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  • Class Description

    Nursing Careers offers a comprehensive introduction to the field of nursing while studying the care of patients and the role nurses provide in a variety of healthcare systems. Focus is given to the various specialties within the field and studies include a basic understanding of the systems of the body, medical terminology, diseases, basic patient care, taking vital signs, charting, medical ethics and understanding patient privacy laws. Instruction is combined with a hands-on learning experience through instructor approved internships at local hospitals, clinics and physician offices.

    Requirements for Clinical: 2 Step TB Clearance, Flu Shot, current immunization record, and CPR BLS Health Care Provider training. These prerequisites must be completed prior to the first day of school with the exception of the flu shot (required for all students per hospital policy) administered in October. Clinical internships require that students provide their own transportation. 

    Additional Requirements: Students must be available for internships between 1:00 and 4:00 pm daily; Uniforms Required;A multi-step application process is required to be considered for the program, including a spring orientation that must be attended by the student and parent(s).

  • Class Logistics

    CampusFoothill High

    Course Length: 1 Year / 2 Periods

    High School Credits: 20

    Potential College Credits: 6

    Fulfills a-g: "g"

    Certificate Earned: BLS CPR Certification

  • For Students Interested In

    ... learning about the field of nursing and gaining practical experience through internships at hospitals or medical offices.

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