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CNA 125A Nursing Assistant Advanced Placement
Credit Hours:  8
Effective Term: Fall 2017
SUN#: None
AGEC: None
Credit Breakdown: 7 Lectures 3 Labs
Times for Credit: 1
Grading Option: A, B, C, D, F

Description: Entry-level nursing skills, supervised clinical experience, and basic anatomy, physiology, nutrition, and medical terminology pertinent to nursing assistants in nursing homes or hospitals. This course is specifically for qualified healthcare workers who want to earn the additional certification and gain entry into a nursing program. A certificate of completion will be issued when all requirements have been met. The student is then eligible to sit for the nursing assistant certification examination and to take the practical examination. Prerequisites: HS diploma or GED, Registration Packet completed, Healthcare Provider Level CPR, MAT082 or appropriate test score, and RDG100.

Specific admission criteria include:
1. At least one (1) year full-time employment in the direct provision of health care within five (5) years OR successful completion of course work that includes direct patient care experiences in allied health, medicine, or nursing in the past five (5) years.
2. Meeting the same course outcomes as the traditional course by taking all examinations and completing all skills demonstrations.
2. Successful completion of all clinical objectives during a 16-hour clinical rotation, under direct supervision and observation of a qualified RN instructor, in a long-term care facility.

(NOT for catalog description: See NOTES field for details on program delivery.)

Prerequisites: HS diploma or GED, Registration Packet must be completed, Healthcare Provider Level CPR, MAT082 or appropriate test score, and RDG100. Students who will qualify for this program must meet one (1) of the following criteria:
1. Must have actively worked full-time in the provision of direct patient care for at least a period of one (1) year within the last five (5) years.
2. Must have completed course work that included direct patient care experiences in allied health, medicine, and nursing in the past five (5) years.

Corequisites: None

Recommendations: None

Measurable Student Learning Outcomes
1. (Comprehension Level) Discuss the role and career opportunities for the Nursing Assistant, consumer rights and responsibilities in health care, and ethical and legal issues affecting the Nursing Assistant.
2. (Comprehension Level) Describe the expanded role of the Nursing Assistant in rehabilitation and restorative services, obstetrical and neonate clients, pediatric clients, and related special procedures.
3. (Application Level) Demonstrate communication and interpersonal skills including observation, relating to clients, reporting, documentation, and nursing team member skills.
4. (Application Level) Apply knowledge of anatomy & physiology, medical terminology, body organization, common disorders and diseases, and related care procedures for all body systems.
5. (Application Level) Demonstrate basic nursing skills including vital signs, height and weight, and bed making.
6. (Application Level) Demonstrate personal care skills including client bathing and general comfort measures.
7. (Application Level) Demonstrate special care procedures including warm and cold applications, assisting with physical examinations, care of surgical clients, care of emotionally stressed and dying clients.
8. (Application Level) Demonstrate safety, body mechanics, and mobility including environment safety, nursing assistant safety, client safety and positioning, transfer skills and client ambulation.
9. (Application Level) Demonstrate medical asepsis and infection control.
10. (Application Level) Demonstrate care of the elderly, chronically ill, subacute client, and the cognitively impaired client.
11. (Comprehension Level) Explain individual client's need for independence and methods to accomplish this in daily care.
12. (Comprehension Level) Explain individual client needs including age-specific mental health and social service needs.
13. (Comprehension Level) Explain the client's rights such as right to confidentiality, right to privacy, and right to be free from abuse, mistreatment, and neglect.
14. (Comprehension Level) Explain the right to report abuse, mistreatment, and neglect to appropriate staff.
15. (Comprehension Level) Explain appropriate responses to basic emergencies. (Prerequisite is Healthcare Provider Level CPR.)
16. (Comprehension Level) Explain nutritional needs and diet modifications for various medical conditions.
17. (Application Level) Demonstrate admission, transfer, and discharge procedures of clients.
Internal/External Standards Accreditation
The students will demonstrate the skills required for effective Nursing Assistant responsibilities for clients under supervision of an instructor in the classroom and at the client sites.

The Arizona State Board of Nursing has established standardized competencies to meet the various roles of the Nursing Assistant and has approved this course.

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