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delcastleDelcastle Technical High School

Perform routine tasks of personal care to patients under the supervision of a registered nurse or Hodgson/St. Georges licensed practical nurse.

Program Description

The Nursing Technology program is designed to prepare students to develop the physical, social, and emotional characteristics necessary for a successful career in the health care industry. Students learn to perform a variety of duties involving the care of people in home-care situations, hospitals, nursing homes and other health care facilities. They are expected to demonstrate theoretical knowledge and actual provision of basic daily patient care, such as activities of daily living (bathing, dressing, eating, toileting), ambulation (walking with or without assistive devices such as canes and walkers), and the use of wheelchairs, geri-chairs, and stretchers. Students are expected to demonstrate the ability to recognize and report changes in the physical and/or mental condition of those for whom they care, as well as knowledge and proper use of infection control measures, including standard precautions and isolation technique. Heavy emphasis is placed on the concept of patient/resident rights and on the development of strong interpersonal skills. Students will learn to care for individuals who are chronically ill, including how to meet the psychosocial needs of chronically ill patients and their families. The function and interrelationships of body systems and methods of disease prevention are also studied. Students spend a minimum of seventy-five hours in LTC (Long Term Care) centers, where they practice their skills under the supervision of their instructors. The program provides students with a strong basic foundation upon which they can build in order to complete a program of study leading to licensure as an LPN or RN.

Students take the nursing assistant certification examination through Prometric

Employment opportunities available after high school graduation:

  • Certified Nursing Aide-Long Term Care
  • Assisted Living Aide
  • General Hospital Care Aide
  • Home Health Aide
  • Hospice Aide
  • Private Doctor’s Office Assistant
  • Psychiatric Aide

Employment opportunities requiring one year of specialized training after high school:

  • Licensed Practical Nurse

Employment opportunities requiring 2-4 years of specialized education after high school:

  • Registered Nurse