This course will introduce concepts of basic human needs, health/illness continuum and basic nursing skills along with providing the clinical experience working with patients. Theory, lab and clinical aspects of the nursing assistant including skills demonstrations, practice in a supervised laboratory setting, and orientation to clinical setting will be discussed. Students will also be provided knowledge to administer First Aid for medical, injury, environmental emergencies, infection control principles, Right to Know and body mechanics for the workplace.
This course includes 24 hours of clinical care of selected adult patients in a long-term care setting. Upon successful completion of this course and Nursing Assistant Clinical, the candidate is eligible to take the Minnesota Competency Evaluation for Nursing Assistants. Individuals successfully completing this examination are placed on the Minnesota Nursing Assistant Registry. American Heart Association Basic Life Support for Health Care Provider certification is also provided.