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North Rowan High School

Health Sciences Academy

North Rowan Student practicing nursing


Learn industry recognized health care skills with focuses available in general health sciences and nursing. . Students will be immersed in real-life scenarios using simulation mannequins that allow students to apply life-saving skills in practical situations. . Students can join the award-winning Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) and have the opportunity to become a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA).

Industry Credentials

  • CPR & First Aide
  • OSHA 10-hour Industry
  • NC Nurse Aide 1


The Health Sciences Academy prepares students to pursue health care careers based on their individual needs, aptitudes and their career development plan.


Health Team Relations

In this course students learn fundamentals that will enable them to function in their role as a health care worker. This course covers general healthcare topics including terminology, the history of health care, legal responsibilities, and ethics.

Health Science I

In this course students learn the basics of health care. Topics include human anatomy, physiology, human body diseases, disorders, and biomedical therapies.

Health Science II

In this intermediate course, students expand their understanding by studying financing and trends of health care agencies, fundamentals of wellness, legal and ethical issues, and concepts of teamwork. Students will also learn health care skills such as first aid and CPR.

Nursing Fundamentals

Nursing Fundamentals focuses on personal care and basic nursing skills following the Certified Nursing Assistant 1 curriculum (CNA 1). Students will learn CNA skills, practice them and become certified in them. During the course students will gain experience working at nursing homes and will complete forty plus hours of clinical practice.

Students in this course will be preparing for CNA 1 certification which requires both a written and skills test to qualify.

Note: This course takes two class periods.

Potential Certifications

  • CNA 1

How can I apply?

Any student may apply to NRHS Health Sciences Academy regardless of their current district.

For more information about joining our Health Sciences Academy, you should meet with a guidance counselor to determine if our academy aligns with your goals for high school and beyond.

The forms you need can be found here:

How to Transfer

Contact Us

North Rowan High School
300 N. Whitehead Ave.
Spencer, NC 28159
(704) 636-4420



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