Advanced Nursing Occupations

Program Description

The Advanced Nursing Occupations program is designed for highly motivated high school seniors who are pursuing careers in nursing or nursing-related fields. The rigorous academic curriculum will engage students in college level work and qualify students to earn college credits in math, science, law and ethics, nursing, and medical terminology. Students will also develop skills and techniques of medical assisting. Classroom instruction is complemented by laboratory experience and clinical internships in area hospitals and healthcare facilities. Students who have successfully completed the Nursing Occupations program, and have an overall GPA of 2.0 or better, may apply to take this challenging course.

Program Content

    Personal Management and Employability Skills
    Universal Precautions/Safety
    Health Care Law & Ethics
    Chemistry/Cell Biology
    Math for Allied Health
    Nursing Concepts & Careers
    Journal and Report Writing
    Medical Terminology
    Clinical Medical Assisting

Special Features

Students complete on-site internships at local hospitals and health care facilities for approximately 150 hours of class time during which they participate in and observe medical procedures.

Students may participate in HOSA (Health Occupations Students of America) a national organization, that provides opportunities to develop teamwork, personal leadership, and career sMs valued by healthcare providers.

Also includes: Senior Projects, Participation in community service project, Co-op and Paid Work Experience may be available, Tech Prep Program, Academic Credit


2 cr. Advanced Medical Careers
1 cr. Mathematics for Allied Health
0.5 cr. Communication & Composition
0.5 cr. Chemistry & Cell Biology

CTE Program Completers can exchange:
Credit World Language

College Credit

Program completers may qualify for articulated college credit from the following colleges and universities.

Advanced Medical Careers/Nursing

Institution Program Articulated Course(s)
Baker College (Flint) Health Services Administration, Practical Nursing, Therapeutic Massage MED103 (Medical Terminology)
Davenport University Medical Assisting, BSN – Nursing, RN, Health Information Technician BIO110 (Foundations of the Human Body)

BIOL131 (Intro to Human Disease)

BUSN210 (Professional Ethics)

COMM120(Presentation Techniques)

GNSS (General Social Science Credit)

HLTH110 (Medical Terminology)

HLTH230(Health Care Law & Ethics)

SOSC201 (Diversity in Society)

Delta College ADN Nursing BIO130 (Intro to Chemistry & Cell Biology)

HSC105 (Medical Terminology)

HSC140 (Basic Medical Emergencies)

MTH117 (Math for Allied Health)

CNA100 (Certified Nursing Assistant Training)

Kirkland Community College** AAS Technology Management, AA Associate in Arts ALH10400 (Nursing Assistant)
Saginaw Valley State University Nursing GEN (General 100 level Elective Credit)


Student Certifications

Program completers may qualify for the following industry certifications: Clinical Medical Assistant Licensed Emergency Medical Technician, CPR / AED for the Professional Rescuer and First Aid, CareerSafe Safety Education Training, Personal Management & Employability Skills

Program Requirements

Successful completion of Nursing Occupations with a B or better and instructor recommendation.
2.0 cumulative G.P.A.
“C” or better grades in science and math
concurrently enrolled or have completed advanced high school science (chemistry and/or biology)
Senior Status
Provide proof of updated immunizations (Hepatitis B and a Negative TB test) and pass background check by the end of September.
Uniform must be purchased and is required to be worn daily.
Adherence to dress code and grooming requirements
Transportation to and from health care facility may be required.
Ability to work independently
Capacity to successfully complete college level studies in science, mathematics, and English language arts.
Good communication skills
Text Reading Level: 11th grade

Career Possibilities

Registered Nurse, Licensed Pratical Nurse, Emergency Medical Technician, Certified Nurse Aide (CNA), Medical Assistant, Nurse Practioner, Paramedic, Nurse Anesthetist, Nurse Educator Clinical Nurse Specialist, EKG Technician, Public Health Educator