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Nurse Aide / Health Assistant Instructor Mrs. Johnell Cantrell

Instructor:  Mrs. Johnell Cantrell

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Introduction to Health Occupations: This is a one credit, one semester course designed to introduce students to the various occupations within the health care field and to develop common basic skills utilized in such occupations.

This course includes acquainting the student with the health care industry, introducing and surveying various health careers, indentifying medical terminology and the anatomy of the entire body system, vital signs, infection control, basics of nutrition and medical emergencies.

Prerequisite: None | Grades: 10, 11, 12

Nurse Aide I: This is a two credit, one year course designed to assist students in the development of basic nursing care and skills utilized in many health assistant careers.

Students will focus on content such as cultural diversity, understanding patient’s rights, first aid, communication skills, and the nurse aide’s scope of practice.

Supervised laboratory training is a major component of the course. Students in this course will have the opportunity to participate in the Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA).

Prerequisite: Introduction to Health Occupations | Grades: 11, 12

Nurse Aide II: This is a two credit, one year course designed to offer students advanced preparation through classroom instruction and clinical experience.

Instruction is based on competencies for bedside nurse aide skills as well as content such as communicating with patients and job acquisition skills.

Emphasis is on advanced skill through clinical work experience managed by the teacher in a local nursing home.

Satisfactory completion of the nurse aide theory and clinical components will enable students to take the written and skills tests to become a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA).

Prerequisite: Nurse Aide I | Grade: 12

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