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Advanced Medical Sciences 1 & 2 - CNA

Grade: 12
Credit: 2.5

Semester 1

  • .5 Science-Pathophysiology
  • .5 Fine Practical Arts/Elective

Semester 2

  • .5 Science-Pathophysiology
  • 1.0 Fine Practical Arts/Elective

The Medical Sciences II CNA program is designed for the mature, responsible student wishing to investigate health related careers. Students interested in registering for this program should have a serious interest and long-term goal of employment in the medical field. A strong commitment to the program is necessary to be successful in this class. This program emphasizes character building, honesty, integrity, and professionalism. The core of the curriculum is focused on the following curriculum: medical terminology, pathophysiology, medical math, career exploration, safety practices, ethics, and human relations. All are delivered through classroom, laboratory, and clinical situations. Students completing this course will receive their CPR/First Aid Certification. They will also be eligible for certification as nursing assistants. Students are encouraged to participate in HOSA (Health Occupations Students of America) and may participate in fundraising activities for conferences and competitions.

IMMUNIZATIONS NEEDED:

  • MMR (Measles, mumps, rubella)

  • Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis)

  • Hepatitis B ((Hep B) (Can take up to six months to complete)

  • Varicella (chicken pox)

  • Polio

  • Influenza & COVID-19

All immunizations must be completed by November 1st. Health care facilities will NOT accept Exempt. If you have an exemption on your immunization record you must have liters drawn and submitted to show that you are immune.

SCREENINGS:

  • TB(Tuberculosis)
  • Criminal Background Check – Due November 1st

Go to: www.ccs.castlebranch.com Select FutureForward at Bollman and follow prompts.

Clinical facilities require a criminal background check on each student prior to allowing them to participate in clinical experiences at their facilities. Cost is $25.00 if under age 18 and $30.00 if over 18.

PREREQUISITES:

  1. Successful completion of Medical Sciences I, CP/AP Anatomy & Physiology, or other CP or AP science course in the 11th grade year
  2. Excellent attendance
  3. Teacher recommendation (Science, Math, or Medical Science I instructor only)

CLASS FORMAT:

Semester 1:
This course is offered in a two-hour block that includes classroom work, labs, field trips, and guest speakers.

Semester 2:
This course is offered in a three-hour block to include clinical experiences working with patients in a hospital, nursing home, and/or internship site settings. Students must provide their own transportation for the four week clinical experiences. Students enrolled in the 6/7/8 block must provide their own transportation after 8th hour second semester.

Student Requirements:
1. Students must have 75% or higher in the course curriculum standards and teacher recommendation to continue in this class second semester
2. Business attire is required for presentations, HOSA, and off-site locations. Uniforms are required for clinicals
3. Students are required to have the following items for clinical and internship experiences:

  • a. Watch with second hand (analog)
  • b. Black scrub pants (no sweats, leggings, or jeans) and turquoise scrub top
  • c. White or black tennis shoes
  • d. White or black socks
  • e. Tattoos must not be visible during clinicals
  • f. No facial piercings and only a single post in each ear
  • g. Nails must be kept clean and short. No artificial nails.
  • h. Appropriate hair color is required during clinicals

Students are required to complete 50 hours of service learning work in a health care or other approved setting in the community. Students should begin accruing these hours in the SUMMER prior to the start of school.

Course fee: $50.00

POSSIBLE CAREER OPPORTUNITIES FOR STUDENTS ENROLLED IN THE MEDICAL SCIENCES II-CNA:

  • Pharmacist

  • Physician/Surgeon

  • Psychologist

  • Registered Nurse

  • Veterinarian

Instructors:

  • Kathleena Blackmon
  • Tania Figueroa Pena
  • Lara Kessler