This 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 (CNA) and home health aide.
Diverse men and women ages 18 and above, from various economic, cultural and educational backgrounds
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