Welcome to Allied Health at Feather River College
Feather River College Allied Health Department has a variety of classes and programs leading to employment in the health care field, and also to further advancement in nursing and emergency medical field.
The objectives of the Allied Health Program at Feather River College are:
The Student will:
- Articulate knowledge of health care concepts, including professional ethics, HIPPA compliance, medical terminology, client care, pharmacology (as dictated by Ca. state Law) and pathophysiology
- Demonstrate ability to manage electronic health records and databases,client charting, and health care reporting processes
- Model collaboration skills while working with clients and their families and all health care professionals
- Exhibit clinical knowledge, professionalism and skills suitable to gaining employment in the healthcare industry
- Possess knowledge and life skills necessary to provide safe, effective and efficient care, which enables the student to adapt to living and working in a multicultural environment and provide health maintenance and promotion in a global context
- Utilize critical thinking, problem-solving skills, and evidence-based strategies in effectively communicating and collaborating with others to promote and maintain optimal health in the chosen area of practice
- Pursue life-long learning to enrich personal and professional development; enjoy the benefits of inquiry and self-discovery, and embrace change in the fast-paced world of technological advances and health innovations.
Programs at Feather River College
The College has classes to become an Emergency Medical Technician, and Advanced Emergency Medical Technician.
The Certified Nurse Assistant and Home Health Aid courses allow the student to be eligible for employment in hospitals and skilled nursing facilities.
The Vocational Nursing Program at Feather River College is designed for students interested in a career in the field of nursing. Considering a three-step career ladder from the first step as a certified nursing assistant the student enters the vocational nursing program as the second step on the ladder. Students are prepared for immediate careers within the healthcare system upon certification or graduation. Students continue up the career ladder to registered nursing, take prerequisites for a registered nursing program and transfer to an appropriate school upon graduation. Students are provided with knowledge and clinical experience in all facets of basic nursing– patient care, administration of medication, and performance of nursing skills. Coursework includes pharmacology, medical and surgical nursing obstetrics and pediatric nursing – in order to assist them in making informed career and future educational decisions that will fulfill their goals. Students interact with physicians, nursing staff and other healthcare providers at local and regional hospitals where, under the supervision of the instructor, the students are provided with diverse hands-on educational and clinical experiences.
The Vocational Nursing Program offers a Certificate of Achievement or an Associate of Science Degree in Vocational Nursing. Following completion of the coursework the student is qualified to take the California State Board of Vocational Nursing License Examination (NCLEX-PN). Upon passing the examination the student applies of California licensure as a Licensed Vocational Nurse.
With the License in Vocational Nursing and completion of prerequisites the student is qualified to transfer to a registered nursing program at a community college for an Associate degree or a university for a bachelor’s degree program. Ask about Program Guides in the Career and Transfer Center for more information