Nurse Aide Theory & Lab - Certificate of Achievement

The Nursing Aide Theory & Lab Certificate of Achievement prepares students for employment as a nursing assistant/nurse aide and includes nurse aide skills with a bio-psychosocial-cultural approach to client care.  The certificate requires successful completion of NA 101 Nursing Assistant Theory and Lab .  Coursework includes 45 hours of nursing theory, 125 hours of "hands-on" practice in the lab, and 24 hours of supervised clinical time in a long-term healthcare facility. Successful coursework completion requires a grade of "C" (grade score of 80%) or better, a grade of pass on all skills checklists, a final exam grade of 80% or better, 80% average of clinical/lab, and completion of all assignments. Successful completion includes 100% attendance for class, lab, and clinical time. Upon successful completion of all coursework, a student has met all requirements to take the NACES certification examination.

Course Description:

Prefix Title Credits
NA 101Nursing Assistant Theory and Lab6
Total Credits6

Note: A Certificate of Achievement is a program of study less than 16 credits.  The certificate provides employment related and/or career enhancing skills necessary to succeed in a job or chose field of study.  Please see an advisor concerning financial aid eligibility for Certificates of Achievement.

A Suggested Plan of Study - Nurse Aide Theory & Lab Certificate

Additional classes may be needed based on placement test results and course prerequisites. Visit with an advisor for help with creating a customized plan.

A grade of C or better is required.

Plan of Study Grid
Semester 1Credits
NA 101 Nursing Assistant Theory and Lab 6
 Total Credits6