Health-Nursing Careers

  • Nursing students practice taking blood pressure readings on each other.Engage in off-site medical care explorations at local health facilities.
  • Prepare for a professional health career with high growth and high paying opportunities.
  • Perform a variety of nursing skills that include making a hospital bed, transferring a patient from the bed to a wheelchair, and taking vital signs.
  • Explore the subjects of anatomy and physiology, medical terminology, communication skills, and work ethics skills.

A nursing student demonstrates proper protective gear by wearing a face mask, a gown, and gloves. 

Job Titles – Career Pathways
29-2051  Dietetic Technicians
31-1011   Home Health Aides
31-1014   Nursing Assistant w/o clinical
31-9097  Phlebotomists
39-9021  Personal and Home Care Aides


 Two nursing students dress a mannequin while practicing nursing skills. 

CTC knowledge transfers to college credits at:
Berks Technical Institute
Commonwealth Technical Institute
Harcum College
Keystone Technical Institute
Lackawanna College
Lincoln Technical Institute
McCann’s School of Business
Mercyhurst University
Pennsylvania College of Technology
Pennsylvania Institute of Technology

Student Certifications
NOCTI – National Occupational Competency Testing Institute Certification
* Health Assisting
BLS Healthcare Provider
Heartsaver First Aid
OSHA – Healthcare Certification

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➤ For more detailed information about this program, including the grading policy, task list, etc., please refer to the course syllabus.

Ms. Bowers, Health–Nursing Careers instructorInstructor – Mrs. Alice K. Bowers

I am a United States Air Force Veteran – having served for five years. I am a graduate of Alvernia University with a Bachelors of Science Degree in Nursing. I have been teaching Health Careers to students at RMCTC for over 14 years, and I enjoy working with the students and sharing my knowledge of nursing practice.

Bachelors of Science in Nursing, Alvernia University
Vocational Education I Teaching Certification, Temple University
Vocational Education II Teaching Certification, Temple University

Certifications and Awards
RN License, Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing
Teach the Educator, 2004
Nurse Aide Program Instructor, 2004 to 2013
American Heart Association HealthCare Provider CPR/AED
American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) Instructor

Work Experience
Family practice RN 1996-1997
Berks Heim 1997–2004

Hire Date: 2004

Community Service
CTSO Advisor – Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) Pioneer Chapter
Opportunity House
Salvation Army
RACC LPN Graduation
Heritage Festival – Berks County Parks

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It is the policy of RMCTC not to discriminate on the basis of gender, disability, race, color, and national origin
in its educational and vocational programs, activities, or employment as required by Title IX, Section 504 and Title VI.
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