Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)

Health Science Technology Education at Vista Academy is a secondary career education program for students interested in pursuing a career in healthcare. The program provides students with opportunities to explore a variety of health careers and make informed postsecondary and career choices. Using sound learning theory and leading-edge technology, the program prepares students for entry-level healthcare employment and provides the foundation for further training in advanced health services occupations.

Goal:Completion of Health Science CTE and CNA Certification
Time:Three (3) Trimesters
Tools:Computers for e-learning
Class discussions
Videos & demonstrations
Hands-on skills
Trimester 1:History of Health Care
Legal and Ethical Responsibilities
Medical Terminology
Infection Control
Communication Skills
Trimester 2:The Human Body – Anatomy & Physiology
The Human Body – Growth & Development
Medical Mathematics, Wellness & Nutrition
Client Status: Communicating
Knowing and Caring for “Your” patient
Trimester 3:Hands-on CNA Skills
CPR Certification
Emergency Care
Job Seeking Skills
Skills Learned:Vital Signs: Temperature, Pulse, Respirations, Blood Pressure
Height and Weight
Intake and Output
Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
What you can expect:Field trips to medical facilities
Work with experienced CNAs
Learn to care for patients/family
A lifelong skill that will provide you an opportunity to get a job or go further into healthcare.
Instructor:Chrystal Thomas, RN, MSN