Launch Health Science

    Program Description

    This program is designed to prepare students for employment as nurse assistants and for future entry into nursing education programs. This program leads to a CNA certification. Training will include the development of basic nursing and cardiopulmonary resuscitation skills through lecture, laboratory demonstrations, laboratory practice, and clinical experience. Instruction in this program includes a minimum of forty clinical hours held in long-term facilities in the community. Upon successful completion of this program, students will be eligible to take the written examination for the nurse assistant state certification. Students must be 16 years of age.

  • What will my classes be like?

    Do you want to show your compassion for others? Learning how to report observations, understanding the nature of disease and common health problems, and the skills and techniques of how to take care of people is just the beginning. You will study how to help people recovering from sickness and those that are disabled or injured. Practice these skills in a real hospital setting or in a nursing home on clinical internships. Turn your passion for helping others into a state nurse assistant certification while still in high school. Certified Nurse Assistants are in high demand. Your heart for helping others can make a big difference.

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    Students in this class are eligible to receive 7 college credits from the College of Lake County.

    Year 1:

    • NUR 110 - Nurse Assisting, 7 credits



    • CNA Certificate
    • CPR Certification


    Job Opportunities

    • Certified Nurse Assistant
    • Dietician
    • Health Information Technician
    • Home Health Aide
    • Medical Technologist
    • Nurses Aide
    • Registered Nurse
    • Rehabilitation Aide
    • Unit Ward Clerk