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Program Overview:

Students will provide patient care, assess patient wellness, report changes in patient condition, measure intake/output, perform range of motion tests, and measure vital signs (blood pressure, pulse, respiration, temperature, height, and weight). Additionally, students will assist with lifting, moving, walking, turning and positioning patients. CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation), medical terminology, basic human anatomy, and physiology concepts will be taught.

Course Descriptions:

Nurse Assisting: Nurse assisting is the fastest growing profession in the U.S. This class will lead to Utah certification so that you can get a job in the healthcare field. Most Utah colleges require CNA experience to apply to a nursing program. 

MA1100 Medical Terminology: Uses videos and lecture to cover over 350 medical word root, suffixes, and prefixes. Learn the proper usage, pronunciation and spelling of medical terminology. 

Emergency Medical Responder: The student will learn how to perform CPR and first aid. The student will be prepared to become CPR and first aid certified while taking this class.

Career Possibilities:

  • Hospital
  • Skilled Nursing Facility
  • Long-Term Health Agency
  • Hospice Agency
  • Physician’s Office

Additional Details:

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

Concurrent Credit: 3 college credits available. Student is responsible to register and pay for concurrent enrollment classes at SLCC. 

Additional Opportunities: Students may experience youth leadership and service through HOSA. 

Industry Certification: Students prepare to take the State Nurse Assistant Certification Test. 

Requirements: Excellent attendance, students must attend one clinical session each week, above and beyond class time. Must have current immunizations: Hepatitis B series, Tuberculosis (TB) skin test, Tdap, Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR), Flu and Varicella vaccine. 

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

Costs/Fees for the 2020-2021 School Year:
Pending school board approval.

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