Career Major - Nursing Assistant

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Northwest Tech offers the following career majors within the Health Science Cluster.

Therapeutic Services Pathway Career Majors

Nursing Assistant - Alva Campus and Fairview Campus
This career major is idea for the high school student who is interested in nursing. The occupational outcomes is a long term care certified nursing aide that is qualified to work in long term care facilities. This career major will also allow the completer the opportunity to gain advanced standing credit in a licensed practical nurse career major.

Career Major Length: 496 hours

SOC Code: 31.1011
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Health Careers Curriculum 225
Core Medical Terminology 45
Anatomy and Physiology 120
Core Healthcare Provider CPR and First Aid 15
Long Term Care Aide 91


Campus Location: Alva and Fairview

Financial Aid Eligible: No

Who Can Enroll: High School Students Only

Student Organization: Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA)

Salary Range: $8.62/hour

Helpful Attributes and Abilities:

  • Reading and math skills at the 10th grade level or above
  • A positive attitude
  • A general interest in health careers
  • Good communication skills
  • The ability to relate to people in a caring, empathetic manner
  • Good eye-hand coordination
  • Good physical and mental health
  • Dependability
  • Ability to work effectively with a wide variety of personality types

Cluster: Health Science

Pathway: Therapeutic Services

Alva Instructor: Mrs. Brooke Meyer

Fairview Instructor: Mrs. Debra Button

Last updated on 6/21/13