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Ms Bryant

434-946-2898 ext. 30146
Classes Taught: 
Health Assisting 1&2, 5&6, Introduction Medical Sciences 4 &7

Health Occupations classes are in 146 B with a skills lab in 146A. Students are making occupied beds,

practicing with elimination skills and anti-embolism stockings.

Health Occupations students are turning in required forms for Centra health clearance such as 

TB testing and immunizations.   Interims were sent home this week for signatures please.

Thanks to all who have given for disaster relief.  Donation opportunities will continue at the

Homecoming Game, Friday night,  Sept. 22.  Students have a goal to raise $ 500 dollars. Intro students are 

All students are scheduled for quiz 3 on Tues, Sept. 26.  Nurse aide students are completing units

on nutrition and the digestive system.  Intro students are completing Growth and Development.

Students projects about Health Career are due Sept. 29.  May need flash drive or poster boards.

Students have completed chapters on Safety , Disaster Planning and Vital signs.

Students make remediation flash cards for quiz items missed for study before the 9 weeks test October 9th.


Students plan to tour Fairmont on Oct. 3rd and begin clinical on October 6.

Clinical days will be Tuedays, Wed and Fridays unless testing.

CVCC field trip is optional on Oct. 24.

Students visited College Day representatives today, Sept. 14.  Please encourage students to

research application requirements such as GPA,  recommendations and deadlines.

Financial Aide forms begin in October.  Seniors received Jostens cap and gown order forms today.

Please review packets for ordering information.

Reminder, clinicals are Tues, Wed and Fridays.   Please encourage attendance.  Each student must

complete 40 hours of direct care in order to receive a certificate and be eligible to take the state test.

Save the Date for  Nurse Aide Ceremony,  MOnday,  May 8 at 7 pm in the ACHS Auditorium.

Students wear dress clothes within the ACHS guidelines, need to arrive at 6:30 pm.

.  Red Cross Red Cords- Students must donate 3 times or recruit 5 donors.  Students also volunteer

8 hours.  Red Cross Cords will be presented at the nurse aide ceremony in May and worn at 


Senior Dues of $30. 00 cover senior breakfasts.  The first was held Sept. 21. with

discussion of cap and gown graduation orders.   Mrs. Ann Reed is the Senior facultyl sponsor.


Plan ahead to the December 8 bloodmobile.  16 year olds must have written parental consent.

Family can donate.   Signing in as a visitor is required.


Students have made fall bulletin boards and will make clip art for residents at Fairmont.

Intro students will do project presentations on Sept. 29 and Oct 2. 

 Students  who have cleared clinical and background check screenings go to Fairmont 3 days per week.

Nurse Aide Hoodies are being ordered, with small to XL costing  $ 20.75 and 2XL costing  $23.00

Please make checks out to Amherst County High School and put hoodie in the memo line.


Clinical days will be Tues, Wed and Friday.  Please schedule non-emergency appointments for

Mondays or Thursdays.


Nursing  students  need a watch with a second hand for vital signs practice and for each clinical day. 

Please contact me for questions or concerns.  

Martha Bryant at ACHS   434-946-2898 ext. 30146




Centra requires all students to clear health and background checks prior to clinical.










To  Incoming Nurse Aides students,  reminder to get your PPD TB skin tests,  background checks

and immunization records updated  as soon as possible.  Centra must approve health status prior to clinical.  

Two sets of  maroon scrubs are recommended,  a watch with a second hand,  clinical shoes and

black ink pens are important for clinical.  Happy Shopping!

Congratulations  Graduates!  We wish you success.  Please celebrate safely.

NA students are doing practice tests on   U-Tube video clips for skills.

Study the Green and White booklets for skills steps and essential sequencing.

Skills tests include 5 skills within 25 minutes.




Incoming Nurse Aides:  Remember to complete your  background and health checks prior to August.

I will be accepting copies of immunizations,  TB testing and the Centra health records.  The School

board office will send electronic results of the background checks as they clear.  These can take

4-6 weeks to return.   Happy shopping for uniforms, clinical shoes,  black ink pens, a watch with a

second hand and pocket-size note paper or spiral notebook. Sticky notes or a note pad are acceptable.

Please contact me for questions.


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

sequencing, comparing and contrasting.  


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.


Attendance is very important!   


 Nurse Aide applicants:  must have good grades, behavior and attendance  Please contact me for questions or concerns.  Students must have testing grades at B/80% or above. 

Introduction to Health and Medical Sciences must be completed prior to the clinical course. 

Background checks and health screenings need to be completed  as soon as possible.


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.


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 make remediation flash cards for  previous quiz questions missed.  Encourage studying.






Reminder, no clinical if school is closed or 2 hours late.

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



 Appointments for Blodmobile will be after Thanksgiving. 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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