Health Science
Health Science
Health Science

Allied Health/CNA/Intro To Nursing/Advanced Healthcare


Coloma High School
Lakeshore High School
Niles High School
St. Joseph High School

Career Opportunities Include:

  • Certified Nurse (RN, LPN)
  • Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)
  • Medical Assistant
  • Medical Records and Health Information Technician
  • Medical Transcriptionist
  • Physical Therapist Assistant

GRADES: 11-12

Class Description

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 the second certificate in CPR (AHA)/First Aid (ARC) both endorsed by Lakeland Medical Systems and Career Technical Education. A 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.

Content Areas


Career Outlook

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.

The median annual wage of registered nurses was $73,300 in 2019, and the median annual wage for nursing assistants and orderlies was $29,640 in 2019.


Source: United States Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2019-20 Occupational Outlook Handbook:

Updated 11/20/2020