Course Code: 913867

Students interested in the field of healthcare learn direct patient care. Study proper bedside techniques, first aid, CPR, human anatomy, physiology, medical ethics, medical math and medical terminology. Observe and apply your medical skills in clinical rotations in area hospitals and nursing homes. Students must provide their own transportation to clinicals.

DE (Dual Enrollment), WBL (Work-based learning), IBC (Industry-based Certification)

  1. OBRA skills - Students are instructed on procedures  mandated by the state in order to become a certified nursing assistant.  This instruction includes a minimum of 80 classroom hours and 100 clinical hours in compliance with the Louisiana Department of Education.
  2. CPR/AED - Students are instructed using American Heart Association (AHA) Basic Life Support program / American Red Cross (ARC) and upon completion will be certified with the AHA/ARC in  Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation & Automated External Defibrillation.
  3. Career/Academic Portfolio - Students will gather information during the school year to produce a personal portfolio.  This information includes academic/work certificates, club/extracurricular/community activities, clinical information, references and resumes.  Seniors will be encouraged to enter their portfolios to apply for the CC&TC scholarship.
  4. Health Career Exploration Project - Students will complete a research project which will consist of a career choice, educational background for the student's career choice, job description for the student's career choice and salary, benefits and employment opportunities for the student's career choice.

Lisa Jackson

  • (318) 636-5150

Course Description

Students are introduced to field of nursing and other health occupations with emphasis on Certified Nursing Assistant.  Classroom instruction includes an introduction to basic nursing skills, body structure and function, infection control and the job seeking process.  Students must provide their own transportation; pass a criminal background check and drug screen test; not be pregnant; have a “C” in class; discipline record free from expulsions and suspensions;have no more than 5 unexcused absences; be in good health and able to endure any lifting, bending, standing, and walking for at least 3 hours in order to participate in clinical activities.  This course will last 2 semesters with students earning 2 enriched credits upon successful completion of the course.  Upon successful completion of all academic and clinical requirements, students will then be registered with the Louisiana Certified Nurse Aide Registry and may obtain employment as a Certified Nursing Assistant.  Qualifying Juniors who return their senior year may choose to participate in the CC&TC work-based learning program.

Instructional Philosophy

Students will be expected to correctly perform all Omnibus Reconciliation Act (OBRA) procedures.  Students will learn information from lectures, handouts, videos, field trips, and lab practicum.  Students will work independently and in lab teams.  Guest speakers are utilized from the community to inform students about medical careers and medical procedures.


Students will identify his/her role as a health care provider in establishing a safe and supportive environment for the patient/resident/client; identify the basic structures and functions of the human body; identify factors associated tieh the growth and spread of organisms; basic principles of infection control; types of isolation; define communication and demonstrate effective communication skills; practice addition, subtraction, division, and multiplication; state metric units of measure; perform basic nursing skills needed to give bedside care to patients under the direction of Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) or a Registered Nurse (RN); assist the LPN/RN in providing care to patients with specialized needs and equipment in hospitals, long term facilities, mental health centers and the home; make immediate and future decisions concerning job choices and educational growth.

Student Evaluation
Daily Participation Attendance; attitude; classroom behavior; participation; lab work.
Project Completion OBRA/CPR/AED/First Aid skills; completed career/academic portfolio; completed health careers exploration presentation.
Performance Adequacy of competency skills: academic; lab; clinical.
Reading/writing Assignments A number of reading/writing assignments will be completed from a variety of learning categories including character, life skills, and course content.
Exam Unit exams from textbooks, procedures, and other information.
Midterm/Final Examinations Comprehensive knowledge and application of this knowledge final exam is also the state approved nurse assistant certification exam.
Home Learning Policy Home learning to develop and expand content knowledge; includes practice/review, preparation and extension/skill integration assignments.