Nurse Aide Program

1 Month – Total Clock Hours: 120

2022-2023 Tuitions Fees: $1,350

Admission Requirements

Application Fee, Application for Admission, Enrollment Agreement, High School Diploma or GED, Criminal Record Check, Child Abuse Clearance.

Program Overview

This course is for anyone wanting to work as a certified nurse aide. The course includes 40 hours of classroom instruction and 80 hours of laboratory/clinical experience. After successful completion, students have the opportunity to take the nurse aide certification exam. Students must have Act 14 clearance, physical, and 2‐step PPD test prior to enrollment.

Maximum # of Students Per Class:  20

Start dates: September 7th & November 1st, 2022 for day programs (4 days per week). Please check with Nurse Aide Coordinator (smbrungart@cpi.edu) and review the Program Enrollment Agreement for specific start dates.

Entry-Level Career Opportunities:

  • Certified Nurse Aide
  • Direct Care Worker
  • Home Health Aide
  • Personal Care Aide

Courses In This Program Include:

Course Descriptions

NAH-102 – Introduction to Heath Care
In Introduction to Heath Care, students are introduced to the role and function of a nurse aide, communication skills, infection control, safety/emergency, client’s rights, and client’s independence. This section will help to give students a better understanding of some health care terms, job duties of a nurse aide, and a better understanding of a client. In the role and function unit, students are taught what is expected of nurse aides, different employment options, and Act 13/Act 14. Students then are taught about communication skills, effective communication, and cultural diversity, as well as talks about infection control, the importance of hand washing, and personal protective equipment. Safety and emergency are taught while the instructor teaches students proper body mechanics, safety for clients, and disaster procedures. The instructor also teaches a client’s rights and independence. Students are taught to demonstrate behavior that maintains a client’s rights and to promote a client’s independence that prevent abuse.
(17.5 Lecture Hours – 24.5 Lab Hours)

NAP-104 – Basic Nursing and Personal Care Skills
Basic Nursing and Personal Care Skills contains information on nutrition, identifying and reporting conditions of the body systems, a client’s environment, personal care, and care for a client in death and dying. Students are taught how about modified diets for client’s, how to document meal completion, and practice feeding a client. Students are taught to identify and report abnormal signs and symptoms of common diseases and conditions of the body systems. A client’s environment teaches students to keep the environment safe, report unsafe conditions, and reporting anything to keep a client’s environment safe. The personal care unit is where students learn about bathing, nail care, catheter care, and how to accurately measure and record. The student is also taught how to deal and care for a client who is dying, along with teaching about postmortem care.
(14 Lecture Hours – 38.5 Lab Hours)

NAR-112 – Restorative Care
Restorative Care discusses the principles of restorative care. Restorative care helps clients to assist in bowel and bladder training, assist in activities of daily living, proper use of assistive devices, and assist with passive/active range of motion. Students are taught the importance of restorative care and how to assist clients with proper techniques. (3.5 Lecture Hours – 9 Lab Hours)

NAB-116 – Behavioral Health and Social Service Needs
Behavioral Health and Social Service Needs teaches students about the psychosocial effects of aging and the disease process. This unit teaches students how to interact and promote care for a client who may have some behavioral health diagnoses or social service needs. (3 Lecture Hours – 4 Lab Hours)

NAC-140 – Care of Cognitively Impaired Clients
Care of Cognitively Impaired Clients discusses principles of validation therapy and other intervention strategies. In this section students are taught to demonstrate intervention strategies and to report changes in a client’s condition or normal functions. (2 Lecture Hours – 4 Lab Hours)

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