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Nurse Assisting

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Career pathways span secondary and postsecondary education, align to employer needs and careers, and provide high-quality education, training, and support services for youth and adults.

In Delaware, career pathways begin in the public education system (K-12) through Career and Technical Education (CTE) pathways offered in charter, comprehensive, and technical school districts. These pathways continue through adult education, occupational training programs, and postsecondary programs that are administered by partnering state agencies, institutions of higher education, and other service providers.

Nurse Assisting

The Nurse Assisting program of study is a three (3) course Career & Technical Education (CTE) instruction program that engages students in a comprehensive approach where they study topics such as medical terminology and human anatomy and physiology. Through exploration of the National Health Science Standards, students will acquire important skills necessary for healthcare professionals such as medical mathematics, communication, safety practices, legal responsibilities, and teamwork. In addition, students will develop technical skills such as providing personal care of the resident while taking care of their environmental needs and psychosocial needs.

Sequence of Courses:

Fundamentals of Health
Essentials of Anatomy
and Physiology
Certified Nurse Assisting

Early College Credit/Credentials:

American Heart Association
CPR / First Aid
Up to 9 college credits
at Delaware Technical
Community College

Work-Based Learning:

Job Shadowing
Mock Interviews
Resume Workshops

Bachelor’s Degree

Average Salary:

Common Positions:
Nurse Practitioners

Associates Degree

Average Salary:

Common Positions:
Registered Nurses


Average Salary:

Common Positions:
Administrative Medical Assistants Clinical Medical Assistants

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Bilingual employees are compensated with a language differential of 5-20% more per hour than the base rate of a monolingual employee


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Student pathway Testimonials

Beatriz Ramirez , Student at William Penn

“Now I know what I want to do with my life, thanks to the focus on careers at William Penn. At first, I picked culinary arts because I didn’t know what else to do. But I fell in love with it!”