This course introduces students to various aspects of the health care industry. Students have the opportunity to explore a number of health related disciplines, learn associated entry level skills and compare the educational requirements, credentialing and job opportunities of each with their personal abilities and interests as a means of making informed career choices.
Varied instructional strategies and technologies are used to introduce the student to medical terminology, safety, infection control, patient care procedures, patient rights, ethics, professionalism and basic anatomy and physiology.
Student will also be involved in a practicum experience in Nurse Aide Training. Students complete the required 105 hours of classroom and clinical training and are prepared to take the state certification exam to become Certified Nurse Assistant. Transportation to the clinical site is the student’s responsibility.
This is a one-year program open to juniors or seniors. Students must be able to successfully pass a limited criminal history check before the practicum portion of this class. Students may earn a maximum of six (6) high school credits per year as well as up to six (6) dual credits from Ivy Tech Community College.