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2015-2016_ ___________________________________________________________ EASTERN IDAHO TECHNICAL COLLEGE
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HEALTH PROFESSIONS DIVISION
Areas of Study
Certificated Nursing Assistant
Dental Assisting
Intermediate Technical Certificate
Medical Assistant
Associate of Applied Science Degree
Practical Nursing
Advanced Technical Certificate
Registered Nursing
Associate of Applied Science Degree
Surgical Technology
Associate of Applied Science Degree
Faculty
Jared Gardner, Division Manager
Shirley Bame
Tera Bybee
Christine Gardner
Catherine George
Tina Howard
Cindy Mills
Jeff Olaveson
Trudi Poole
Raeleen Roberts
Jodene Trimble
Workplace research shows that one of the most rapidly growing
areas of employment is health care. EITC’s Health Professions
Division is a combined group of programs consisting of
Certificated Nursing Assistant, Dental Assisting, Medical
Assisting, Practical Nursing, Registered Nursing and Surgical
Technology. These programs provide students with the
knowledge and skills that enable them to join other professionals
in this expanding career field. Students may take some courses in
the Health Professions Division prior to declaring a major field
of study.
Students are subject to the policies of the program they select.
They will be given a policies and procedures manual at the
beginning of the professional portion of the program and will be
required to sign a document of understanding. Credit for prior
experiential learning will not be granted.
A criminal background check is required to meet clinical
practicum site requirements. History of a misdemeanor or felony
involving moral turpitude may render the student not eligible
or they may experience difficulty becoming licensed, certified,
or registered and in finding employment in health care. It is
recommended that prior to enrollment the applicant contact the
appropriate state and/or national regulatory agency.
All Health Professions Division students, regardless of program,
must provide documentation of the following current
immunizations:
• Diphtheria, Pertussis, Tetanus (DPT)
• Mumps, Measles, and Rubella (MMR) or two
vaccinations of Measles and Rubella
• Hepatitis A
• Hepatitis B series (completed)
• Polio
• Proof of Varicella vaccination or titer result.
• Proof of an annual TB skin test
• Documentation of health insurance
CERTIFICATED NURSING ASSISTANT
Length of Course
One semester
Not Financial Aid Eligible (except for students who have been
accepted into the pre-requisite portion of a health-care program)
The CNA program curriculum follows the state and federal
requirements for nursing assistants. It is designed to provide
behavioral learning objectives for learners on basic
competencies. It contains didactic classroom objectives and
skills objectives in a lab setting. In addition to the classroom and
lab hours, 32 hours of clinical experience completed in skilled
nursing facilities in the region are required. The clinical portion
of the course must be successfully completed during the same
term as the lecture/lab. Clinicals will begin at 5:45 A.M. and
section specific schedules will be discussed in class. Successful
completion of the course requires a minimum of 80% on tests
and classroom objectives and 100% on lab and clinical
objectives. After passing the class, students are eligible (for a
fee) to test for the state skills exam and then the state written
exam. You have six months after passing the class to pass the
skills exam and another six months to pass the written exam.
Each exam may be taken three times with payment each time. If
you don’t pass both exams within that time frame, you are
required to retake the course again before being allowed to sit
for either of the state exams. Health Care Provider CPR
certification will be administered during the class.
Entrance Requirements
You must be at least 16 years of age in order to be eligible to
register. In addition, please be aware that most facilities will not
hire until age 18. Note that all tattoos must be covered and only
one set of earrings in each ear may be worn. No other visible
piercings will be allowed in class or clinical.
Within the first two weeks of class you will need to provide
proof of:
• The first in the series of Hepatitis B vaccine
• A current negative TB (tuberculosis) skin test. If your results
are positive, you must provide proof of a negative chest x-ray
within the last 6 months.
• Background check is required at no charge – more
information will be given on the first day of class.
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