16 credits

Nursing assistants perform basic nursing functions and procedures involving patient care. They work under the supervision of a registered nurse, licensed practical nurse, or physician. Nursing assistants tend to matters relating to personal hygiene, safety, nutrition, exercise, and elimination where maintaining patient comfort is a priority. Nursing assistants may be called upon to lift, move, or observe patients, as well as measure temperatures, pulses, respirations, and blood pressures. They may assist with patient admissions and discharges as well. The scope of their responsibilities, however, varies considerably depending upon the type of organization in which they are employed.

NOTE: Admission to the Nursing Assistant program requires Placement scores.  Speak with an adviser regarding English and Math requirements and refer to course descriptions.

Prefix Title Credits
Requirements
AHS 120Medical Terminology3
AHS 153Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology I4
NA 104Nursing Assistant Fundamentals3
NA 104 LNursing Assistant Fundamentals Lab1
NA 105Nursing Assistant Clinicals4
OEEM 101CPR for the Health Care Professional1
Total Credits16

A Suggested Plan of Study: One Semester

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
FallCredits
NA 104 Nursing Assistant Fundamentals 3
NA 104 L Nursing Assistant Fundamentals Lab 1
NA 105 Nursing Assistant Clinicals 4
AHS 120 Medical Terminology 3
AHS 153 Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology I 4
OEEM 101 CPR for the Health Care Professional 1
 Credits16
 Total Credits16

A Suggested Plan of Study: Two Semesters

The C.N.A program may be completed with dual/concurrent enrollment by high school students completing it over multiple semesters. There is no mandatory sequence when completing the required courses, but a strong recommendation that the NA 105 Clinical and OEEM 101 C.P.R be completed in the students LAST semester.

Plan of Study Grid
Freshman
FallCredits
AHS 120 Medical Terminology 3
AHS 153 Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology I 4
NA 104 Nursing Assistant Fundamentals 3
NA 104 L Nursing Assistant Fundamentals Lab 1
 Credits11
Spring
NA 105 Nursing Assistant Clinicals 4
OEEM 101 CPR for the Health Care Professional 1
 Credits5
 Total Credits16