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HCA Instructors


Health Care Assistant Program (HCA)

Since completing her Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 1993, Marizen has acquired over 30 years of experience in a variety of healthcare settings. This is complemented by 10+ years as a classroom and clinical instructor, curriculum developer, program coordinator and subject matter expert.

She comes from a long line of educators, and teaching is her passion. She places a high value on cultural competence in being able to understand her clients and students from their unique perspectives to build strong relationships and positive outcomes.

Marizen believes that patience, perseverance and a positive attitude are all key, and one of her favorite quotes is: “I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me, and 90% how I react to it” – from the Attitude poem of Charles Swindoll

Success Story

I chose Drake Medox not only as the waiting period was shorter compared to other colleges but it was recommended to me by some of my friends. I am already huge advocate of Drake Medox College, not for the referral benefits but because of the good quality and hands-on teaching environment that I had experienced during my time as a student. I am now more confident in applying all that I've learnt to my current role and have Drake Medox to thank for that.