This course teaches students basic skills in the area of personal needs and develops the specialized skills required for patient comfort. After learning applied theory in the classroom, students practice nursing skills in the clinical laboratory in actual roleplaying situations. Students then transfer their knowledge to the work environment, where they spend six weeks (100 clinical hours) gaining valuable experience. Once students complete the class, they are eligible to take the written and performance tests offered by New York State Department of Health to become a Certified Nurse Assistant.
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All basic nursing skills involved in the basic care, support, and health of persons living in long-term care facilities. These include:
- Nutritional Needs
- Psycho-Social needs and wellbeing
- Body mechanics and lifting procedures
- HIPAA compliance
- Infection Control
Students receive instruction in the theory of nursing care, then work in the lab practicing and honing their skills, then participate in numerous clinical experiences to help prepare them for the NYS Certification Examination provided by Prometric. All instruction is aligned with the NYSDOH curriculum for nurse assistants and follows all Department of Health guidelines.
Clinical experiences include local long-term care facilities and acute care rotations at local hospitals. Students receive more than 108 clinical hours.
Opportunities for Additional Education in the Field
Students would need to pursue Higher education for further opportunities within the field. They can continue on in a trade school to take an EKG course, phlebotomy course, or medical assistant course, but all require further training and education.
Potential Careers with CTE Training
- Nurse Assistant
- Home Care Aide
- Care Attendant
Potential Careers with Additional Training
- Licensed Practical Nurse
- Registered Nurse
- Physical Therapy Assistant
- Dental Assistant
- Dental Hygienist
- Occupational Therapy Assistant
- Respiratory Therapist