Health Sciences
 
Health Sciences is a one or two year course designed for high school students wishing to enter the medical field.  Students will acquire valuable knowledge and training that will preparee them for a variety of healthcare professions.  They will gain experience in basic health care, CPR, anatomy & physiology, medical terminology, and common disorders while in a lab, clinical, or classroom setting.  Clinical and classroom experiences prepare studnets to take the state's Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) exam.

Program Instructor

 Lynet Purnell

Mrs. Purnell is a Registered Nurse with 38 years experience.  She has been an instructor for 31 years and at NCC since August, 1989.  Mrs. Purnell is a Master Teacher for the New Teacher Institute and was the Missouri 2000 Teacher of the Year.  She is also a State CNA instructor, examiner and supervisor.

Gainful Employment Disclosures

Certifications

Students meeting the qualifications are eligible for the Missouri Nursing Assistant Certification (CNA).

Program Video

Skills Attained

 
           Program of Study
  • Safety in Health Care
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Medical Terminology
  • Health Care Skills
  • Healthcare Provider CPR
  • Basic Assessment & Vital Signs
  • Career Interest Course Work
  • Development of Professionalism
  • Opportunities in Career Areas
  • Employment Preparedness
  • Community Service Hours
 

Career Opportunities


Hourly Wage*

Average Salary*

Nurse Assistant

$ 9 - $ 17

$ 26,000

Veterinary Technician

$ 10 - $ 21

$ 31,000

Medication Technician

$ 12 - $ 28

$ 39,000

Licensed Practical Nurse

$ 15 - $ 28

$ 42,000

Physical Therapist

$ 16 - $ 35

$ 52,000

Registered Nurse

$ 22 - $ 46

$ 68,000

Dental Hygienist

$ 22 - $ 46

$ 71,000

Optometrist

$ 25 - $ 89

$110,000

Physician

$ 68 - $100+

$185,000+

 
* Occupational Outlook Handbook, Summer 2012
 
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