Students will explore the health care field and understand the professional responsibilities of these jobs in planning, managing, and providing therapeutic services, diagnostic services, health informatics, support services, and biotechnology research and development. As part of their learning, students have the opportunity to practice skills, apply research to problems, and work with the older adult population of the surrounding communities.
Students are exposed to safety, legal, and ethical issues involved in the health sciences, as well as working with diverse populations. Students may choose to earn their Licensed Nurse Assistant credential while in the program but may pursue college-level biology and other learning experiences to prepare them for careers in the health sciences.
Students will be provided with the classroom instruction, clinical experience, and medical terminology necessary to take the Vermont Board of Nursing Exam in mid-January.
Students in Health Sciences courses can expect the chance to earn the following credentials before leaving Lyndon Institute:
- LNA Certificate (which makes them eligible to test for State Licensure)
After taking CTE classes in Health Sciences, students could pursue any number of opportunities including:
- A certificate as a nurse assistant (earned while in high school)
- A two-year college in nursing, medical assisting, or other programs at CCV or VTC
- A four-year college degree to become a Registered Nurse, doctor, or medical scientist