Health Assistant - CNA

This is a college preparatory program designed for students who plan to further their knowledge in the Health Care field. All students will receive nursing assistant training.Even if you are not sure what career is best for you, This is the program to take! You will acquire valuable information to help you make that important career decision and/or help determine your college major.

Health Assistant/CNA

#24016 & 24026

Level: CP or Honors

Open to: Grades 11 & 12

Credit: 4 (Honors level earns college credits)

Prerequisite: Biology and/or Chemistry. Students must be 16 years of age prior to the first day of classes at BRCOT. Appropriate reading, writing, and math skills for college-level coursework and excitement about the field of medicine.

BHS Graduation Standards: Life Science & Health credit

Eligible for Dual / Concurrent Enrollment: SMCC

Description: This rigorous college preparatory course is for students who enjoy working with people and are considering a career in the healthcare field. All students in this program pursue nursing assistant training. Students have classroom and laboratory experiences at the Center of Technology and 80 hours of clinical experience at a local nursing home and hospital. This program provides a strong science foundation that prepares students to continue their education in any of the health care fields or to work as a certified nursing assistant. All successful students will be eligible to take the Maine State Nursing Assistant exam. Students can also earn their CPR/Basic Life Support Healthcare Provider Certification. Similar training elsewhere may cost a student in excess of $1200, whereas high school students may take this program free of charge.

Deb Hapgood, RN

dhapgood@biddefordschools.me

Health Assistant/ CNA Instructor

Mrs. Hapgood is a registered nurse with a bachelor's of nursing from USM and a master of science in education from UNE. She worked as a pediatric nurse for nine years at Maine Medical Center. She has 21 years teaching experience at the COT.