HLTH1402 Nursing Assistant

Course Description

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The student will be introduced to concepts of basic human needs for a variety of populations with emphasis on the geriatric population. The student will also be introduced to safe environment, emergency measures and basic nursing skills. Skills are performed in a supervised laboratory and in the clinical setting. This course is intended to prepare students for employment as Nursing Assistants. The Federal and State OBRA laws and Minnesota Department of Health requirements are met in this course.

Student Learning Outcomes

  • The student will be able to summarize acceptable behavior which complies with the Resident Bill of Rights, Vulnerable Adult Act, ethics and etiquette.
  • The student will be able to demonstrate effective communication and observation skills through conversation, active listening and gathering of facts related to residents care.
  • The student will be able to recognize and demonstrate appropriate resident unit order to meet safety needs of the resident and staff.
  • The student will be able to examine the importance of adequate food and fluid balance with elimination.
  • The student will demonstrate safe care of the resident when meeting their basics needs during activities of daily living (ADLs) which will include special populations.


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3 credits: 1 lecture / presentation, 2 lab, 0 other