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Ms Bryant

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.

Tuesdday, Dec. 1, both    group clinicals are staying extended time due to remediation schedule at ACHS.

Students are able to add eseential skills such as showers, shaving, dressing and personal care.

Interims came out last week.  Signed and returned interims count as extra credit. 

All students continue to use Thinking Maps with content to reinforce learning such as classification,

sequencing, comparing and contrasting.  

2nd 9 weeks test for electives is Monday, Dec. 14. .  Students have study guides and labeling sheets.

Intro students are learning about mental health disorders.

Nurse Aides are learning simulation of  End of Life Care including different cultural practices.

Projects for the 2nd nine weeks are due the first week of December.

Second bloodmobile is Wed, December 2nd in the Old Gym.  Sixteen year olds need parental consent.

We schedule over 60 appointments with the end goal of collecting over 50 units per drive.

Students may earn scholarship funds and or Red Cords for graduation if they complete the

Red Cross Leader guidelines posted in class. See the attachment for the consent if needed.

Fairmont clinical, students  are adding skills.Students are complimented for their professional

dress and behavior.   

Please review study flash cards and study guides per unit prior to the Quiz

Students are studying  units Integumentary System  Ch. 18  and  Addiction disorders ( movie).

Students will be labeling and describing the function of each organ system.  Markers or colored

pencils may be helpful to highlight specific organs.

2nd 9 weeks projects are on a mental health or health legal issue.  Students will have at least 1 month

to complete the project.

Please contact me for questions or concerns about grading or projects. 


Revised  Nurse Aide Curriculum requires passing unit tests with 80% or higher.

Skills competency will be Satisfactory or Unsatisfactory with at least 1 week to practice the skill

in the lab prior to return demonstration for grading.  Each student has an individual skills booklet.


Hoodie prices for Nurse Aide are $19.00 for Small- XL,  $21.00 for 2XL and $22 for 3XL.

Health Occupations club enrollment is open to current  and former students who succesfully

completed the Intro or Nurse Aide classes.  Volunteer activiities and guest speakers are planned.

Please email or see Ms. Bryant in 146 to sign-up.   .Health Occupations  club  met Nov. 18.

Our first project is bloodmobile recruitment. 


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 Fall to all!   Contact Ms. Bryant at ACHS ext. 30146 if questions .  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.   We have used clasification and sequencing maps.

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.

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.,


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

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  all cleared !


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  Wed, Nov. 25..   No clinical the week of Thanksgiving.

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.

Bloodmobile donors will sign up for appointments during lunches  again in mid-November.

16 year olds must have parental consent form signed prior to making an apppointment.

Give the gift of life and earn a Red Cord for graduation.




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