Nursing Assistant (Certificate)

Certificate Description 

Basic concepts common to all members of the health team in acute and long-term care settings. Basic principles of communication, nutrition, emergency care, medical terminology, environmental safety and comfort, and ethical/legal aspects of health care.  Basic nursing skills based upon fundamental nursing concepts in giving individualized client care. To provide students with the necessary clinical time required for application for state certification as a Certified Nursing Assistant. Students will practice basic concepts common to all members of the health team in acute and long-term care settings which include basic principles of communication, nutrition, emergency care, medical terminology, environmental safety and comfort, ethical/legal aspects of health care, basic nursing skills based upon fundamental nursing concepts in giving individualized client care.

 

Certificate Requirements: 8 credits

Course

Course Title

Hours

AHS 131 

Medical Terminology 

3

NUR 110

Nursing Assistant I

4

NUR 111

Nursing Assistant Clinical

1

Goals

Prepare the nursing assistant student to take the written and skills examination given by the Arizona State Board of Nursing to become a certified and / or licensed nursing assistant.  Graduates will have the knowledge and skills necessary to obtain employment as a nursing assistant.

Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, student will:

  1. be prepared to take the certified nursing assistant exam.
  2. utilize medical terminology appropriately.
  3. apply their understanding of patient rights.
  4. demonstrate scope of practice as a nursing assistant.