Medical Professions

The Nursing services program is designed to prepare students for a variety of healthcare professions. An integrated approach to teaching and learning is provided as students develop interpersonal relations, career development skills and technical knowledge and skills. In addition, students will have advanced employability skills including critical thinking skills, applied academic skills, and life management skills. Certification for CPR and training for First Aid certification will be obtained. Leadership skills are enhanced through HOSA (Health Occupations Students of America).

Student Experiences

  • Identify and use assistive devices and techniques to aid in transferring residents (e.g., gait belt, mechanical lifts, slide board, lift sheet, and stretcher)
  • Explain the infectious process and modes of disease transmission
  • Identify essential functions, similarities, and differences of healthcare facilities (e.g., acute care, long-term care, assisted living, homecare, rehabilitation, and hospice)

Career Opportunities

  • Medical assistant
  • Nurse practitioner
  • Therapeutic services
  • Diagnostic services
  • Discharge coordinator

Student Organization and Industry Certification

  • Arizona CTSO - HOSA
  • National CTSO - HOSA

College Program Partner
Mesa Community Colleges
Arizona College

Average Annual Wage: $69,870