CERTIFIED NURSING ASSISTANT (CNA)
ABOUT THE PROGRAM OF STUDY
Health Science Clinical Study is a course that guides students to make connections from the classroom to the healthcare industry through clinical experiences/activities. This course is designed to provide for further development and application of knowledge and skills common to a wide variety of healthcare professions. The students in this course will build on all the information and skills presented in the previously required course foundation standards. The students will relay these skills into real-life experiences. The student, teachers, and work-based learning coordinators will work together to create opportunities for the students to get the best experience available in the district's geographic region. Students in this course must be BLS Healthcare Providers CPR certified and HIPAA trained before participating in any healthcare experience outside of the classroom. OSHA Safety Training – Healthcare certification is highly recommended. General Requirements: Students are required to be grade 12, be a completer in any health science cluster pathway before enrolling or have met all the pre-requisites of this clinical course. Pre-requisites: Successful completion of Health Science 1, 2 & 3* (with an overall score in each course of 75% or higher or with the approval of the health science clinical teacher) or a 3-course completer in any Health Science pathway. (*For Clinical Study admission purposes - HS 3 may be substituted with the following courses: PLTW Human Body Systems, Science-based Anatomy, and Physiology, AP Biology, or Medical Terminology including AHS 102 & 104.) **Please note: Only HS3, Medical Terminology, PLTW HBS, AHS 102 or AHS 104 will count towards being a completer in the Health Science Cluster.
Degrees and Certifications:
HEALTH SCIENCE CLINICAL STUDY
Level: H Credit: 2 Grade:12
Prerequisite: Health Science 2 AND one of the following courses: Health Science 3(Health Science - Human Structure, Function &
Disease), PLTW Human Body Systems, Medical Terminology, Science department A&P or AP Biology. An application for acceptance
with teacher recommendation is also required for this course.
Health Science Clinical Study is a course that guides students to make connections from the classroom to the healthcare industry through work-based learning experience/activities. This course is designed to provide for further development and application of knowledge and skills common to a wide variety of healthcare professions. The students in this course will build on all information and skills presented in the previous required course foundation standards. The students will relay these skills into real life experiences. The student, teachers, and work-based learning coordinators will work together to create opportunities for the students to get the best experience available in the district’s geographic region. Students in this course should be First-Aid and CPR certified before participating in any healthcare experience outside of the classroom. Under the direction and supervision of a registered nurse, students are prepared to perform nursing-related services to patients and residents in hospitals or long-term care facilities. Students enrolled in this course as their 4th earned unit are considered completers in the Health Science Program and are expected to take the end of the program National Health Science Assessment and Certified Nursing Assistant exam.
Students will be provided the opportunity and the knowledge to be prepared for the following industry recognized certifications: CPR (2nd level), First Aid (1st level), OSHA 10 (2nd level), Certified Nurse Aide (CNA).
WORK-BASED LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES
Students have completed WBL experiences with McLeod Health and Carlyle Senior Care. These experiences give the students an opportunity to "test drive" a career. This empowers the student with the knowledge that they love the career or that it may not be for them, allowing them to change course to a career that best fit them. Either way the student will save time and money. If they love it the student will already have experience, contacts, references for the industry allowing them to start earning money sooner and likely at a higher than entry level. If they don't love it the student will not waist any more time pursuing a career that is not a good fit for them.
AVIATION ADVISORY COMMITTEE
The Career and Technical Education Advisory Committees are made up of volunteers who agree to serve as advisors to one or more career and technical programs. Members include representatives from business, labor, community agencies, faculty, students and other members. The primary purpose of advisory committees is to provide direction and guidance for the specific career and technical area within the school to strengthen and enhance the success of CTE programs. By working closely with the business and labor communities, we continue to provide high quality workforce training and education to our students so they will succeed in today's job market.
The committees support and strengthen the partnership between business, labor, the community, and education. The committees make recommendations that will strengthen and help to expand the curriculum to improve the quality of program(s). Members provide valuable input in areas such as curriculum development, industry relevant certifications, student recruitment and placement, staff development, equipment and software recommendations.