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AHP - Certified Nursing Assistant

Program Description
The Academy of Health Professions is an exploratory and preparatory program for the secondary school student. The program incorporates and correlates instruction in the classroom and the laboratory with planned clinical experiences in multiple health care settings. Throughout the program, students are expected to enroll in multiple classes that will enhance their learning in this field and better prepare them for the rigor of postsecondary studies.

The program is designed to develop health care skills and practices that will enable the student to function effectively in a job situation at the entry-level or to pursue further study at a college or university. The course requires three years for completion at which time the student is eligible to receive articulation credits and a certification as a Nursing Assistant.

Available Certifications Available College Credits
Maryland Board of Nursing – Certified Nursing Assistant Licensure
American Heart Association – Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers Certification
American Heart Association – Standard First Aid Certification
College of Southern Maryland (5 Credits)
Stevenson University (4 Credits)  

Course Sequence
Structures and Functions of the Human Body
Foundations of Medical and Health Science
Introductory Skills Lab and Clinical Experience
Specialized Clinical Internship
Certified Nursing Assistant Clinical Internship
Advanced Skills Lab

Sample High School Schedule

   9th Grade  10th Grade  11th Grade  12th Grade
 1 Technology Education Requirement Structures & Functions of the Human Body Foundations of Medical & Health Science Specialized Clinical Internship
 2 Health/Fitness For Life Requirement Elective Intro Skills Lab & Clinical Experiences Certified Nursing Assistant Clinical Internship
 3 Fine Arts Requirement Financial Literacy  Elective Advanced Skills Lab
 4 Science Requirement Science Requirement Science Requirement Elective
 5 History Requirement History Requirement History Requirement Elective
 6 English Requirement English Requirement English Requirement English Requirement
 7 Math Requirement Math Requirement Math Requirement Math Requirement
8 Elective  Elective  Elective  Elective

  *Note: The schedule above is a sample only. Students should always review course selections with school counselors and refer to the current Charles County Public Schools High School Program of Studies.*

High Schools that Offer the Program
North Point High School- Students apply in 8th grade