Health Science I

First Year students may choose from the following sections

  • Health Science Fundamentals
  • Certified Nursing Assistant

HEALTH SCIENCE FUNDAMENTALS

This course is for anyone who is interested in pursuing a career in healthcare. From entry level positions such as nursing assistants to physicians, everyone must learn the basic concepts of caring for others. You will learn that in Fundamentals. We focus on career exploration for those who haven’t decided the path they want to take, as well as basic anatomy. Other areas of study include:

  • CPR AND FIRST AID
  • COMMUNICATIONS FOR HEALTHCARE WORKERS
  • SAFETY IN A HEALTHCARE SETTING
  • LEGAL AND ETHICAL PRACTICES
  • PROFESSIONALISM
  • INFECTION CONTROL
  • TEAMWORK………..as well as many other exciting topics.

You will learn these things through activities, professional guest speakers, field trips and much more. If this sounds interesting to you, Health Science Fundamentals is the place for you!


CERTIFIED NURSING ASSISTANT

If building relationships with others while caring for their physical and emotional needs is important to you, becoming a CNA may be what you desire. Nursing Assistants are the foundation for all the care patients receive in the hospital, assisted living facilities and long term care facilities (formerly known as nursing homes). Nursing assistants earn a moderate to high wage as a member of the healthcare team in many facilities. As society is living longer, CNAs are in demand and well respected.

Students will combine the Fundamentals with the state and federal requirements of CNA. If you enjoy “hands on” learning you will love this program. You will learn skills to care for patients and will have a clinical experience at the Governor’s Award winning Maple Lawn Medical Care Facility! In the class we will work as a team to learn the following:

  • WALKING WITH A CANE
  • TRANSFER FROM BED TO WHEELCHAIR
  • TAKING BLOOD PRESSURE, PULSE AND RESPIRATIONS
  • ASSISTING WITH MEALS
  • ASSISTING WITH BATHING AND DRESSING…….and many other important skills!