Do you have the desire to help others by learning to give hands-on care in the medical field?
You can begin your health career in this progressive and productive program!
The Pre-Nursing program has been developed in cooperation with medical professionals and the State Department of Health. Students will be educated in the classroom, lab, and through actual clinical experiences. The end product of the year’s training is to become a certified nursing assistant (CNA).
In this one-year program students will be prepared to take the state certification exam, become a CNA, and to obtain entry level employment in a long term care facility. Home health certification is included.
Anatomy and Physiology are taught and are accepted for high school science credit. Studies also include medical terminology, safety and infection control, medical law and ethics, and employability skills. Basic nursing skills are taught, including vital signs, CPR, and first aid. Participation in the student organization, HOSA, is part of the curriculum. Officers are elected, leadership training and community service are some of the HOSA activities. Upon graduation students will be prepared to go to work, or to advanced training.