Nursing Technology

Last Updated: 6/11/2020 8:24 PM

Program Description

Welcome to the Nursing Technology Program.  The student experience at Tri-County Career Center is a unique combination of textbook learning and real world hands-on experiences.  We apply Science, Math and Communication Skills to career opportunities.Our approach to learning challenges students to obtain their very best potential.

This program introduces the nursing process that includes development and delivery of basic nursing skills in a health care facility or community setting. Clinical experiences are correlated with classroom instruction so that students learn required skills. Students learn to provide physical and emotional support to patients by providing therapeutic, rehabilitative, and preventive health care services.  This program will allow students to test for State Tested Nurses Aide.

Many of the fastest growing occupations are concentrated in the health services field and 14% of ALL job growth will be in health services. Factors contributing to continued growth in this industry include the aging population, which will continue to require more services, and the increased use of innovative medical technology for intensive diagnosis and treatment. The Department of Labor projects a 26% increase in just the number of health care job openings. Health care careers will remain the rising stars of employment outlook.

Areas of Study:

  • Patient and caregiver safety
  • Patient assessment
  • Nursing care procedures
  • Patient maintenance and assistance
  • Infection control
  • First aid and CPR
  • Medical terminology
  • Medical records management
  • Medication administration
  • Medical equipment use
  • Human relations
  • Communication skills
  • Dietary requirements
  • Patient rights
  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Time management skills
  • Computer skills
  • Medical career exploration
  • Employability skills

 

Youth Leadership Organizations:

  • SkillsUSA
  • National Vocational Technical Honor Society

Further Educational Opportunities:

  • Special services training
  • Two or four-year college degree in related health field areas

Professional Certification Opportunities:

  • Nurse Assisting Certification
  • CPR & First Aid
  • Bloodborne pathogens

Instructor: Autumn Guthrie

aguthrie@tricountyhightech.com

740.753.3511 or 800.637.6508

Fees and Recommended Tools

Required program fees may include workbook, technology fee, lab fee and dues for our professional organization.  The Nursing Technology Program has a uniform recommendation not included in the required class fees. The approximate cost of a uniform (which consists of one pair of pants and one top) is $60.00. Students may purchase their uniforms independently.  

It is also recommended that students purchase a watch with a second (sweep) hand. The watch can be any type as long as it does provide a second hand. In addition, a stethoscope is optional but not required.  

Each student should consider white tennis shoes. The important objective for shoes is to be comfortable, durable, able to be cleaned/polished and white.

Click here for program fees.  For more information, please contact the Treasurer's Office at 740-753-3511.