoming registered nurses.