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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.


Intro students completed CPR/ AED and First aide.  Students did projects on cultural diversity.

Students  will research a legal drug for the 4th 9 weeks project.

Students are doing an employment chapter including resume, interviewing and how to dress for an interview.

Intro students 4th 9 weeks projects are due Friday, April 28.

Students  will watch a video called Invictus about leadership and team building. 


Nursing students are researching job sites and contact information for 3 employers.

Heart Saver CPR completed.  They provide excellent care and are  loved by the individuals at Fairmont.


Nurse Aide students  are working on projects about  job entry. Students completed projects about the phases of illness including prevention, acute and rehabillitation. 

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 1 at 7 pm in the ACHS Auditorium.

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

Nurse Aide Ceremony speakers are  Jade Stewart and  Arion Saunders.  Red Cross Red Cords

will be awarded for those donating 3 times, recruiting 5 donors and completing 8 volunteer hours.

Thanks to Red Cross for scholarship and leadership opportunities for our students.


Students have made spring bulletin boards and made clip art for residents at Fairmont.

Intro students will complete a unit on environmental health for  Earth Day in April.

Senior Breakfast with cap and gown picutures is  April 27.

The next bloodmobile is  Thursday,  April 6.  Non- student donors must  make an appointment and

sign in as visitors at the main office.  

Report cards were distributed today, March 23.  Parent Teacher Conference scheduled Wed. March 29


Save the date for Graduation at the Vines Center on Saturday, May 20, students be there at 9 am.

Graduation begins at 10:00 am.  Students received dress code instructions.





Students will be viewing DVD's about leadership and team building. 

 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 $19.00 and 2XL costing 22.50.

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.

Thanks to Mrs. Owen, RN and Mrs. Davis for doing clinical and substituting during this last 9 weeks.

Thanks to students and families for understanding and support. 









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.

 Nurse Aide celebrated 18  students receiving certificates.  13 received Red Cords

from the Red Cross Leadership program for bloodmobile volunteering 8 hours or more,

3 donations and/or 5 recruits.   Class speakers were Katrina Sparrow and Carrie Creamer.




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 in June or in early August for questions.


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

sequencing, comparing and contrasting.  


Next Bloodmobile at ACHS  is Thursday, April 6, 2017.   We will recruit  during lunch next week. 

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 prior to August school starting.,


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.


Intro students  complete Pharmacology and Employment  Skills in  March- April.




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.

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


Bloodmobile donors will sign up for appointments during lunches  again Spring sign ups  next week before break. 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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