Pre-Nursing Curriculum (College Bridge)
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.
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.