Instructor: Beth Murray
My name is Beth Murray. This will be my eighth year teaching at IVVC. I am a Registered Nurse with an Associates Degree in Nursing, graduating with Honors from College of Dupage. I have been a nurse for 16 years. I have worked as a Nurse Manager, Staff Nurse, and Registry RN. I am a dual credit instructor for Waubonsee Community College and am a CPR Instructor as well. I have always enjoyed educating families and patients, as well as staff. Getting to know students and watching them grow, master skills, and find their passion in healthcare is by far the most enjoyable part of teaching this class.
Grades: 11, 12
SIS #: 14002A002
Health Occupations is a stand-alone one year course.
Units of study - Infection control, safety, CPR, medical terminology, healthcare communication, legal issues/ethics, basic anatomy, nutrition in healthcare
Tasks you will complete -
Job Shadowing of various local healthcare facilities including hospital departments - OB, Med-Surg units, Diagnostic Imaging, Surgical, ER; dental offices; veterinary clinics, EMT ride alongs
Communicating effectively in a healthcare setting
Skills/abilities you need to be successful - work well in a team based atmosphere, active listening, effective communication skills, displays professionalism
Certification you may be eligible to receive upon successful completion -
Related careers - CNA, RN, Phlebotomist, Med Tech, Vet Tech, Dental Assistant, Dental Hygienist, Medical Assistant, Surgical Tech, Surgical Assistant, X-ray Tech, Occupational Therapy Assistant, Counselor, Social Worker, Physical Therapy Assistant, Massage Therapist, Dietary Aide, Respiratory Therapy, Pharmacy Tech
Dual Credit: WCC COM 125 - Communication Strategies for Health Careers (2 credits)
Articulated Credit: WCC HIT 105 - Medical Terms for Health Occupations (1 credit); KCC OS 216 - Medical Terminology (3 credits)
Mrs. Murray can be reached at (815) 786-9873, extension 237 or via email at BMurray@ivvc.net.