One year, 2 hours per day
Recommended Grade Levels: Grades 10, 11, 12
Locations include: JEL, Fishers HS, & HSE HS (See your HS counselor to learn more!)
Students will perform skills related to a range of health career topics: patient nursing care, vital signs, dental care, animal care, medical laboratory, public health, an introduction to health care systems, anatomy, physiology, and medical terminology. Students will gain leadership skills developed through HOSA participation. Students will participate in lab experiences related to your career objectives. Upon successful completion of this course, students will understand the next steps for pursuing a post-secondary program of their choice or the next health science program to take through career and technical training.
Dual Credit Offered: (Learn more about Dual Credit)
Ivy Tech (6 credits**)
• HLHS 100 Intro to Health Careers (3 credits)
• HLHS 102 **Essential Anatomy & Physiology (3 credits*)
Tentative for 2021-2022:
Ivy Tech (up to 9 credits**)
• HLHS 100 Intro to Healthcare (3 credits)
• HLHS 101 Medical Terminology (3 credits*)
• HLHS 102 Anatomy & Physiology (3 credits*)
*Must meet Ivy Tech program-ready requirements
**Courses are subject to change.
Certification Available: (Learn more about Certifications)
*CPR (recognized but not a graduation qualifier)
*AHA BLS CPR Certification for Healthcare Providers (recognized but not a graduation qualifier)
*indicates 19-20 IN Promoted Industry Certification
Healthcare starter jobs
Join our Career-Technical Student Organization - HOSA: Future Health Professionals!
Learn leadership skills, compete in events, earn scholarships, and much more!
$$$ Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/ooh/
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I have been a nurse for over 15 years. In that span of time I have been fortunate to work at a large variety of jobs that include an insurance company, a long-term care facility, as a school nurse and even a correctional facility. The one thing I loved about each of those jobs was the teaching aspect, and now I am blessed to be able to do that full time.
As a Health Careers Exploration instructor, my goal is to give students interested in healthcare enough information so that when they continue onto higher education they don’t end up wasting their time and money pursuing a career that they ultimately dislike. They may not know exactly what they want but hopefully they can rule some things out.
Outside of school I am married with three children and giant pitbull named Oscar.
I teach at both Fishers High School and HSE as a Health Careers (CNA) and Health Careers Exploration instructor. I am a Registered Nurse and earned my BS in Nursing from Indiana University and a MS in Nursing Education from Indiana Wesleyan University. I love teaching both classes and enjoy seeing the students become more confident in their skills and gain new knowledge every day! Outside of school, my husband and I enjoy watching our 5 children play sports. We love to camp, travel, and fish! Aside from the kids, we keep busy with our 3 dogs, 3 cats, turtle, and sugar glider.
I bring to the classroom over 26 years of experience in the Emergency Medical Services arena. I have worked in many areas of EMS, Dispatch for Fire & EMS, EMT for private ambulance service and also a Municipality, Firefighter/EMT and also worked for Methodist Hospital Level 1 Trauma Center and LIFELINE Helicopter. I am active in the Air Medical industry at the National Level, teaching and speaking at National Conferences on health and safety. I also have my Bachelor’s Degree in Health Care Administration.
My goal is that each student will become successful in EMS and enjoy the industry as much as I do. I hope that they learn something new each week of class. I teach at the college level so students will have a real experience with classes at the collegiate level. Each student should be prepared to work hard, work with others, and be determined to be successful in the class. I will work with each student to help them achieve their individual goals for my class.