1801 Branch Street|Platte City, MO 64079Phone: 816-858-5505Fax: 816-858-3278

Health Sciences

Health Sciences

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Health Sciences is a one-year or two-year course designed for high school students wishing to enter the medical field. Students will acquire valuable knowledge and training that will prepare them for a variety of healthcare professions. They will gain experience in basic health care, CPR, anatomy & physiology, medical terminology, and common disorders while in a lab, clinical, or classroom setting. Clinical and classroom experiences prepare students to take the state's Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) exam.

PROGRAM INSTRUCTORS

Mrs. Bledsoe

Mrs. Bledsoe, MS-CTE, BSN, RN, joined the NCC staff in August 2016 to pursue her passion of teaching. She graduated with honors in 1990 from Missouri Western State College now Missouri Western State University in St. Joseph, Mo., with a bachelor's degree in Nursing. Prior to NCC, Bledsoe worked 26 years as an RN in multiple areas including at hospital diabetic and medical surgical units, home health and long-term care. She also worked as Parent Educator and substitute nurse for the North Platte R-1 Parents As Teachers program, and Charge nurse and MDS Coordinator for a long-term care and skilled nursing rehabilitation facility. 

Contact Mrs. Bledsoe
Phone: 816-858-5505 x1721 
Email:bledsoel@platteco.k12.mo.us

Mr. Brown

Mr. Brown, MS-CTE, BSN, RN, became the Health Sciences instructor after teaching the Practical Nursing program at NCC from 2013-2017. He has 30 years of nursing experience. Before working at NCC he worked as a CNA instructor and spent many years before that in acute care. He began his career in healthcare as a CNA in February of 1983 at a nursing home in his hometown. David continued his education, obtaining his LPN in 1989 from Kansas City Mo. Board of Education Program of Practical Nursing. From there, he obtained his ADN in 1995 from Sanford-Brown College, David completed his BSN in July of 2013 at MidAmerica Nazarene University. Since then, David has completed the required course of study to obtain his Educator's certification through DESE. 

Contact Mr. Brown
Phone: 816-858-5505 x1721  
Email:brownd@platteco.k12.mo.us

 

 

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Hourly Wage*

Average Salary*

Nurse Assistant

$ 14.83

$30,850

Veterinary Technician

$17.43

$36,260

Licensed Practical Nurse

$23.47

$48,820

Registered Nurse

$36.22

$ 75,330

Dental Hygienist

$37.06

$77,090

Nuclear Medicine Technologist

$38.27

$79,590

Physical Therapist

$43.75

$91,010

Optometrist

$56.76

$118,050

Physician, General

$99.70

$207,380

* Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2020

AREAS OF STUDY

  • Safety in Health Care

  • Anatomy and Physiology

  • Medical Terminology

  • Health Care Skills

  • Healthcare Provider CPR

  • Basic Assessment & Vital Signs

  • Career Interest Course Work

  • Development of Professionalism

  • Opportunities in Career Areas

  • Employment Preparedness

  • Community Service Hours

INDUSTRY RECOGNIZED CREDENTIALS/OTHER CERTIFICATIONS

Students meeting the qualifications are eligible for the Missouri Nursing Assistant Certification (CNA). They also can earn CPR, First Aid, Stop the Bleed and OSHA for Healthcare.

PREREQUISITES

CAREER TREE

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health sciences tree

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