EARN LAB SCIENCE AND CTE/ELECTIVE CREDITS TOWARD GRADUATION WHILE PREPARING FOR A REWARDING CAREER RIGHT OUT OF HIGH SCHOOL!
Program Description: The Professional Medical Careers: Nursing program introduces students to the rewarding medical field and teaches 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), including a 50-hour clinical internship, 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 respiration, as well as learning how to bathe, groom, feed, lift, exercise and position patients. **Private transportation is required for clinical internship.
High School Equivalency Credits: Students earn 3.0 credits per year allocated as 1.0 Lab Science, 1.0 Career Technical Education, 1.0 Elective. See how these credits satisfy graduation requirements in the Program of Study.
College Credits: Credits available through Bates Technical College: up to 12 credits, Clover Park Technical College: up to 14 credits, Pierce College: up to 24 credits, or South Puget Sound Community College: up to 10 credits
Students who successfully complete the program and meet the college grading requirements, will be eligible to apply.
Certifications: First Aid/CPR/AED, HIV/Bloodborne Pathogens, and Dementia and Mental Health for Caregivers
Career Pathways: Certified Nursing Assistant, Environmental Services, EMT/Paramedic, Home Care Aide, Dental Assistant, Medical Assistant, Phlebotomist, Licensed Practical Nurse, Physical Therapy Aide, Dental Hygienist, Pharmacy Tech, Registered Nurse, Surgical Tech, Radiology Tech, Radiologist, Pharmacist, Dentist, Physician, Surgeon, Specialty Nurse