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Nurse Aide Career Studies Certificate

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Length: 9 Credits

To train persons for full-time employment as nursing assistants. This short term program is intended to give graduates full proficiency in the skills required to assist with nursing care in nursing homes, hospitals, and supervised home care situations.

Occupational Objectives
Nurse Aide, Home Health Aide.

Admission Requirements
Applicants must meet the general admission requirements of the college.

Program Requirements
Students must earn a C or better in all courses to be awarded the Career Studies Nurse Aide Certificate. Advanced standing may be granted to those with prior experience and/or training who exhibit knowledge and skills in fundamentals of patient care.

Clinical Contracts
Individual contracts are in effect with each affiliate clinical agency. These contracts differ in their requirements for students. The general stipulations are as follows:

  • Clinical agencies reserve the right to dismiss a student from their agency at any time, with due cause. This will be done with advance notice except in an emergency.
  • Proper uniform must be worn.
  • Published policies of the facility must be adhered to.
  • Immunizations must be current.
  • Students shall release the facility, its agents, and its employees from liability for any injury or death to the student or damage to the student’s property arising out of agreement or use of facility.
  • Students are financially responsible for any medical care they require while in the clinical setting.
  • Students are financially responsible for criminal background checks required by some clinical agencies.

Contracts for each agency are available in the nursing office, and may be reviewed by students upon request.

Nurse Aide Curriculum
# Title Lecture Lab Credit
NUR 27 Nurse Aide I 2 4 3
NUR 29 Home Health Aide 2 3 3
Approved Career Elective * 3 0 3
Total 7 7 9

Total Minimum Credits: 9

* Approved Career Electives
BIO 141, CST 100, ENG 111, HLT 116, HLT 143, HLT 215, HLT 230, ITE 100, ITE 115, ITE 119, MDA 207, MDL 105, NAS 150, NUR 31, NUR 120, PNE 155, SDV 106

This page was last modified on November 4, 2014. If you are looking for previous catalog information, please reference the 2008-2010 Catalog, 2010-2012 Catalog, 2013-2014 Catalog, or 2014-2015 Catalog.

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