DESCRIPTION OF SUBJECTS
NURA 101 Introduction to Long-Term Care
** (Must be completed prior to any direct patient contact)
Lecture Hours 16, Lab Hours 0, Total Clock Hours 16
This course focuses on preparing entry –level nurse aides to achieve a level of knowledge, skills, and abilities essential to provide basic care to residents of long- term care facilities. Student will learn role of the nurse aide, emergency measures, infection, residents’ right, independence, communication and interpersonal skills.
NURA 102 Personal Care Skills: Prerequisite: NURA 101
Lecture Hours 10, Lab Hours 6, Externship 0, Total Clock Hours 16
This course focuses on the structures and functions of the human body. Students will be required to identify the structure and function of the major body systems and discuss the correction among body systems to maintain homeostasis. In addition students will learn and demonstrate proper body mechanics, hygiene, and grooming for patients and nutrition, hydration, and elimination needs of patients.
NURA 103 Basic Nursing Skills. Prerequisite: NURA 101
Lecture Hours 8, Lab Hours 6, Externship Hours 0, Total Clock Hours 14
Student will learn basic nursing, including vital signs, recognizing emergency needs, CPR, observing and reporting, charting, admission transfer and discharge of patients, coping skills related to death and dying.
NURA 104 Restorative Services. Prerequisite: NURA 101
Lecture Hours 8, Lab Hours 6, Externship 0, Total Clock Hours 14
This course is a health-related, work-based learning experience. Students will be able to apply specialized occupational theory, skills, and concepts that help patients reach their highest level of functioning possible. Direct supervision is provided by the clinical professional.
NURA 105 Mental Health and Social Services Needs. Prerequisite: NURA 101
Lecture Hours 5, Lab Hours 0, Externship 0, Total Clock Hours 5
This course focuses on conflict resolution and technologies. Discussion of Maslow’s Hierarchy of needs and how to address inappropriate behaviors in residents. Students will learn about psychological needs of residents, culture change and behavior management.
NURA 106 Social Skills: Prerequisite: NURA 101
Lecture Hours 4, Lab Hours 0, Externship 0, Total Clock Hours 4
This course focuses on the skills necessary to respond to coworkers, patients, and supervisors in professional manner. Students learn to maintain professional behaviors as listed in the course syllabus
NURA 107 Clinical Nurse Aide Practice. Prerequisite NURA 101 thru 106
Lecture Hours 0, Lab Hours 0, Externship 40, Total Clock Hours 40
This course is the final stage and student will apply their skills while working in direct contact with patients in a clinical setting. All skills taught in theory and practice will be demonstrated for successful completion of the Nurse Aide Program. Direct supervision provided by the clinical professional at a Long-term care facility.
WHAT DO NURSE AIDES DO?
Nurse Aides are responsible for providing basic care to patients. “Basic care” refers to some of the daily needs and activities that patients may need extra assistance in doing. In a typical day in this career, you might be expected to complete the following tasks:
Help patients with basic needs such as:
- getting dressed and grooming
- walking or getting around in a wheelchair
- moving between beds, chairs, and wheelchairs
- eating and needs around meal times
- daily cleaning, bathing, and using the bathroom