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 Course Title:   Nursing Assistant Certified (NAC)

 Title Abbreviation:   NURS ASST CERTIFIED

 Department:    NURS

 Course #:    120

 Credits:    13

 Variable:     No

 IUs:    14

 CIP:    n/a

 EPC:    n/a

 REV:    2014


 Course Description  

Provides instruction in basic bedside nursing skills. This course is divided into three sections. Section One: Consists of CPR, bloodborne pathogens, HIV/AIDS, First Aid and Fundamentals of Care Giving. Students will receive a certificate for American Heart Healthcare Provider CPR, bloodborne pathogen training, Red Cross First Aid, disaster preparedness and the seven hour HIV/AIDS training certificate. Section Two: provides hands on practical experience in basic bedside nursing skills. The training program consists of the following: Fundamentals of Care Giving and bedside Nursing Assistant Care. Students receiving their NAC license are eligible for employment from a variety of health care facilities. Section Three: Exam Preparation is designed to help students take the nursing assistant certification in Washington State. The purpose of the Prep section is to provide hands on practical experience in basic bedside nursing skills and to learn test taking strategies. After successful completion of the NAC NURS 120 course, students are eligible to sit for the NAC exam.

 Prerequisite  

Background check and drug screen and department chair permission.

Additional Course Details

Contact Hours (based on 11 week quarter)

Lecture: 88

Lab: 44

Other: 0

Systems: 0

Clinical: 66


Intent: Distribution Requirement(s) Status:  

Vocational Preparatory Required for certificate  

Equivalencies At Other Institutions

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Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate basic technical skills which facilitate an optimal level of functioning for the patient, recognizing individual, cultural, and spiritual diversity.
  2. Demonstrate basic personal care skills.
  3. Demonstrate the ability to identify the psychosocial characteristics of all patients including persons with mental retardation, mental illness, dementia, Alzheimer's disease, and related disorders.
  4. Incorporate principles and skills of restorative nursing in providing nursing care.
  5. Demonstrate behavior which maintains and respects patients' rights and promotes patients' independence, regardless of race, religion, life-style, sexual orientation, disease process, or ability to pay.
  6. Respect patient's property, i.e. does not take patient/resident property for own or otherís use or benefit. Does not solicit, accept or borrow money or property from the patient/resident.
  7. Use communication skills effectively in order to function as a member of the nursing team.
  8. Use procedures and techniques to prevent the spread of microorganisms. Demonstrate the ability to identify and implement safety/emergency procedures.
  9. Demonstrate knowledge of, and is responsive to, the laws and regulations which affect his/her practice including, but not limited to the following:
    • Patient abuse and neglect; Patient complaint procedures;
    • Workers right to know; and the Uniform Disciplinary Laws.
  10. Demonstrate effective CPR.

General Education Learning Values & Outcomes

Revised August 2008 and affects outlines for 2008 year 1 and later.

1. Information Literacy

Definition: Recognizing when information is needed and have the ability to locate, evaluate, and use effectively the needed information.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
1.1 Determine the extent of information needed.
1.2 Access the needed information effectively, efficiently, ethically, and legally.

3. Communication

Definition: Understanding and producing effective written, spoken, visual, and non-verbal communication.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
3.1 Recognize, read, and comprehend academic and/or professional writing.
3.3 Demonstrate effective listening skills.

6. Individual Awareness & Responsibility

Definition: Understanding, managing, and taking responsibility for one’s learning and behavior in varied and changing environments.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
6.1 Identify ethical and healthy choices and apply these personally, socially, academically, and professionally.
6.2 Demonstrate standards of professionalism in manner, appearance, and setting appropriate to the context, including the classroom, workplace, and community.

Course Contents

  1. Basic technical skills which facilitate an optimal level of functioning.
  2. Identify individual, cultural, and spiritual diversity.
  3. Basic personal care skills.
  4. Psychosocial characteristics persons with mental retardation, mental illness, dementia, Alzheimer's disease, and related disorders.
  5. Principles and skills of restorative nursing in providing nursing care.
  6. Patientsí rights and promotes patients' independence, regardless of race, religion, life-style, sexual orientation, disease process, or ability to pay.
  7. Communication skills effectively as a member of the nursing team.
  8. Procedures and techniques to prevent the spread of microorganisms.
  9. Learn safety/emergency procedures.
  10. Patient abuse and neglect, patient complaint procedures, workers right to know, and the Uniform Disciplinary Laws.
  11. Effective CPR.