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Health Careers – Certified Nursing Aide (CNA)

Description: Health Science students study the skills common to specific health-career topics and study medical terminology, basic anatomy/physiology, disease processes, infection control, and components for wellness and healthy lifestyle. In addition, students study the role of the healthcare worker, effective communication skills, and the legal and ethical standards within the healthcare industry.   Second-year students will be placed in an actual clinical setting where they are prepared for the Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) certification or work toward a Central Service Technician certificate that focuses on Surgical Instrumentation. Students participate in a variety of other experiences such as nursing, lab testing, obstetrics, imaging, physical therapy, surgery, medical offices or extended care. 

1st Year Courses:
7168 Principles of Health (PRIN HLCR)
5274 Medical Terminology (MED TERMS) 
7166 Healthcare Specialist: CNA (HC SPEC CNA)
Credit Hours – 3 Credits per Semseter

Dual Credits: Ivy Tech Sellersburg (44) CT

First Year Credits: HLHS 100, HLHS 101, HLHS 107, HLHS 113, HLHS 104 = 14.5 Potential Dual Credits

Certifications: CNA Certification, Dementia Care, CPR

More Career Information:

Nursing Assistants: Click Here

Home Health Aides: Click Here

Medical Secretaries and Administrative Assistants: Click Here

Registered Nurse: Click Here

Career Opportunities

Nurse, Medical Assistant, X-Ray Technician, CST Tech

Instructors –

Jennifer Lewis – jlewis@nafcs.org

Amanda Gulley – agulley@nafcs.org

Sophia Stewart – cstewart@nafcs.org

Penne Reed – preed@nafcs.org

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