Nurse Assistant (CNA)

Program Overview:


Mary Lee Hackman RN BSN

Course Description

This semester-long program is available to juniors and seniors.  Students have to be 16 years old to take this class. This course provides an excellent introduction to the health care field and the role of a nursing assistant.  Students will learn the skills needed to work as a nursing assistant and will prepare to become certified through the Utah nursing Assistant Registry.  Certification is a required prerequisite for most nursing programs in the state of Utah. This class provides a wonderful foundation for any student considering a future in medicine.

Program Expectations

Students are expected to have excellent attendance and are required to attend one clinical session each week at a long-term care facility – must be able to provide their own transportation.  The curriculum is college level reading and a minimum 2.5 GPA is recommended for program entry.  Students are required to provide immunization records, pass random drug testing and a background check in order to remain in the program.

Career Possibilities:

  • CNA
  • Nurse
  • Nurse Practitioner
  • Respiratory Therapist
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Physician Assistant
  • Physician

Additional Details:

High School Credit: CTE credit or elective credit: up to 2 credits 

Concurrent Credit: 5 college credits available. MA1100 – Medical Terminology, and HLTH 1200 – Responding to Emergencies (CPR and First Aid) 

Additional Opportunities: Students have leadership and service opportunities through HOSA – A student lead organization promoting careers in the health care industry.

Recommended: Biology, Health Occupations, Medical Anatomy and Physiology, and Health Sciences

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