Home Health Aide

Credits: 1

Prerequisite: Provide proof of successfully completing a state-approved nursing assistant training program, have taken and passed the NNAAP Examination (both Written (or Oral) Examination and the Skills Evaluation), and are on the Minnesota Nursing Assistant Registry.

Co-Requisite: None

This course introduces students to work as home health aides or homemakers for agencies providing home care.  Students will explore the philosophy of home care, the importance of family dynamics, working with children, working with and understanding persons with special needs, medication issues, providing a clean and safe environment, and managing time, energy, and resources. Upon successful completion of a Nursing Assistant course/clinical, the candidate is eligible to take the Minnesota Competency Evaluation for Nursing Assistants and Home Health Aide. Individuals successfully completing this examination are placed on the Minnesota Nursing Assistant Registry.

Transfer Curriculum Goal(s): none