This course is designed to prepare students for the American Red Cross Certified Nursing Assistant Training Program. Each week there is a topic to learn and a skill to practice. The duration of this course is 225 hours over 18 weeks. Topics covered include: (1) Introduction to the nursing assistant job and their role in the health care team; (2) Working in long-term care; (3) Patient rights; (4) Understanding people; (5) Communication; (6) Controlling germs; (7) Keeping people safe; (8) Language of care: the patient’s care plan; (9) Measuring vital signs; (10) Personal care; (11) Elimination; (12) Alzheimer and HIV/AIDS; (13) Specific illnesses and caring for personal surroundings; (14) Nutrition; (15) Admitting and discharging procedures; (16) Restorative care; and (17) End of life.
This curriculum provides students an entry to the Health Sciences career pathway.