The Professional Medical Careers program introduces students to the rewarding medical field and teaches the knowledge and skills applicable to many medical occupations. Students explore medical careers in their areas of interest, as well as in targeted demand areas for future job openings. The program is designed to prepare students for initial certifications as a Nursing Assistant (NAC) as well as continued training in nursing. Students spend time in the classroom and in community facilities learning many procedures for patient care including: taking blood pressure, temperatures, pulse and respirations, as well as learning how to bathe, groom, feed, lift, exercise and position patients. **Private transporation is required for clinical internship.
Students completing all course work will:
- Participate in a 50-hour clinical internship
- Compile a professional portfolio for job interviews
- Be eligible to become Washington State Nursing Assistant Certified (NAC)
- Have their own transportation required for clinical internship
- Participate in 1st Aid/CPR/AED certification
- Participate in HIV/Bloodborne Pathogens certification
- Participate in specialty training certification in Dementia and Mental Health for caregivers
- Earn high school Lab Science credit?