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Ms Bryant

Email: 
mbryant@amherst.k12.va.us
Phone: 
434-946-2898 ext. 30146
Classes Taught: 
Nurse Aide 1&2, 5&6, Introduction Medical Sciences 4 &7

Health Occupations classes are in 146 B with a skills lab in 146A.

Contact number for NACES  is 1-800-758-6028 if you have questions about nurse aide state testing or

to change your application data for  testing date, site or personal address or phone changes.

Good luck to test takers and Happy Summer to all!   Contact Ms. Bryant at ACHS ext. 30146 if questions in June or  again in August.  Careers in Care at the Plaza lower level.

See course syllabus, pacing guide and project guidelines.

Students are doing Thinking Maps, 1 per week on Fridays.

Welcome to new and returning students.  Supplies list include notebooks, pocket folders, poster boards

1 per 9 weeks, flash drive,  index cards and black ink pens. 

Nurse Aide students need to complete the health forms requirements including TB testing, immunizations

proof.  Clinical clothing by October 1 includes maroon scrubs, clinical shoes, a watch with a second hand,

and hair up materials.  Fingernails must be short with no artificial nails.

Open House  is Thurs, August 13,  am for freshmen and 1-4:30pm for nurse aides.

Students must complete Centra online competencies and at least 24 hours of class prior to clinical.

Attendance is very important!   Students will work on skills prior to clinicals.

Nurse Aide Testing- Students who have completed requirements for 2014-2015 have information

about applications for testing,  site codes  and testing dates.  Students are highly encouraged to

test in late May-June 2015 at the Lynchburg testing site.   Test takers prior to June 30 will

be eligible to have ACHS pay the testing fee of  $94 dollars.  Students are eligble to be

hired for up to 120 days after certificate award prior to passing.  Failure to pass the written or

skills portion may jeopardize the employment.  Each student has a Pearson Vue Skills booklet

with links to practice tests and steps of the skills. 

Congratulations to the 20 selected incoming Nurse Aide classes of 2015-2016.  Information packets

were sent home with each student.  Please contact me for questions or concerns.

Background checks and health screenings need to be completed prior to August school starting.,

Nurse Aide Hoodies will be  on sale for S-XL or  2X.  We will order  mid-Sept.

Students make flash cards on quiz items missed for review prior to the 9 weeks Test in October.

Please remind students to review study guides prior to each quiz and test.

See attachments for Syllabus, Pacing, Projects and study guides.

Rubrics of Project  at least 1 month in advance.

Parent contacts for late work, low quiz grades and /or displinary issues as needed.

Nursing  Background checks are at the School Board office between 8-9 am or 2-3 pm.  Will need parent

on site for consent and photo IDs.

 Bloodmobile,   2 in the fall and 1 in April.   Student donors age 16 will need written consent.

Non-donors will volunteer hours doing registration, publicity and canteen.

A second order for hoodies will be mid-Nov. Size S-XL .  2XL costs  extra. price to be announced.

 

Students not wearing appropriate clothing or shoes will be sent to ISD for that period.

Fairmont Crossing clinical days are Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Fairmont's phone is 946-2850.

Students must be on time to ride the bus to clinical.  No car drivers.  Late arrivals will go to ISD.

   Students have remediation flash cards for  previous quiz questions missed.  Encourage studying.

 

Intro students  begin learning CPR and First Aide Skills in Jan.  Please bring proof if previous instruction

in another class. 

 

Reminder, no school for students  Mon. Oct. 19 and Tues, Nov. 3, 2015.

Clinical make-up may include Thursdays meaning 4 days per week.  No clinical if flu restrictions in winter.

Health Occupations Club is open to any ACHS student in a health related class.

Let Ms. Bryant know if you are interested in signing up by email or at the classroom 146B.

 

 

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