Nursing Occupations

Program Description

This Tech Prep program is an excellent way for students to jump-start their nursing career. This intensive program provides students both academic and technical skill preparation through school-based, laboratory and clinical experiences in hospitals, clinics, and long-term care facilities. Students complete requirements to be certified as a Competency Evaluated Nurse Aide. An Advanced Nursing class is available for highly motivated high school seniors.

Program Content

    Personal Management and Employability skills
    Health Care Foundation Skills
    Medical Ethics, Legal Issues, and Confidentiality
    Safety/Universal Precautions
    Medical Terminology
    Journal and Report Writing
    Anatomy and Physiology
    Infection Control
    Patient Care and Vital Signs
    Certified Nurse Aide Skills
    CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer

Special Features

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

12th grade students will complete and present senior projects.

Students participate in on-site clinical experiences at local hospitals and long-term health care facilities for approximately 90 hours of class time.

Participation in community service projects.

Co-op and Paid Work Experience may be available.

Tech Prep Program


4.0 cr. Nursing Occupations

College Credit

Medical Careers/Nursing Occupations

Institution Program Articulated Course(s)
Baker College (Flint) Emergency Services Management, Physical Therapist Assistant, Radiologic Technology MED103 (Medical Terminology)
Davenport University Medical Assisting, BSN – Nursing, RN, Health Information Technician BIOL121 (Anatomy & Physiology I)

BIOL121L (Anatomy & Physiology Lab)

BUSN210 (Professional Ethics)

COMM120(Presentation Techniques)

GBSS (General Social Science Credit)

HLTH100 (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation/First Aid

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)

Ferris State University** College of Health Professions Programs COHP100 (Orientation to Medical Vocabulary)

COHP102 (Safety Issues in Healthcare)

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

Student Certifications

National Health Care Foundation Skill Standards Certificate
CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer and First Aid
Certified Nurse Aide
Personal Management and Employablility Skills
CareerSafe Safety Education Training

Program Certifications

State Certified Nurse Aide Training Program

Program Requirements

Up-to-date Immunizations including: Hepatitis B, a negative TB test, and a background check is required by the end of October.
Adherence to dress code and grooming requirements
Uniform must be purchased and is required to be worn daily.
Sufficient motor function to carry out activities required in of nurse aides
Able to do moderate lifting
Good communication skills
“C” or better grades in high school math and science courses.
Reading Level: 11th grade

Career Possibilities

Certified Nurse Aide/CNA, Registered Nurse, Home Health Care Aide, Licensed Practical Nurse, Nurse Anesthetist, Nurse Educator, Public Health Educator Nurse Practitioner, Medical Assistant, Paramedic/EMT, Clinical Nurse Specialist