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Allied Health Information

Welcome to the Allied Health Program

Overview

This is a college-level cluster program providing a sequence of secondary technical core and academic courses in a program of study. This program prepares the student to apply knowledge and skills in a variety of health care settings.  The competencies outlined to cover the specific areas of instruction for the program.  Clinical education is an integral part of the program. Science and math courses taught by certificated science and math teachers will be coordinated and deemed essential for students to successfully reach their career objectives and post-secondary education.

The ideal healthcare worker for any allied career should possess the following traits as identified in the 2011 PA Career Guide: attention to detail, excellent oral and written communication, emotional stability and maturity, computer skills and critical thinking. Math and science skills are essential in most allied health occupations. A passion for the profession and caring for people is essential. Remember, employers are looking for a career professional, not someone merely looking for a job.

The Instructors

Ann Knowles, RN,  BSN, MBA    aknowles@bcths.com
Tracey Sabara, RN    tsabara@bcths.com
Amy Shelly RN, BSN      ashelly@bcths.com

Nurse Aide Training

Senior students are required to enter the nurse aide training program upon submission of required documentation which includes a Criminal background clearance, physical examination (able to lift 40 pounds, bend twist and stand for lengths of time), and a two-step PPD, and current vaccinations. This 120-hour program provides theory, classroom lab, and clinical instruction under the Pennsylvania and OBRA mandates. Upon successful completion of this program, students are eligible to sit for the National Nurse Aide Assessment Examination.

Purchases

Upon acceptance, students must purchase regulation uniforms and equipment as well as textbooks and workbooks. All students are responsible for the cost of the above, and senior students are responsible for the costs associated with acceptance into the nurse aide program. Seniors are responsible for the cost of the national examination.  

Academic Coursework

Minimum college prep course work is typically required by post-secondary institutions.

English – 4 credits

Social Studies – 4 credits to include

psychology and sociology

Math – 4 credits

Foreign language – 2 credits

Science – 4 credits (senior A & P)

 

Competencies

Introduction to Allied Health

Medical Terminology/Abbreviations

Infection Control and Safety

Basic Client Assessment

Basic Health Assistant Skills

Basic Anatomy and Physiology

Responding to Emergencies

Office Assisting – Clinical

Office Assisting – Administrative

Oral and Written Communications

Pharmacologic Procedures

Growth and Development – Lifespan

Nutrition

Medical law and Bioethics

Allied Health Career Exploration

Employability Skills

Nurse Aide Training Program

Specialty Skills for Nurse Aide

Our Graduates are…

 

Working in

Hospitals

Long Term Care

Physician Offices

Rescue Squads

Attending

Holy Family University

Manor College

Widener University

Bucks County Community College

Arcadia University

Drexel University

Gwynedd-Mercy College

Temple University

Studying

Nursing

Radiologic Sciences

Veterinary Sciences

Pre-Medical Studies

  Phone- 215-949-1700     Fax- 215-949-2104