A high school nursing program can be a program of courses that prepares students to apply to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) programs or a Certified Nursing Assistant program taught at a high school. High school nursing programs that prepare students for the BSN degree place an emphasis on science, humanities and math.
In addition to coursework in science and math, BSN programs, such as the one offered by the University of Wyoming, encourage students to take classes in public speaking and English communication. Students should also take a high school nursing class if one is offered.
Some schools, such as Danbury High School in Connecticut, offer a 1-year program that allows students to become Certified Nursing Assistants. Students learn about topics such as patient safety, body mechanics and infection control.