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Nursing Assistant I & II

This occupational preparation course beginning at the 11th grade level that emphasizes the study of nursing occupations as related to the health care system.  Students study normal growth and development, simple body structure and fuction, and medical terminology and are introduced to microbes and disease.  they receive elementary skill training in patient-nursing assistant relationships; taking and recording of vital signs; cardio-pulmonary resuscitation; and bathing, feeding, dressing, and transporting of patients in hospitals and nursing homes.  Limited on-the-job instruction in nursing facilities and hospitals is part of the course.