APS DISTRICT HIGH SCHOOL science CURRICULUM FRAMEWORK
Course Title: Nursing Assistant Course Number: SEE BELOW
Department: Science/Health Human Services ADS Number: 15057244
Prerequisites: Successful completion of a Strand A course
Length of Course: One Semester Credit/PRI Area: .5 Science Elective per Sem and 1.0 Practical Arts per Sem Grade Level(s): 11-12
Course No. & ADS Numbers:
Nursing Assistant 446C1
Nursing Assistant 823C2
Important Notes: A course that provides 1.5 credits per semester allows the student additional opportunities for in-depth study and application of the course content. The student must have a 2.0 GPA or higher and be able to lift 50 pounds.
COURSE DESCRIPTION: In the Nursing Assistant course the student is introduced to the foundation and fundamentals of the human systems, anatomy, equilibrium, physics, culture, history of disease, cellular functions and society. All of this is applied and builds on the understanding and care of patients. All material is related and connected to the care of the patient and the treatment of disease. Literacy strategies are integrated throughout the curriculum.
References in parentheses following each performance standard align with the State of New Mexico Science Standards (NM), the State of New Mexico Health Education Standards (NM – H), the State of New Mexico Career Readiness Standards (NM – CR), the Albuquerque Public Schools Mathematics Standards (APS – MA), and the Albuquerque Public Schools Language Arts Standards (APS - LA).
The “Illustrations” column in the Program of Studies provides exemplars of the performance standards, strategies, and best practices suggested by nursing teachers in the
Albuquerque Public Schools (APS).
Assessments may include the following: authentic and performance-based assessment, cooperative learning, teacher observations, checklists, tests and exams, formal and informal writing, small group and full class discussions, oral and multimedia presentations, projects, demonstrations, and portfolios. Assessments are based on appropriate rubrics.
SUGGESTED TEXTBOOKS AND INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS:
Nursing Assistant - A Nursing Process Approach (9th edition) by Barbara R. Hegner, Barbara Acello, Esther Caldwell, Thomson Delmar Learning, New York; 2004.
Student Workbook to Accompany Nursing Assistant - A Nursing Process Approach (9th edition) Barbara R. Hegner Thomson Delmar Learning, New York; 2004.
Instructor’s Resource Manual and Test bank to Accompany Nursing Assistant A Nursing Process Approach (9th edition) Barbara R. Hegner Thomson Delmar Learning, New York; 2004.
Taber’s Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary (19th edition) Donald Venes, MD MSJ Editor. F.A. Davis Co. Philadelphia. 2001.
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