The nurse aide certificate provides the student with entry-level skills required for employment as an aide in a long-term care facility, an acute care facility, or a home health care agency. Special needs of the geriatric population are emphasized. Students who successfully complete this certificate qualify to take the State Certification Examination. Instruction includes basic nursing assistant procedures, skills, restorative services, general household activities, patient care, safety and emergency care. Students gain an understanding of the responsibilities involved in working with patients of all ages, in both wellness and illness, and issues of mental health, patient rights and patient/family interactions. A minimum of 107 hours of training is required.
Students admitted to the Nurse Aide program must undergo a background check and maintain current CPR certification and professional liability insurance.
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NURA 101 Nurse Aide Healthcare Skills4 Credits
Fundamental skills of the nurse aide. Basic nursing skills, communication skills, restorative services, personal care skills, safety and emergency care covered. Includes knowledge and/or principles of asepsis, OSHA and HIPAA regulations. Ethical behaviors, cultural sensitivity, principles of mental health, patient/resident rights addressed.
NURA 170 Nurse Aide Clinical Experience1 Credit
Applies knowledge and skill gained in NURA 101 to patient care. Independent functioning within the nurse aide scope of practice in applying knowledge and skills gained in Nurse Aide Healthcare Skills. Enhanced communication, cultural competency, end of life care, critical thinking and organizational skills emphasized.
Prerequisites: NURA 101.