NURSING ASSISTANT (NA)
125 Clock Hours – 5.5 Weeks
The Nursing Assistant program prepares students to provide high-quality care to patients under the supervision of a registered nurse in a hospital or health care institution. Graduates of the program are prepared to sit for the State Exam and obtain Certification as a Nursing Assistant.
The program provides 125 hours of training to students in all of the relevant aspects of long term patient care under the supervision of a Registered Nurse, including fundamentals of healthcare systems and health occupations; legal and ethics; resident rights; vital signs; anatomy and physiology; medical terminology; infection control; safety and security procedures; patient plan of care; charts and forms; personal patient care skills; nutrition; family interactions; cultural diversity; child development; geriatric care; death and dying; mechanical lifts, comfort and assistive devices; impaired patients, Alzheimer’s and other mental disorders; biological, phyco-social care and restorative care; psychological care; hospital functions specific to nurse assisting, CPR and First Aid; HIV/AIDS, Blood Borne Pathogens and OSHA. Students demonstrate their skills in a 40-hour clinical practice at a nursing home or long-term care facility. After completion students are prepared to take the state examination and become a Certified Nursing Assistant.