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Nursing Assistant

This curriculum includes classroom, lab, and clinical experience in a long-term care facility or hospital setting. Certified nursing assistants (CNAs) are prepared to provide one-on-one assistance with “activities of daily living” (ADLs), defined as dressing, bathing, walking, feeding, making beds, taking and recording vital signs, and other essential basic services. This care may be provided to hospital patients, care facility residents, or those requiring home healthcare. Day and evening classes are available.

Two healthcare workers on the job.

Career Opportunities

  • CNA
  • Home Health Aide
  • Healthcare Assistant
  • Patient Care Assistant
  • Nurse

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Suggested Degree Plan for Nursing Assistant
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NUA 101 Basic Nurse Assistant Details 6
This course provides theoretical and clinical foundation for skills needed to practice as a nursing assistant with introduction to nutrition, anatomy and physiology, and disease processes. Skills are included to prepare students to acquire and maintain employment. Course is required for the basic nursing assistant certificate. 5.5 lecture hours, 1 lab hour.
Prerequisites: Admission to the CNA program; concurrent enrollment in NUA 103
NUA 103 Nursing Assistant Practicum Details 1
Introduces the student to the clinical setting with supervised practice of basic patient care. The focus is on application of principles of patient care skills and developing competencies in the long-term care setting. Course is required for the CNA certificate. 0 lecture hours, 3 clinical hours.
Prerequisites: Admission to the CNA program; concurrent enrollment in NUA 101

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