This class was tough.
I would 100% recommend taking the health science course at CTC because it provides insight on what you could expect in nursing school. Though this course we covered basic patient care skills training, and completed a unit covering HIPAA regulations. I was able to go through a clinical experience and interact with real patients and assist them everyday. The director is one of the best people you will ever come across. Mrs. Mormino is the most direct and positive person. When you don't understand a job or assignment, she will work you until you do understand. I will forever favor this class for the opportunity I was provided and giving me my first flight of stairs to climb as I build my nursing career.
The biggest highlight was to be able to become hands on in a nursing home and perform basic patient care skills I had learned in the class the semester before. I worked along with a CNA and provided hundreds of different types of care. It was such a rewarding feeling. We learned about almost every basic and complex disease and infection in the book. It was definitely something to keep in mind as we took care of all of our patients every day. Communication is key in a health care facility, that's why we covered all medical terminology and ended up receiving college credit just for knowing it and using it on the job.
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Advice for students:
STUDY. You will never get through this course if you do not study. Every wednesday I got together with some students from the class and overloaded ourselves with flashcards, coffee, and notes. We found our own ways to learn, what we liked, and even better, these people became some of my best friends.