Primary Health Care is a one year course. The course is geared toward students interested in nursing and direct patient/resident care as well as learning the duties and responsibilities of administrative and clinical medical assistants.
The course takes students through the Certified Nursing Assistants (CNA) certification process with the Indiana State Department of Health, Long Term Care CNA Curriculum. This curriculum includes a required 30 hours of classroom instruction; demonstration and practice of 72 skills, and 75 hours of clinical work at a long term care facility.
The course also focuses on Medical Assisting and the basic skills that one might see performed in a doctor’s office, hospital, or outpatient facility. Various instructional strategies and technologies will be used to give students the opportunity to gain additional knowledge of anatomy, physiology, and medical terminology. Health Care Provider CPR certification and First Aid training are also obtained.
This program is one year and is open to juniors and seniors. Six high school credits may be earned by participating in the class.
Students enrolled in Primary Health Care may be eligible to apply for the following dual credits while participating in the course:
Ivy Tech Community College:
HLHS107 Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) - 5 credits
HLHS112 Home Health Aide Bridge (must earn CNA) - 2 credits
HLHS113 Dementia Care - 3 credits
Students enrolling in Primary Health Care should be team players, have empathetic personalities, be organized and have critical thinking and interpersonal communication skills. An application for enrolling in this course may be obtained by contacting the high school Guidance Counselor or clicking the link below. Enrollment is through an application and interview process conducted by the Instructor. After being accepted into the course, students are required to have a limited criminal background check.