For nearly 10 years, Bri has focused on creating content to address the questions and concerns educators have about teaching classes, preparing students for certifications, and making the most of the AES curriculum system.
These standards represent skills and knowledge that any student should know in order to enter the health care field -- no matter whichhealth care pathwaythey pursue.
The standards are broken into 11 overarching areas called foundation standards:
Health Maintenance Practices
Information Technology in Healthcare
Each of the foundation standards are further broken into sub-areas that relate to specific skills and abilities all health care workers are expected to have.
Overall, these standards were created by NCHSE for three specific reasons.
First, clear expectations tell students what they need to learn to reach their future employment goals.
Second, teachers can create a consistent curriculum to prepare their students for the workforce.
Some states have clearly defined course standards for their CTE health science programs, making it a snap for teachers to lay out their syllabus.
Other instructors aren’t quite as lucky. Many states don’t have consistent course standards, which means those teachers are forced to figure out what students need to know and then build their curriculum from scratch.
Finally, the nation as a whole benefits from a more consistent healthcare experience. When students across the country are required to learn all of the same information, it leads to more consistency and a better prepared healthcare workforce.
In a nutshell, the National Health Science Standards benefit everyone!
But even if you plan your lessons according to the standards, how can you be sure your students have retained the knowledge?
That’s where the National Health Science Assessment comes in.