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Welcome to the Allied Health Program
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 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 important in most allied health occupations. A passion for the profession and caring for people is important. Remember, employers are looking for a career professional, not someone simply looking for a job.
Ann Knowles, RN, BSN, MBA AKnowles@bcths.com
Donna Milner, BSN, RN DMilner@bcths.com
Tracey Sabara, RN TSabara@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. Also, a review of academic record, discipline and attendance is required. This 120 hour program provides theory, classroom lab, and clinical instruction in accordance with Pennsylvania and OBRA mandates. Upon successful completion of this program, students are eligible to sit for the National Nurse Aide Assessment Examination.
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 cost of the national examination.
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)
Introduction to Allied Health
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
Growth and Development – Lifespan
Medical law and Bioethics
Allied Health Career Exploration
Nurse Aide training Program
Speciality Skills for Nurse Aide
Our Graduates are…
Long Term Care
Holy Family University
Bucks County Community College