Pre-Nursing Curriculum (College Bridge)

This resource supports the teaching of specific education and training content that can be implemented by classroom instructors in the context of a particular career cluster.

Judy Suiter
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Fergus Falls ABE
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Instructional Material
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This curriculum is a 36-hour/12  day pre-college healthcare career pathways introduction course that allows students to explore a variety of healthcare pathways while at the same time exposing them to a number of college-prep activities in the context of healthcare. It includes a variety of materials such as lesson plans, PowerPoints, and handouts. Topics include: (1) Careers in healthcare; (2) Career assessment; (3) Person-environment fit; (4) Critical healthcare competencies; (5) Applying to college; (6) Financial aid; (7) Admissions; (8) Clinic and hospital tours; (9) National career readiness and work readiness credentials; (10) Job seeking skills; and (11) Goal setting.

Benefits and Uses

Students will: (1) Engage in career development activities focusing on the areas of health care; (2) Understand the enrollment process for college including the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FASFA); (3) Research the labor market data in the field of healthcare for the southern region of Minnesota; (4) Research the healthcare programs and pathways offered at South Central College; (5) Improve basic skills in reading writing, computer usage and study skills; and (6) Meet the behavioral and academic expectations of college students.

Resource Notice

This resource was reviewed and vetted through the Designing Instruction for Career Pathways initiative of the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Vocational and Adult Education under Contract No. ED-CFO-10-A-0072/0001.