The Nurse Aide program is designed to prepare persons for full-time employment as nursing assistants.
Occupational Objective: Nursing Assistant
Admissions Requirements: Students must meet the general admission requirements of the College, be in good general heath and capable of strenuous lifting. Students must submit a separate application to the NA Lead Faculty for approval prior to beginning nurse aide (HCT) classes. Students must have and maintain an overall 2.0 GPA to be admitted to nurse-aide courses. Students must submit copies of all high school or GED scores and college transcripts.
Below is the Information Packet and an Electronic Application Form. By entering the two digits electronically on the application, you are also stating that you have read the information packet and agree to abide by the requirements specified.
This program provides you with the knowledge needed to work competently as a Nurse Aide in general, plus the added knowledge of geriatrics specifically, and will entitle you to work for any facility that employs CNAs (i.e., hospitals, nursing homes, private duty, and home health care).
Working under the supervision of a nurse, a Nurse Aide can take vital signs (blood pressure, pulse, etc) and assist patients with:
- Helping wheelchair-bound patients (entails heavy lifting)
- Turning bedridden patients regularly
- Reporting changes to the nurse
- Safety awareness