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Health Academy

The Health Academy is a unique opportunity for students to explore various health career fields and continue in a health care pathway that aligns with their short- and long-term goals. You will spend the first semester learning fundamental skills in effective, safe patient care and building your medical vocabulary. You also will prepare to certify as a State Tested Nurse Aide (STNA). STNAs work in a settings like patient homes, rehabilitation centers, hospitals, clinics, adult daycare centers, and assisted living facilities.

At the semester break, you will choose one of two pathways. In the Health Technology program (see page 50), you prepare for certification in high-demand areas like patient care technician, medical assistant, phlebotomist, or EKG technician.

If eligible for Secondary Practical Nursing, you will learn fundamentals in patient care, data collection, human development, pharmacology, and medication administration. You will apply these skills in a real-world clinical setting. The Secondary Practical Nursing pathway prepares you to take the National Council Licensure Exam (NCLEX-PN). Passing the exam results in certification as a licensed practical nurse (LPN). 

Learn to:
  • Assist physicians with medical procedures.
  • Take vital signs and learn pharmacology.
  • Understand body mechanics/safety.
  • Understand and use medical terminology and basic laboratory skills.

(Note: This is a high school program. For options for adults, click here.)


College Credits

In this program you can earn college credit!

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Career Pathways

  • Nurse assistant 
  • EKG technician 
  • Patient care technician 
  • Medical assistant 
  • Phlebotomist 
  • Pharmacy assistant 
  • x-ray technician 
  • Home health aide
  • LPN
  • Registered nurse 
  • Nurse Practitioner 

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Career Credentials

  • Ohio Department of Health -Ohio State Tested Nurse Aide
  • CPR/First Aid

Currently offered; subject to change

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