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Health Science | National Health Career Association Certification

Certification vs. Accreditation vs. Licensure: What’s the Difference in Health Care?

By: Chris Zook
December 13th, 2018

 Certification, accreditation, and licensure are all professional development opportunities for students and health care workers who want to improve their knowledge and skills in the health care industry.

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Health Science | High School

REVIEW: Project Lead the Way's Biomedical Science High School Courses

By: Bri Stauffer
November 8th, 2018

CTE health science programs are growing across the United States. As a result, there are more options for instructional materials than ever before. A popular choice for many health science classrooms is Project Lead the Way’s (PLTW) Biomedical Science program. This option can be the perfect fit for some classes, but not quite right for others. In this blog, we’ll review the biomedical science courses to help you decide if they’re the right fit for you and your students. But before we dive into the specifics of the courses, we’ll give a little background on Project Lead the Way!

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Keeping Students Engaged in CTE: Part 1

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Health Science | Career Exploration | Middle School

How to Teach Health Science Career Exploration in Middle School

By: Bri Stauffer
August 30th, 2018

Health science is one of the most popular CTE clusters in the United States. And while health science classes teach students how to perform specific skills, they don’t usually teach them how to choose a health care career! Because of this trend, instructors need to find ways to better incorporate health science career exploration in their lessons. Talking about health care careers is a key piece in your classroom, but there aren’t many resources out there appropriate to middle school students. To help give your students a clearer idea of their potential careers, we’ve put together a list of the five best lesson ideas for health science career exploration:

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Health Science

Top 6 Medical Coding and Billing Lesson Ideas for High School

By: Bri Stauffer
August 2nd, 2018

Knowledge of medical coding and billing is key for any health science student pursuing a career in medical documentation. Because of this, you need lessons to introduce these concepts, and activities to reinforce the information. Unfortunately, there aren’t many resources out there to teach medical coding and billing to high school students. To help you teach these important topics to your students, we’ve put together a list of lesson ideas! The six best medical coding and billing lessons are: Health insurance basics Duties related to patient health insurance The types of medical coding Claim forms Reimbursements & insurance payments Legal issue pertaining to insurance, coding, & billing   Let's dive in!

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Health Science | CNA Certification | nursing assistant lesson plans

The 6 Best Nursing Assistant Lesson Plan Ideas for High School

By: Bri Stauffer
May 10th, 2018

High school health science teachers are responsible for preparing the next generation of health care workers. With such an important goal, you need to plan and teach effective lessons - which is difficult if you don’t have a background in education. While you’re an expert with hands-on nursing skills, putting together nursing assistant lesson plans can be frustrating and time consuming. To help you better teach these important skills, we’ve put together a list of ideas to prepare your students for the workforce.

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Health Science | medical assistant

REVIEW: CTE Online's Medical Assistant Curriculum

By: Bri Stauffer
March 29th, 2018

Textbooks for introductory health science courses are easy to find for high school teachers. But when it comes to teaching a specialized course on medical assisting, finding the right instructional materials is a challenge. We often hear this from health science instructors across the United States. While most instructors tend to look for a textbook, other resources are out there!

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