Students will prepare for a career in nursing by learning general knowledge and hands-on skills pertinent to healthcare professionals. Emphasis will be placed on work-based learning opportunities while students prepare for certification to become Nursing Assistants.

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Foundations of Health Science

Learn about medical history, terminology, and mathematics while an overview of the domains of healthcare will emphasize in-demand healthcare careers. 

Health Science I

Focus on human anatomy, physiology, and human body diseases and disorders while developing skills to recognize and respond to first aid emergencies.

Health Science II

Expand your understanding of the healthcare industry while developing employability and clinical skills utilized by healthcare professionals.

Nursing Fundamentals and Practicum

Experience the enhanced adapted Nurse Aide I curriculum provided by the NC Division of Health Service Regulation (DHSR) in order to develop and practice clinical skills and be eligible to sit for the National Nurse Aide Assessment (NNAAP).

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First Aid

Allows participants to recognize and respond to common first aid emergencies.

Basic Life Support CPR

Equips healthcare professionals with the knowledge and skills to respond to cardiac and breathing emergencies.

Stop the Bleed

Recognize and control life-threatening bleeding using wound packing, pressure dressings, and tourniquets.

Nurse Aide I

Allows one to work in North Carolina as a Nurse Aide and assist patients with activities of daily living.

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Found your passion? These courses relate to this career pathway and may align to your career and college goals. Find out which of these may be available at your school and consider adding them to your Course Plan in Xello.

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Browse enhancement courses:

  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Emergency Medical Technology I
  • Food and Nutrition I
  • Sports Medicine I

Earn College Credit

Get a head start on your college education by taking advantage of dual credit opportunities. There are CTE courses that can articulate to the community college, meaning they will award college credit. Also, the Career & College Promise (CCP) allows eligible high school students to enroll in college classes at Johnston Community College (JCC).

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Articulated Credits

  • BIO-163 Basic Anatomy & Physiology
  • MED-122 Medical Terminology II
  • HEA-112 First Aid & CPR
  • NAS-101 Nurse Aide 1


Careers focused on planning, managing, and providing therapeutic services, diagnostic services, health informatics, support services, and biotechnology research and development.

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