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:

NA 101. Nursing Assistant Theory and Lab

6 Credits (5+3P)

Nurse aide skills with emphasis on a bio-psychosocial-cultural approach to client care. Practice of these skills is provided in the laboratory as well as at a clinical site. Successful completion of the course prepares and qualifies the student to take the NACES certification examination. May be repeated up to 6 credits. Restricted to Community Colleges campuses only.

Prerequisite(s): (CCDR 110N with C or better OR appropriate placement score) and (CCDE 110N with C or better OR appropriate placement score) and (CCDM 103N with C or better OR appropriate placement score).


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.