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Nurses Aide

This Certificate of Completion program is designed to provide students with entry-level skills required for employment as a nurse aide in a long-term facility, an acute care facility or a home health care agency. Special needs of the geriatric population are emphasized. Students who successfully complete this certificate qualify to take the state certification written and skills exam to become certified. Satisfactory completion of these exams is required by Federal and State legislation to work as a Nurse Aide in Long Term Care facilities.

Instruction includes basic nursing assistant procedures, skills, restorative services, general household activities, patient care, safety, and emergency care. Students gain an understanding of the responsibilities involved in working with patients of all ages, in both wellness and illness, issues of mental health, patient rights, and patient/family interactions. Enrollment is limited to ten students per class. 150 hours of training required (60 lecture, 90 hours lab/clinical).

NURS 100

Prerequisite:   Qualified for Eng 21 or "C" or higher in Eng 18. 

Complete COMPASS Reading Placement Test, call 245-8212 for a testing appointment.This checklist will help you through the admission process.

This Certificate of Completion Program is NOT eligible for Title IV Financial Aids administered by the College.

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