DCHS ACADEMY OF HEALTH RELATED PROFESSIONS

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The Academy of Health Related Professions program offers courses in Allied Health and Nursing Assistant. With Allied Health offers a sequence of courses that provides coherent and rigorous content aligned with challenging academic standards and relevant technical knowledge and skills needed to prepare for further education and careers in the Health Science career cluster; provides technical skill proficiency, and includes competency-based applied learning that contributes to the academic knowledge, higher-order reasoning and problem-solving skills, work attitudes, general employability skills, technical skills, and occupation-specific skills, and knowledge of all aspects of Health Science career cluster.

The content includes but is not limited to performing skills representative of one to three areas of allied health care in the laboratory and clinical settings. Major areas of allied health are defined as physical therapy, emergency, radiation, laboratory and respiratory medicine, and occupational therapy. Other areas of health, medicine, dentistry, or veterinary may be included, with instructor provided competencies.

The Nursing Assistant program offers a sequence of courses that provides coherent and rigorous content aligned with challenging academic standards and relevant technical knowledge and skills needed to prepare for further education and careers in the Health Science career cluster; provides technical skill proficiency, and includes competency-based applied learning that contributes to the academic knowledge, higher-order reasoning and problem-solving skills, work attitudes, general employability skills, technical skills, and occupation-specific skills, and knowledge of all aspects of Health Science career cluster.

This course is designed to prepare students for employment as nursing assistants SOC- 31-1014 (Nursing Assistants) in nursing homes, hospitals, or other health care facilities.

COURSE OFFERING

The courses offered through the Academy of Health Related Professions for Allied Health include:

The Courses offered through the Academy of Health Related Professions include:

Students enrolled in this academy are doubled block for their senior year to accommodate the Allied Health Assisting 3 and the Nursing Assisting 3 courses. Upon clinical completions students are allowed to sit for the Florida Certified Nursing Assistant state licensure exam. Seniors wrap up the year by participating in the First Responder Training and have the opportunity to earn that industry certification.

CAREER & TECHNICAL EDUCATION STUDENT ORGANIZATION

Florida Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) is the CTSO associated with the Academy of Health Related Professions. Students have the opportunity to compete at the district, state and national levels in various events including practical nursing, nursing assistant, CPR and forensic medicine.

Students and/or parents interesting in obtaining more information about this program can contact:

Mrs. Jennifer Driggers, Instructor
16077 Highway 19 North
Cross City, FL 32628
352.498.6447
jenniferdriggers@dixie.k12.fl.us

EDUCATIONAL EQUITY ACT - ADULT & CAREER TECHNICAL EDUCATION

The School Board of Dixie County is committed to the principle and practice of equal opportunity and affirmative action. The School Board of Dixie County complies with the letter and spirit of federal, state, and local laws and regulation prohibiting discrimination and/or harassment based on race, color, religion, political affiliation, national origin, sex, disability, age or marital status or social and family background. Educational opportunities for students, employees and applicants are provided under the principles, equal opportunity and affirmative action. A lack of English Language skills is not a barrier to admission in any program. Dixie District Schools' designee to coordinate compliance with the Educational Equity Act is:

Buddy Schofield
Cross City, Fl 32628
352.498.6135