You’ve been searching for a career that provides you with stability and the opportunity to make a difference. You have a passion for helping others and making an impact on your community. If this describes you, a career in allied health may be the calling you have been waiting for.
Whether you’ve just graduated high school or are looking to make a career change, it is never too late to explore the world of serving the community as a healthcare professional. In this article, we’ll take a closer look at the careers available in this growing field and help you find the Texas Health School program that will lead you on your path towards success.
Find your Calling—Embark on a Career in Nursing/Allied Health
As society becomes more health-conscious and our population ages, the demand for high-quality healthcare professionals is increasing. At Texas Health School, we are fully prepared to help you meet this growing demand. But before you get started, it’s important to find a program that aligns with your interests and fits your schedule. We believe that the right program should speak to you, inspire you, and help you reach your full potential.
We offer the following certificate and degree programs that will prepare you for licensure/certification and employment as a nursing professional or an entry-level allied healthcare professional:
Licensed Vocational Nursing to Associate of Applied Science in Nursing (LVN-to-ADN) Program
If you’re a vocational nurse who’s ready to take the next step in your career, we’re here to help you become a Registered Nurse. Our LVN-to-ADN program is designed exclusively for currently licensed LVNs, like you. It’s a transitional pre-licensure program that spans 64 weeks, divided into eight, 8-week sessions. When you successfully complete our program, you’ll earn an Associate of Applied Science in Nursing degree. Even better, you’ll be eligible to sit for the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN®) for licensure as a Registered Nurse in the State of Texas.
Upon licensure as a RN, you will be responsible for several critical and ongoing tasks that include but are not limited to:
- Providing safe and effective care in keeping with regulations, policies, and procedures outlined in the Texas Nursing Practice Act.
- Seamless and effective coordination, collaboration, and communication with patients and their families, as well as other healthcare professionals.
- Evaluation and reporting of patient diagnosis and treatment outcomes, as well as responding to therapeutic interventions and benchmarking them against evidence-based practice.
- Advocating for patients and their families, guiding them to utilize relevant resources available within the healthcare system.
Vocational Nursing (VN)
Vocational Nursing offers an exciting career opportunity for individuals who enjoy working in fast-paced environments and want to provide hands-on care to patients. Our VN program provides comprehensive knowledge of nursing that will equip you to work collaboratively with other professionals in a variety of healthcare settings. The program can also open up various opportunities for growth and career advancement, including pursuing higher nursing roles such as becoming a Registered Nurse.
As a VN, you will be responsible for
- Providing basic patient care, such as bathing, dressing, and feeding
- Performing medical tests
- Monitoring vital signs
- Providing wound care
- Performing laboratory tests
- Communicating with patients, families, and other healthcare professionals
Medical Assistant is a great career choice for individuals who enjoy patient care, multitasking, and crave diversity in their workday. As a medical assistant, you learn how to complete administrative tasks that are essential for the smooth operation of doctors’ offices, clinics, and hospitals. You will also have a crucial role in assisting doctors, nurses, and other medical professionals with office procedures. This career offers the perfect blend of administrative and clinical tasks, making it an ideal fit for the growth and development of your career in allied health.
As a Medical Assistant, you will be responsible for:
- Scheduling, EHR data entry, and insurance billing and coding
- Assisting with basic surgical procedures and the sterilization of surgical equipment
- Recording vital signs and performing electrocardiograms
- Performing venipuncture and clinical lab procedures
- Applying pharmacology knowledge for prescription and medication management
Do you want to unlock your potential to heal, soothe, and rejuvenate with the power of massage therapy? Our program prepares you for licensure as a massage therapist by teaching you the latest techniques for alleviating pain, reducing stress, and enhancing the overall well-being of your clients. You will learn the clinical and administrative skills needed to work in private practice or collaboratively in settings such as spas, clinics, and hospitals.
As a Massage Therapist, you will be responsible for:
- Providing massages to patients for a variety of durations
- Using appropriate massage techniques to treat chronic pain and injuries.
- Manipulating muscles and soft tissue in a therapeutic manner
- Explaining various aspects of medical massage to patients
- Collaborating with other medical professionals to promote healing in patients.
Are you eager to explore a career in nursing but are unsure if it is the right career for you? Our nurse aide program might be the opportunity you’ve been searching for. Our comprehensive program will equip you with the skills needed to offer direct patient care and assist nurses in various healthcare environments. In just a few short months, you can see yourself making a positive impact on patients’ lives while gaining an immersive glimpse into the nursing profession.
As a Nurse Aide, you will be responsible for:
- Assisting patients with daily activities, such as bathing, grooming, and dressing
- Assisting patients with toileting, oral care, and perineal care
- Assisting patients with hands, feet, and nail care
- Observing and documenting vital signs
- Assisting patients with mobility and walking
- Helping patients perform range-of-motion exercises.
Are you interested in starting your career in allied healthcare but want to gain experience before committing to a lengthy program? Our Medication Aide program prepares you for licensure and entry-level employment in medical facilities in as little as nine weeks. As a medication aide, you will have direct patient contact and learn how to safely manage, store, and administer medications under the supervision of medical professionals. It is an excellent choice if you want to make a difference in the lives of others while also having the flexibility to pursue other opportunities in the healthcare field.
As a Medication Aide, you will be responsible for:
- Storing, handling, and safeguarding medications
- Safely preparing and administering medications to patients
- Recognizing drug reactions and side effects of medications
- Reading and understanding reference materials for medications
- Documenting medications in patients’ clinical records
Experience the Texas Health School Difference
At Texas Health School, we believe in “Caring For Others”. We are eager to educate the next generation of allied healthcare professionals who share our vision. An education in allied health isn’t just an opportunity to improve your own life; it is the opportunity to contribute to the overall well-being of your community. For more information about our allied healthcare programs, give us a call at 713-932-9333 or connect with us online.