Home Career Programs Health Services Nursing Technology

Text size: A A A
delcastleDelcastle Technical High School
hodgsonHodgson VoTech High School
HowardHoward High School of Technology
St. GeorgesSt. Georges Technical High School

Nursing Technology

The Nursing Technology program is designed to prepare students to develop the physical, social, and emotional characteristics necessary for a successful career in the health care industry. Specifically, the students are taught all of the skills required to become a certified nursing assistant in the state of Delaware. With classroom study, laboratory practice and at least 75 hours of clinical experience in a local nursing home, the Nursing Technology student will learn to:

  • Relate the structure and function of body systems to disease processes.
  • Respect resident rights and dignity.
  • Communicate effectively with residents, staff, families, instructors, and other students.
  • Give basic daily patient care, including bathing, dressing, feeding and toileting.
  • Assist residents to walk, transfer from a bed to a chair and use a wheelchair.
  • Recognize and report changes in physical and/or mental condition.
  • Use infection prevention measures properly
  • Monitor vital signs such as temperature, pulse, respiration and blood pressure.
  • Perform basic first aid and CPR, including the use of an automated external defibrillator.
  • Appreciate cultural diversity in the health care setting.
  • Incorporate safety guidelines for residents and themselves when performing care.

Students will be prepared to take the Nurse Aide Certification Examination administered by Prometric at the end of their junior year. This gives them the opportunity to obtain co-operative employment in their senior year, if desired. Students who successfully complete the Nursing Technology program will have a strong basic foundation to assist them is choosing further education and employment in the health care field.

Employment opportunities available after high school graduation:

  • Certified Nursing Assistant – Long-Term Care facility,
  • Nursing Assistant in Assisted Living,
  • Nursing Assistant in Acute Care,
  • Home Health, Hospice, or Psychiatric Aide

Education opportunities after high school graduation:

  • Specialized training for one year to become a licensed practical nurse (LPN)
  • Two to four years of college to become a registered nurse
  • Two to four years of college to become an allied health professional such as an X-ray technician or a respiratory therapist