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Instruction is designed to provide specific educational experiences essential Health Services Assistantfor development of skills, knowledge and attitudes necessary for employment in existing and emerging health occupations.  Each student will develop an understanding and skills in basic nursing practice as it applies to the duties of a nurse’s aide.

  • Students enrolling in this program are required to have dependable transportation available on a daily basis in order to meet the clinical practice requirement.
  • Students must be 16 years of age or older.
    The program consists of:
  • A minimum of 75 hours of classroom/laboratory instruction.
  • 100 hours on-the-job clinical practice under the supervision of an RN or LPN.

Instruction includes procedures and directions in the following areas:

  • Food service
  • Charting
  • Basic preventative and restorative care
  • Basic observation safety techniques
  • Basic emergency first aid
  • Uncomplicated nursing procedures ie. Recording vital signs, weighing and measuring, etc.
  • Communication and mathematical skills
  • Interpersonal relationships
  • Teamwork
  • Ethical and legal responsibilities

During the course, students will have the opportunity to meet the requirements to pass exams to become certified in both CPR and as Nursing Assistants.

Is the Health Services Assitant Program at the ATS right for you?

  • Are you a hard worker?
  • Are you interested in learning more about the subject?
  • Do you have a GPA of at least 2.0 at your high school?
  • Do you have a good attendance record?
  • Do you have a desire to excel and be successful?

If so, see your High School Counselor as soon as possible to obtain an application to join us!

Tool Requirements/cost estimates:

Students will be required to purchase a gait belt, a uniform, white tennis shoes, and a watch with a second hand.  A complete list will be given to the student during the first week of classes.

Benefits of the program:

  • Learn what interests you!
  • Hands-on training!
  • Earn free college credit and high school credit at the same time!
  • Begin college degree while still in high school!
  • Graduate from High School with Career Skills that help you obtain a great job!
  • Earn a Certificate of Completion presented in a Career Portfolio!

Recommended High School Courses:

  • Health
  • General Science
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Keyboarding

These courses are not established as pre-requisites. Students that have been successful in any of these courses have historically demonstrated a higher degree of success in this program.

Successful program completion may lead to employment in:

  • Doctors’ offices
  • Nursing Homes
  • Home Health Agencies
  • Hospitals

Salary Data:

Average: $9.55/hour

Range:$7.91 - $12.10/hour

Where do our graduates go to work?

  • Cedars Health Care Center
  • Delmar Gardens
  • DeSoto Residential & Nursing Center
  • Festus Nursing Center
  • Fountainbleau Nursing Center
  • Hillcrest Nursing Center
  • Jefferson Memorial Hospital
  • St. Anthony’s Medical Center

Instructor:  Jacalyn R. Eberhart 

Title:  Instructor, RN/MSN 

Office #:  ATS 225

Phone Ext.:  3457

E-Mail Address:  This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

Work Experience and Special Recognition:

Jacalyn earned an Associate Degree in Nursing at Eastern Iowa Community College, a Bachelors of Science in Nursing at the University of Dubuque, and a Masters Science in Nursing at the University of Missouri St. Louis.  She has completed coursework at Southeast Missouri State University and Lindenwood University. 

Jacalyn was recognized in 2003-2004 as Outstanding Secondary Health Occupations Educator by the Missouri State Association of Health Occupations Educators.  Mrs. Eberhart received a Recognition Award at the Missouri State Association of Health Occupations Conference in July 2007 for her outstanding partnerships with area nursing homes providing sponsorship for health services students to attend National HOSA Conferences.

Mrs. Eberhart has over thirty years of experience in nursing.  She is a member of Sigma Theta Tau International, the American Nurses Association and the Missouri League of Nurses.  

For more information
    • Phone:  636-481-3498 or 636-797-3000, ext. 3498.
    • Or e-mail:   This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 08 January 2013 )
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