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 work-based learning placements at local hospitals, clinics and physician offices.
NOTE: Spring orientation is required in order to be enrolled in the program and must be attended by the student and parent/guardian(s).
Requirements for Clinical: Current immunization record and CPR BLS Health Care Provider training must be completed prior to the first day of class. Flu shot (required for all students per hospital policy) is administered in September. Quantiferon TB test is required to be completed 60 days prior to the beginning of clinical work-based learning placement. Additional immunizations may be required by employer partner (for example, COVID vaccination and booster). Clinical work-based learning placements require that students provide their own transportation. Uniforms Required. Students must be available for work-based learning placements between 1:00 and 4:30 pm daily.
Campus: Foothill High
Course Length: 1 Year / 2 Periods
High School Credits: 20
Potential College Credits: 6
Fulfills a-g: "g"
Certificate Earned: Various industry recognized certifications
For Students Interested In
... learning about the field of nursing and gaining practical experience through internships at hospitals or medical offices.