Health Professions/CNA is a 2 year course.
Year 1 is an introduction to Health Professions. This course is designed to provide students with a broad understanding of the health care system and introduction to the roles of various members of the health care team. Current trends and issues in health care are explored and discussed. Professionalism according to industry standards, legal and ethical issues, and job descriptions for health occupations will be reviewed along with job shadowing experience. Students will become members of the student led organization, Health Occupations of America (HOSA) along with project based activities to enhance job skills and leadership opportunities. Other curriculum includes basic anatomy and physiology, as well as an introduction to medical terminology. Students will receive a CPR-First Aid card.
(Year 1 is a prerequisite for Year 2 course)
Year 2 is Certified Nursing Assistant & Pharmacy Technician Prep. During the first semester students will have the opportunity to complete course requirements for a CNA and be eligible to take the Nursing Assistant Competency Evaluation (NACEP) exam during second semester. Students will have supervised training in both long-term care and acute hospital care in preparation for state certification. During second semester, students will have the opportunity to complete Assistance with Medications Certification for Unlicensed Assistive Personnel, Pharmacy tech Prep and update their CPR and First Aid cards. Students will also have the opportunity for work internships and job placement.
Additional curriculum may include specialized areas in nursing such as restorative and rehabilitation therapy. Tech prep credit will be available through NIC to students in ”Working in Health Care”, “Infection Prevention”, “Communication Skills” and “Medical Terminology.”