Health Science II – Nursing

High School Credits

4 credits per semester, Counts as a Directed Elective or Elective for the General, Core 40, Core 40 with Academic Honors and Core 40 with Technical Honors diplomas

Course Description

For Students

Health Science Education-nursing is a two-level course.

The first layer of the course is focused on providing students opportunities to obtain industry certifications. Students prepare to earn certifications in Nurse Aide. This meets all requirements developed by the ISBH for a student to have the opportunity to receive their C.N.A. certification. This includes classroom and clinical instruction at an area long-term care facility. Upon completion of the student’s Nurse Aide certification, it is required that the students participate in Internship learning. The student will meet with the instructor/coordinator on a regularly scheduled basis. The student will receive employment experience in a health care facility with the purpose of providing occupational training that gives the students a first-hand experience of work in the health care field. Training plans and agreements are developed by the business training sponsor, teacher, and student focusing on the career development. This internship may be paid or an unpaid position according to the job performed and is released from class during approved training periods.

Special Note: The number of required hours of internship is 15 per week.

You will also have the opportunity to become a member in your Health Science Student Organization (HOSA), where you will learn about leadership, competitive events, and much more!


For Parents

5284 Health Science Education II: Nursing is an extended laboratory experience at the student’s choice of clinical site designed to provide students the opportunity to assume the role of nurse assisting and practice technical skills previously learned in the classroom, including information on the health care system and employment opportunities at a variety of entry levels, an overview of the health care delivery systems, health care teams and legal and ethical considerations. It prepares students with the knowledge, skills and attitudes essential for providing basic care in extended care facilities, hospitals and home health agencies under the direction of licensed nurses. These knowledge and skills include recording patient medical histories and symptoms, providing medicine and treatments, consulting doctors, operating and monitoring medical equipment, performing diagnostic tests, teaching patients and families how to manage illness or injury, and perform general health screenings. This course also provides students with the knowledge, attitudes, and skills needed to make the transition from school to work in the field of nurse assisting, including self-analysis to aid in career selection, job seeking and job maintenance skills, personal management skills, and completion of the application process for admission into a post-secondary program. Student will also participate in HOSA, the health science student organization that encourages development of leadership, communication, community service and health care related skills.


Equipment and Documents required:
HSEII- course scrubs, physical exam, 2-step PPD, criminal background check, NSO liability insurance, up-to-date immunization record, original birth certificate




CNA, CPR, & First Aid

Dual Credit Institution


Dual Credit Courses

HLHS 107 CNA Preparation (5 credits)
HIMT 110 Medical Term for Allied Health

Potential Careers/Salary

Registered Nurses - $68,450
Nurse Practitioner - $107,460
Nursing Assistant - $26,590

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, on the Internet at (visited March 11, 2018).

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