Course Map

Nursing Assistants

Julie Hatch

(Revised May 2006)

Month

Content

Learning Activity

Assessment

August-

September

  • Inductions to Health care agencies
  • The nursing assistant
  • Communicating
  •  Understanding the person
  • Body Structure and function
  • Care of the older person 
  • Preventing infections
  • Measuring Vital Signs

 

 

  • Classroom discussion
  • Videos
  • Practice skills
  • communication game
  • Workbook

 

  • Tests
  • Skills demonstration
  • Vital signs paper

October

  • Safety
  • Emergency Care
  • Body Mechanics
  • Exercise
  • Rehabilitation
  • The persons unit
  • Bedmaking
  • Personal hygiene
  • Personal Grooming
  • Classroom discussion
  • Speakers
  • Practice skills
  • Videos
  • Workbook
  • Skills demonstration
  • Test
  • CPR certification
  • First Aid certification

 

 

November

  • Nutrition and Fluids
  • Urinary Elimination
  • Bowel Elimination]
  • Wound care
  • Oxygen Needs
  • Common Health problems

 

 

  • Classroom discussion
  • Practice skills
  • Videos
  • Workbook
  • 20 hours of clinical

 

 

  • Clinical notebook
  • Test
  • Skills demonstration
  • Disease presentation

 

December

  • Developmental Disabilities
  • Mental Health problems
  • Confusion and dementia
  • The dying person

 

 

  • Class room discussion
  • Video
  • Role playing
  • Workbook
  • Skills practice
  • Workbook
  • Test
  •  
  • Skills demonstration
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January

  • CNA certification requirements
  • Review of skills
  • Review of curriculum
  • Practice skills
  • Review game
  • Practice on-line test

 

 

  • State written test
  • State skills test

 

2nd semester is a repeat of first semester