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Nurse Aide

Program Description: The Nurse Aide Technical Certificate of Credit prepares students with classroom training and laboratory practice ;as well as, the clinical experiences necessary to care for patients in various settings including general medical and surgical hospitals, nursing care facilities, community care facilities for the elderly, and home health care services. Students who successfully complete the Nurse Aide Technical Certificate of Credit may be eligible to sit for the National Nurse Aide Assessment program (NNAAP) which determines competency to become enrolled in the State Nurse Aide registry.

Student Learning Outcomes:
•  Students will exhibit safe and effective client care through satisfactory technical skills performance in hand washing.

•  Students will exhibit safe and effective client care through satisfactory technical skills performance in measuring and recording blood pressure.

 

Cost of Program: Click Here.

Entrance Date: Beginning of each semester.

Entrance Requirements: Refer to Admissions criteria.

Age: Applicant must be 17 years of age or older.  Click for Entrance Score Requirements.

Education: A high school diploma or equivalent (GED) is not necessary for application or admission, but must be received prior to the awarding of this certificate. College transcripts will be evaluated on an individual basis. 

Advisor: A program advisor should be consulted prior to enrolling in any course. An advisor will be assigned by admissions.

Additional Requirements: American Heart Healthcare Provider CPR and First Aid Certification (Provided in NAST 1100), Physical Exam, Dental Exam, Drug Toxicology, and Criminal Background Check.

Program Final Exit Point: Nurse Aide, Technical Certificate of Credit.

Credits Required for Graduation: 13 minimum semester hour credits required for graduation

Note: Some credits from this program may be applied to a diploma program.  Those who have been arrested/convicted of a moral and/or legal violation of the law may not be allowed to complete the practicum requirements.  This could result in being withdrawn from the program.

* Upon successful completion of NAST 1100, Students may apply to the National Nurse Aide Assessment Program (NNAAP) which determines competency to be enrolled in the Georgia State Nurse Aide registry.

Curriculum

Credit Hours

 
1. Occupational Courses (13 hours)
  ALHS 1040 Introduction to Health Care 3
  ALHS 1060 Diet and Nutrition for Allied Health Sciences 2
  ALHS 1090 Medical Terminology for Allied Health Sciences 2
  NAST 1100 Nurse Aide Fundamentals 6
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