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  • 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 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.

    The Instructors

    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.

    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 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

    Speciality 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