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, legal and ethical issues, scope of practice and job descriptions for several health occupations will be reviewed and shared along with some job shadowing experience. Students will become members of the student led organization, Health Occupations of America (HOSA) to enhance job skills and leadership opportunities. Other curriculum includes anatomy and physiology, as well as an introduction to medical terminology. Students will become CPR certified.
(Year 1 is a prerequisite for Year 2 course)
Year 2 is Certified Nursing Assistant & Pharmacy Technician. Students will receive a much more focused, in depth exposure to the health care professions. During the first semester students will complete the course requirements for their C.N.A. and be eligible to take the Nursing Assistant Competency Evaluation (NACEP) exam. Students will have supervised training in both long-term care and acute care in the hospital in preparation for their certification. During the second semester, students will have the opportunity to have a work internship or proceed with the pass-assured pharmacy tech program and obtain a certification in the Assistant with Medication course, re-certification in CPR and First Aid.
Additional curriculum includes specialized areas in nursing, including restorative and rehabilitation therapy. Tech prep credit will be available to students in Health Professionals, Infection control, Communication and Medical Terminology. HOSA will be integrated into the program along with project based activities for program enhancement.