Nurse Assisting and Associated Health Careers

Skills and Compassion Build your Future Profession

One student wearing protective medical clothing helps another student, who is acting as a patient, transfer from a hospital bed into a wheelchair
Become a healthcare hero, honing the fundamentals of patient care for entry-level healthcare roles. Learn the human body’s intricacies through anatomy and physiology lessons. Ensure patients feel safe and comfortable as you perfect admissions, transfers and discharges. Train to assist with personal care needs of patients. Support the well-being of the elderly during supervised clinical experience.

What You Can Learn

Units of Study

  • Introduction Introduction to Health Occupations
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Nutrition
  • Legal and Ethical Concerns and Standards
  • Geriatric Personal Care
  • Vital Signs
  • Supervised Clinical Experience
  • Personal Health and Wellness
  • Lifting / Moving / Transporting
  • Emergency Care
  • Communication and Leadership
  • Career and Financial Management
  • Elimination
  • End of Life Care

What You Can Earn

Available High School Academic Credits
At district request, students may earn:
  • English
  • Science
  • Health
Licensing/Industry-Based Certifications
Students have opportunities to earn:
  • Red Cross First Aid/CPR/AED
  • NYS Nurse Aide Certification (through Prometric)
Work-Based Learning
Organizations that support this program:
  • Rochester Regional Health

Where You Can Go

Career Opportunities
Minimal Requirement Beyond CTE
  • Certified Nurse Assistant
  • Home Health Care Aide
Additional Education and/or Experience
  • Licensed Practical Nurse
  • Registered Nurse
  • Heath Service Administrator
Postsecondary Pathways
Articulation Agreements
  • Wayne-Finger Lakes BOCES
  • Genesee Valley Educational Partnership for Daemen
Dual Enrollment
  • Monroe Community College
    • Foundations of Personal Health and Wellness (HED130)
  • Nazareth College
    • Statistics for Scientists (MTH208)


Rachael Piccolo
Rachael Piccolo, RN, is our clinical coordinator and lead lab teacher. She has more than 25 years of experience at Monroe 2 BOCES as well as three years in long-term care. Rachael holds certifications in CTE education and Work-Based Learning and is also highly involved in SkillsUSA, holding a position as Chief Financial Officer and Membership Coordinator for New York State. 
Jamiela DiMora
Jamie Dimora, RN is our 2nd year theory teacher. She has 20 years of experience in a wide variety of nursing environments including operating room, urgent care, and long-term care.
Jessica Haefner
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Getting Started

Meet with your school counselor to discuss how Career & Technical Education at WEMOCO can benefit your career development. Your counselor can help you begin the enrollment process.