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Health Science | National Healthcareer Association (NHA) | CBCS

What Is the NHA CBCS Certification? (Updated for 2021)

By: Kristin Savko
May 13th, 2021

As a health science curriculum developer, we work with thousands of teachers who need to prepare their students for industry certifications every year. Many of these teachers are looking for ways to expand their offerings beyond medical assisting and CNA certifications. One of the most popular options teachers consider when expanding their programs is the NHA Billing and Coding Specialist Certification (CBCS). But did you know the NHA updated the CBCS exam in 2021?  If you’re starting a new medical billing and coding program or are planning your courses for next school year, you need to know the latest certification details!

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HealthCenter21 | Sports Medicine

How to Teach Sports Medicine Courses with HealthCenter21

By: Adam Durst
May 6th, 2021

As a high school sports medicine instructor, it’s not easy to find curriculum resources that meet your course requirements and will prepare your students for their future careers.

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Keeping Students Engaged in CTE: Part 1

Do you struggle to keep your students engaged during your lessons?

Download this free eBook to learn the Do's & Dont's of Student Engagement.

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Health Science | Health Science Textbooks | Nurse Assisting

4 Best CNA Textbooks for CTE Health Science (Reviews)

By: John Krimmel
May 4th, 2021

Did your health science program just add a new certified nursing assistant course? Or are you looking to update your current CNA curriculum? If so, you need materials to help cover your standards, prepare students for CNA certification, and get them set for nursing assistant careers.

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Digital Curriculum | Health Science

Paxton Patterson vs HealthCenter21: Which Health Science Curriculum Is Right for You?

By: John Krimmel
April 29th, 2021

As a health science curriculum provider, we interact with thousands of health science teachers every year. 

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Business Education | High School

Entrepreneurship and Small Business Certification: What Is It & How Do You Prepare Students?

By: Alison Pijar
April 22nd, 2021

Many business education teachers are looking for new certification options to set their students up for success post-graduation. 

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Career and Technical Education (CTE) | CTE Teachers | Teacher Retention

Effective Health Science Teacher Retention Strategies from a Former Educator

By: Heather Thomas
April 20th, 2021

Have you ever had a health science instructor go back to the industry in the middle of the school year? Do you wish you could have better retention of your health science teachers? You’re not alone. An administrator in Texas recently told me that within the first two weeks of school every year, they’ll see a handful of health science instructors quit and go back to the industry. This is hugely disruptive to their students’ learning and often results in the administrator scrambling to cover the classes. Like this administrator, your new teachers are optimistic and excited about their new career path, and you want to help them have a good start to the year. But what can you do to make that happen?

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