Nursing Assisting: Video Overview
Grade Level: 11, 12
Credits: 3 per year (1.5 per semester)
Location: NEWTech - Rm. S209
Duration: 540 hours (year-long)
Prerequisite(s): Junior or Senior standing
Program Description: Students will cover the basic healthcare skills and knowledge needed to be successful in any healthcare area from nursing assistant to a physician. Studies include infection control, HIV/AIDS information and prevention, CPR and basic first aid, medical terminology, safety, body mechanics, and emergency care. Recognition of common diseases and hands-on patient care are included in the curriculum, as well as practicing skills in health unit coordination, showing competence in electronic healthcare software, and patient documentation.
Students are in the classroom and lab 1st semester, receiving theory and hands-on training in preparation for clinicals. During 2nd semester, students will be at assisted living facilities receiving real work experience by performing patient care.
Please Note: Students (who qualify) will complete a 60-hour offsite clinical rotation required for the Nursing Assistant exam.
Syllabus: 2022-2023 Nursing Syllabus
High School Credit Equivalencies: 1.0 Science (.5/semester)
College Credit Equivalencies: Spokane Community College SURG 105 Bloodborne Pathogens HIV/AIDS
Certifications: CPR/First Aid, Blood Borne Pathogens/HIV, and Nursing Assistant Certified Test Approval
Careers in this field:
- Nursing Assistant
- Registered Nurse (RN)
- Respiratory Therapist
- Radiologic Technologist
- Medical Laboratory Technician
- And so many more!