Contact: Mrs. Kimm Gaster Phone:
794-1436 ext. 240
Honors Health Science
What You Will Be Able To Do:
- Become certified in Nurse Assisting
- Develop Employability skills
- Participate in an internship program in a hospital or other healthcare facility
- Perform basic health care skills such as recording temperature, pulse, respiration and blood pressure
- Understand responsibilities for meeting patients needs through direct care of patients
- Use proper lifting, moving, and transfer techniques on patients
- Know common health problems and diseases
This program introduces students to a range of health careers.
Integrated academics combined with health care knowledge and skills
provide the framework for a strong health care delivery system in the
twenty-first century. Students are introduced to careers in therapeutic
services including, but not limited to, nursing, medicine, physical
therapist, surgical technologist, respiratory therapist, emergency
medical technician, and others. The culminating class is designed to be
completed in a hospital, extended care facility, rehabilitation center,
medical office, imagery laboratory, or other health care
facility. Further training is available after high school in many
aspects of the allied health field. This training can lead to a two-or
four-year professional degree in any aspect of the field. This program
is especially helpful for students who are preparing for medical school.
Potential Earnings: LPNs working full-time earn $26,000 -$50,000 a year, with a national median of about $37,000. Registered nurses
earn $40,000-$85,000 a year, with a median annual salary of $57,000.
Earnings vary with education level, experience, and type of workplace.
Nurses with bachelor's degrees generally earn more than those with
associate degrees or diplomas. Those with additional training, or who
work as managers or administrators, generally earn the highest salaries.
Nurses who work in a hospital setting often earn more than those who
work in doctors' offices.
College and Related Education: Generally,
you should graduate from high school with senior level science, math,
and English courses. Further training is available after high school in
many aspects of the allied health field. This training can lead to a
two-or four-year professional degree in any aspect of the field. This
program is especially helpful for students who are preparing for medical
school. To be an LPN, you must complete a
state-approved program at a 2-year college or other vocational
institution. A high school diploma is required for entry. Practical
nursing programs take a year to complete and include classroom study and
supervised clinical practice. To be a RN you must earn
a high school diploma, and then complete a post-secondary nursing
program. There are two types of degree programs: the 4-year Bachelor of
Science degree in nursing (BSN) and the 2-year associate degree in
nursing (ADN). Diploma programs take about 3 years to complete.
Health Science classes offered at DTC:
- Honors Foundations of Health Science
- Honors Therapeutic Services
- Honors Health Science Internship
- Honors Introduction to Pharmacy
- Honors Diagnostic Services