Benton Harbor High School
Coloma High School
Nles High School
Career Opportunities Include:
- Certified Nurse (RN, LPN)
- Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)
- Medical Records and Health Information Technician
- Medical Transcriptionist
- Physical Therapist Assistant
Students will explore major medical occupations and receive certification in CPR (AHA)/First Aid (ARC). Additional certificates of competency can be acquired in Automated Electronic Defibrillator (ATC) and a second certificate in CPR (AHA)/First Aid (ARC) both endorsed by Lakeland Medical Systems and Career Technical Education. Theory is enhanced by laboratory experiences in a well-equipped classroom and clinical visitations at Lakeland Medical Centers. A certificate of competency is awarded upon completion of the program that can lead to employment as a multi-skilled (acute care) patient assistant or nursing assistant (long-term care). Upon endorsement of the instructor, students have an opportunity to earn credits from Lake Michigan College.
Registered nurses (RNs) work to promote health, prevent disease, and help patients cope with illness. Hospital nurses form the largest group of nurses. Most are staff nurses, who provide bedside nursing care and carry out medical regimens. They also may supervise licensed practical nurses and nursing aides.
More new jobs are expected to be created for registered nurses than for any other occupation.
Job opportunities are expected to be very good.
The median annual wage of registered nurses was $64,690 in May 2010, and the median annual wage for nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants was $24,010 in 2010.
Source: United States Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2012-13 Occupational Outlook Handbook: http://bls.gov/ooh