Description of Activities: Course provides students with the theory and entry skills necessary to safely provide basic nursing assistant level care in a long-term care facility or home health care agency. Students learn the role and responsibilities of the nursing assistant and home health aide within the health care team, including patient and residents' rights, professionalism, communication skills, basic body structure and function, common disorders, rehabilitation and restorative care, infection control and safety , special care concerns, and basic patient care skills, including vital signs. The students will also complete a 6 hour on line Alzheimer's certification, CPR/AED, First Aid. Upon completion of classroom and skills practice, students participate in a clinical rotation at a skilled nursing facility, under the supervision of a registered nurse.
Upon successful completion of this course and successfully passing the MA state nurse aide competency examination, students are prepared to seek entry-level employment as a certified nurse assistant (C.N.A.) and home health aide.
Must be able to lift 50lbs, push/pull 25lbs, climb stairs, stoop and stand for long periods of time. Physician’s note is required if student is pregnant, or has existing medical condition, stating no restrictions.
Availability to work flexible hours, including nights, weekends Students will be required to sign a Hold Harmless document.