Medical Careers Education/Nursing Program and Courses

Career & Technology Education – Medical Careers Education & Nursing


 

 

 Nursing students working with Mrs. Consenza

NU0460    Nursing/CNA Experience 
Grades 11, 12    3 periods/day, 3 credits  

Prerequisite –
Permission of the Nursing Assistant teacher.  Student-Teacher-Parent signed contract.  Must be 16 years old by the end of the course.  Must carry health insurance coverage (school or private).  

The Nursing/C.N.A Experience
course consists of three major components: Nursing Assistant Program, Nursing Lab, and Clinical Experience.  The Nursing Assistant Program prepares the student who is interested in a health related career for entry level employment as a state certified nursing assistant (C.N.A.) Students interested in any career in the health field will benefit by this introduction to the real-world of patient care. Nursing Assistant students are introduced to the home management skills necessary to adapt C.N.A. practices to the homebound patient.  During Semester 2, Nursing Assistant students work at a local skilled facility caring for geriatric patients. Upon successful completion of this program and state testing, students receive a certificate qualifying them for immediate employment in a field that offers very substantial wages and job opportunities.  This is a work, career, and college readiness program with a requirement to demonstrate good employability skills.  Students may apply to the Gateway Community College Dual Enrollment Program to earn 3 college credits for the Investigations in Health Careers course (HLT 103-3 credits).  *Students interested in nursing are recommended to refer to PLTW Biomedical Science Classes on page 48 


NU 0461 Careers in Healthcare
Grades  11 & 12                ½ year, .5 credits
This course is an introduction to the many career opportunities available in the health care field.  Students will examine      the educational requirements, career outlook, and skills needed for a variety of certified and licensed health occupations.  Instruction includes history of health care, career planning, employability skills, and workplace safety. This is a work, career, and college readiness program with a requirement to demonstrate good employability skills.   Integrated throughout the course are the healthcare standards of practice, which include effective communication, ethical behavior, interpersonal skills, critical thinking, problem solving, and technology. Guest speakers will share career experiences.  Students taking this class are part of the Gateway Community College Dual Enrollment Program, “College Now”. Students will enroll in Gateway Community College, HLT103 Investigations in Health Careers to earn free college credit (3 credits). Students may apply to the Gateway Community College Dual Enrollment Program to earn 3 college credits for the Investigations in Health Careers

*Students interested in nursing are recommended to refer to Project Lead the Way Biomedical Science Classes.