Nurse Aide

Award: Career Studies

Occupational Objective: The Nurse Aide is capable of working under the supervision of a licensed nurse in caring for residents of a long term health care facility or to work under limited supervision in the home. In either situation, the Nurse Aide will use basic skills in observation, communication, reporting, and assisting in maintaining a safe, clean environment for the patient. This program includes training in the following areas:

1. Orientation

2. Social, emotional, and spiritual needs

3. Communications and interpersonal relationships

4. Anatomy and physiology

5. Personal care

6. Nutrition and patient feeding

7. Activity and exercise

8. Safety and infection control

9. Admission, transfer, and discharge

10. Observation, charting, and reporting

11. Death and dying

The program is structured within the following courses:

    lecture hours lab hours credits
NUR 25 Nursing Assistant 2 4 3
NUR 27 Nursing Assistant Advanced 2 3 3
NUR 98 Seminar and Project 2 2 3

Total Credits 9

Program Outcomes

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