Benefits of Completing the Program
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First year students are required to successfully complete CPR training in the classroom.
Opportunities are available for CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) certification.
CNA (Certified Nursing Assistant) is a ten week night class offered during the spring at PRCC, Forrest County Campus.
Seniors may choose dual enrollment in a community college practical nursing program after successful completion of Health Science Core. Mississippi’s dual enrollment/dual credit practical nursing programs provide qualified high school seniors the opportunity to earn college credit for the first three courses in the postsecondary Practical Nursing (PN) curriculum. Upon successful completion of those courses and graduation from high school, dually enrolled PN students are eligible to sit for CNA licensure and are entitled to advanced placement into the colleges’ regular Practical Nursing program. Students who continue seamlessly into the second semester of the regular college program have the potential to sit for the NCLEX-PN licensure exam and become licensed practical nurses within 6 months of high school graduation. The dual enrollment/dual credit practical nursing program is the administrative responsibility of the community colleges and the practical nursing programs, in coordination and cooperation with their partnering high schools.
Medical Office Technology
Health-Care Data Technology
Certified Nursing Asssitant
BOT 1613 Medical Terms I
Health Sciences Core
Course Orientation and Professional Organizations
Safety and Standard Precautions
Health Care Systems, Legal, and Ethical Practices
Communication and Teamwork
Body Organization, Covering, Support, and Movement
Vital Organs and Protection
Intake and Elimination
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The emphasis of the second course is primarily to expose students to advanced skills in the various health occupations and the basic health-care sciences. Students may participate in shadowing experiences in selected health-care facilities. Upon completion of this advanced course, students will be trained to work as entry-level assistants in various health occupations and will be certified in CPR at the health-care provider level. This course offers 2 Carnegie units. Students who complete Healthcare and Clinical Services may count one of the credits earned in this course as one science credit toward graduation requirements if they complete both years of the Health Sciences program. This program includes a minimum of 100 hours of clinical-type experience during the second course. This clinical-type experience can include tours of health-care facilities, guest speakers, laboratory practice/demonstration in the classroom, and observation experiences in medical facilities.
Healthcare and Clinical Services
Course Orientation, Safety Review, Clinical Policies and Employability
Emergency Services and Technical Skills
Human Growth and Development
Medical and Nursing Services
|7||Pharmacological and Diagnostic Services|
|8||Information Technology, and Health Informatics|