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Course Descriptions and Outlines:
This course introduces the concepts of basic needs and basic nursing skills in the long term care environment. Skills are taught in a simulated laboratory setting utilizing demonstration of skills and guided practice. Performance mastery of skills is emphasized. The student must successfully complete the theory portion of this class to participate in the clinical component. This course meets the Federal OBRA law and Minnesota Department of Health requirements for educating the Nursing Assistant. Upon completion of this class, the student will be eligible to complete the State Nursing Assistant Registry. This course is a Technology, Practical Nursing, and Associate Degree Nursing. (Prerequisites: Qualified for college level reading or concurrent enrollment in READ 0900). (4 C/2 lect, 1 lab, 1 clinical).
This 16-hour course is designed to be consistent with state guidelines for home-health aide/homemaker curriculum. It includes home care services, goals, and responsibilities for client's well being across the life span. Topics of nutrition, safety, basic care personal needs, confidentiality, reporting and recording practices, and home care needs for special populations are presented and discussed. (Prerequisites: NA 1500 or equivalent. May be taken concurrently with NA 1500 with advisor signature). (1 C/1 lect, 0 lab).
This course will give the student who has completed a 80-hour Nursing Assistant program the knowledge and skills necessary for employment in a hospital or other acute care setting. The student will be provided with classroom and laboratory experience which will aid in preparation to care for the acutely or chronically ill patient. Actual experience in the hospital setting will be provided during clinical. (Prerequisites: NA 1500 or equivalent, completion of or concurrent enrollment in BTEC 1610, ENGL 1117, PSYC 1611). (2 C).
This course will provide the Surgical Technologist with theory and lab experience necessary to work in a health care facility. The course will provide students the necessary skills to work with the elderly, the chronically ill, or acutely ill individual. Following successful completion of the theory and lab components, students will have a clinical experience in long-term care and in the hospital setting. (Prerequisites: Appropriate score on RCTC placement test or completion of appropriate develoment course (READ 0800) with a grade of C or better. CPR or concurrent enrollment in CPR).
This independent study allows students who have successfully completed a long-term care nursing assistant course to expand and adapt skills to practice in an acute care setting with specific emphasis on the surgical patient. (1 C).