*Future Healthcare Professionals*
Certified Nursing Assistant Program
The Certified Nursing Assistant program is a three-credit, three-period class designed for students who are interested in the nursing field.
Students in this course learn how to care for patients of all ages in a variety of settings. Students spend time in the classroom and lab learning and practicing skills needed to provide safe care and time in clinical settings learning and applying their skills and knowledge. Clinical sites include Stephens Memorial Hospital, Norway Center for Health and Rehabilitation, Market Square Health Care Facility, and the Maine Veterans’ Home. Upon successful completion of this program, students are eligible to take the State of Maine Nursing Assistant exam in May. After successfully passing the exam, the student earns the title of Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA), and will be helped by the instructors to find a job as a CNA if so desired. Students must be at least 16 years of age at the start of the school year.
Health Science Career Exploration Program
The Health Science Career Exploration course is for students interested in pursuing a career in the health field. In this class students will job shadow healthcare professionals in a variety of clinical settings. Exposure to the following careers is offered at various healthcare facilities: registered nurse, physical therapist, occupational therapist, speech therapist, physician, operating room nurse or technologist, laboratory technologist, radiologic technologist, respiratory therapist, emergency room nurse or technologist, obstetric nurse, dentist, dental hygienist, paramedic, EMT, pharmacist, veterinarian, etc. Students will earn CPR and First Aid certification, study anatomy and physiology and disease processes, and learn basic knowledge of the healthcare field.
Allied Health Advisory Board members:
Anne Cook-R.N. Maine Veteran's Home
Melanie Corbett, R.N.-Market Square Health Facility
Anita Day R.N.-Stephens Memorial Hospital
Lisa Heald, R.N.-Stephens Memorial Hospital
Julie Hermans, R.N.-Norway Rehab and Living Center
Patty Tisdale, R.N.-Norway Rehab and Living Center.
Instructor: Julie Harlow
Phone: (207) 743-7756 ext. 2091
Fax: (207) 743-0667