This course introduces students to skills, knowledge, and attitudes required of a health care worker. Included in this course are basic nursing assistant theory, laboratory experiences, medical terminology, and basic anatomy and physiology hands-on patient care in local health care facilities is included. Students who meet requirements may take the Illinois Department of Public Health Certified Nurse Assistant examination.
Dual Credit from SWIC:
Certified Nursing Assistant - 7 credit hours
Medical Terminology - 1 credit hour
What to expect:
Students should be prepared to learn and apply health and safety procedures associated with the medical field.
Students will be expected to have a physical, TB test, white shoes, a watch with a second hand, and scrubs. Each task must be completed according to guidelines in the presence of the instructor prior to applying those concepts in a clinical setting.
Career Opportunities and Job Titles:
Entry-level after high school graduation and Collinsville Area Vocational Center training:
Entry-level after Junior College Program leading to an Associate Degree or Certificate Program
Entry-level after Baccalaureate Degree: