Certified Nursing Assistant Course E02

Certified Nursing Assistant Course E02

Certified Nursing Assistant Course E02

Great BasinCollege

Nursing Department

Course Number, Title, & Credits: NURS 130, 13017, E03: Nursing Assistant (6 Credits)

Course Schedule and Location: Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1/22/2008- 4/24/2008 at Great Basin College, Room 109, Health and Science Building from 4 PM to 9 PM. Clinical schedule will fall within the above dates and will be announced in class.

Catalog Description:

Provides students with classroom, laboratory and clinical experience. Successful completion fulfills the requirements for eligibility to take the State Certified Nursing Assistant Examination. Prerequisite: Current CPR certification. Must show proof of current negative TB test or chest x-ray.

Instructor Information:

Peggy Drussel, RN, BSN

Home phone: 753-5097 (evenings and weekends) Cell phone: 934-3045

E-mail:

Required Textbooks and Materials:

Nursing Assistant Care, Hartman Publishing, ISBN 1-888343-80-X, $35.95

Nursing Assistant Care Student Workbook, Hartman Publishing, ISBN 1-888343-81-8,

$12.43. Books are available at the Great Basin College Bookstore.

Printed scrubs may be worn, however do not purchase cartoon characters. The scrubs are to

be clean and pressed. Clean sneakers or nursing shoes must be worn. You are required to wear a watch with a second hand. These items alongwith name badge will be worn during all clinical experiences and can be purchasedon the Internet or at Wal-Mart. There is also a new uniform shop next to Albertson’s in the East End Mall.

Course Description:

The course is designed to introduce the student to the health care field of nursing assistant. It will provide students with classroom, practical (laboratory) and clinical experience to develop the basic competencies required for certification as a nursing assistant. It will also provide the student with knowledge and skills that are prerequisite to job entry and that comply with both Nevada State Statutes and the federal law. Upon successful completion of the course, the student will be eligible to apply for the Nevada State Certification Examination that is required for employment as a nursing assistant.

Learner Outcomes: Nursing assistant education strives to prepare individuals with skills necessary for safe and competent practice and the skills necessary for certification as specified by Nevada Revised Statutes and required for employment as a nursing assistant. Upon completion of this course, the student will:

  1. Define the role of a nursing assistant.
  2. Describe the responsibilities of a nursing assistant.
  3. Perform specified skills required to function as a member of the health care team.
  4. Demonstrate safe, competent care within the practice guidelines of a nursing assistant.
  5. Provide care in accordance with the rights of every patient.

Assessment of Learner Outcomes:

Learner Outcomes / How Assessed
Define the role of a nursing assistant. / Workbooks, quizzes, and discussions focusing on ethics, legal standards, and patient rights.
Describe the responsibilities of a nursing assistant. / Workbooks and quizzes, group discussion, focusing on basic body systems and medical terminology. Practice of documentation.
Perform specified skills required to function as a member of the health care team. / Workbooks, quizzes, performance log, group discussion.
Practical application of learned nursing skills, team work and demonstration of communication skills and documentation. Skills practiced in a clinical setting.
Demonstrate safe, competent care within the practice guidelines of a nursing assistant. / Workbooks, quizzes, performance log, group discussion. Practical application of learned nursing skills, team work and demonstration of communication skills and documentation. Skills practiced in a clinical setting. Show understanding of scope of practice within the role of nursing assistant. Practice and apply skills in a clinical setting.
Provide care in accordance with the rights of every patient / Workbooks, quizzes, performance log, group discussion. Practical application of learned nursing skills, team work and demonstration of communication skills and documentation. Skills practiced in a clinical setting. Show understanding of scope of practice. Application of skills in a clinical setting showing a comprehension of nursing role, responsibilities, and the rights of every patient. Final test of written knowledge and manual skills.

A 100% is required on all skills listed on the Performance Log. Students are permitted to practice skills on the Performance Log until 100% accuracy is achieved. Skills tests on the Performance Log must be given by a registered nurse.

A minimum grade of 80% is required on all written and oral quizzes and tests. Retake is permitted on all written and oral quizzes and tests. No grade higher than 80% will be given on a retake exam. The nursing assistant curriculum is a competency based curriculum which allows for variation in completion time because of differences in individual learners. However, all requirements must be completed by the end of the scheduled date of the course.

Method of Instruction:

The method of instruction will follow the Nursing Assistant Training Program Model Curriculum Guide for the Nevada State Board of Nursing. The curriculum is divided into 18 units which include objectives, vocabulary and suggested content. The program is 120 hours. Classroom and laboratory work will be 80 hours. The student will complete 40 hours training in a clinical facility. The clinical training will include the following: Communication and Interpersonal Skills, Infection Control, Safety/Emergency Procedures including Heimlich maneuver, Promoting Residents’ Independence, Respecting Residents’ Rights with practice in Methods to Reduce the Use of Restraints.

Grading Policy and Criteria:

A. Manual Skills Demonstration Examination

  1. The student will achieve 100% demonstrating the skills listed on the Performance Log and following the specified steps in the procedure.
  2. The student will demonstrate performance in a professional manner, using appropriate communication and respect for patient’s rights.
  3. A manual skills exam will be given. Basic skills will be demonstrated. The student will not be told which skills he/she will perform prior to the time of the exam.

B. Written Examination

  1. The student will achieve a minimum of 80% on the written final examination.
  2. If the student has demonstrated great difficulty with written examinations, arrangements can be made to take the exam orally. It is the student’s responsibility to request the oral rather written exam prior to the time of testing.
  3. Ninety minutes is allowed for the final examination. The exam is multiple choice questions.

The following grading scale is used on all graded work or assignments:

A = 100-90% D = 69 -60%

B = 89-80%F = Below 59%

C = 79-70%

Quizzes will be given as needed to clarify information and understanding of

material. The scores on quizzes will be calculated into the final grade of each student.

Students are also assigned a classroom presentation that is worth 100 points. Topics

will be assigned by the instructor, as well as the date the presentation is due.

Attendance Policy and Absenteeism and Clinical Expectations:

All attendance and clinical expectations are outlined in the Student Policy Handbook. You are expected to be in attendance at all classes and clinical on time.

Disability Statement:

GBC supports providing equal access for students with disabilities. An advisor is available to discuss appropriate accommodations with students. Please contact the ADA Officer (Julie Byrnes) in Elko at 775.753.2271 at your earliest convenience to request timely and appropriate accommodations.

Course Outline/Content/Schedule:

January 22, 2008 Tuesday4 PM- 9 PM

Welcome—Introductions—Review of syllabus

Nevada State Board of Nursing application review

Chapter 1- Understanding Long-term Care

Chapter 2- The Nursing Assistant Team

*Homework: Read Chapters 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. Complete corresponding

chapters in the workbook.

January 24, 2008 Thursday4 PM- 9 PM

Chapter 3- Legal and Ethical Issues

Chapter 4- Communication and Cultural Diversity

Chapter 5- Quality Infection Control

Assignments for presentations will be provided.

*Homework: Read Chapters 6, 8, & 10. Complete corresponding

in the workbook. Prepare for quiz on chapters 1-5.

January 29, 2007 Tuesday4 PM- 9 PM

QUIZ #1- CHAPTERS 1, 2, 3, 4, & 5.

Chapter 8- Emergency Care, First Aid, and Disasters

Chapter 6- Infection Control

Chapter 10- Bedmaking

*Homework: Read Chapters 7,11, 13. Complete corresponding pages

in the workbook.

January 31, 2008 Thursday4 PM- 9 PM- Class was cancelled due to snow

February 5, 2008 Tuesday4 PM- 9 PM

Chapter 7-Safety and Body Mechanics

Chapter 11- Positioning, Moving, and Lifting

Chapter 13- Vital Signs

Open lab time to pass off learned skills.

*Homework: Read Chapters 12, 14, &18. Complete corresponding workbook pages

Prepare for Quiz #2 on Chapters 6, 7, 8, 10, & 11.

February 7, 2008 Thursday4 PM- 9 PM

QUIZ #2- CHAPTERS 6, 7, 8, 10, 11, & 13.

Chapter 12- Personal Care

Chapter 14- Nutrition and Hydration

Chapter 18- The Integumentary System

Student presentation on the Integumentary system.

*Homework: Read Chapters 16, 15, & 21. Complete corresponding

pages in the workbook.

February 12, 2008 Tuesday4 PM- 9 PM

Chapter 16- Urinary Elimination.

Student presentation on the Urinary System

Chapter 15- Gastrointestinal System

Student presentation on Gastrointestinal System.

Chapter 21- The Musculoskeletal System

Student presentation on the Musculoskeletal System.

*Homework: Prepare for orientation & 1st clinical day at Highland Manor.

Prepare for Quiz 3 on Chapters 12, 14, 15, 16, 18, 21.

February 14, 2008 Thursday4 PM- 9 PM

Day One clinical at Highland Manor. Come prepared to spend the entire

5 hours. Bring snack or sandwich if needed for break. Meet at Highland Manor.

Be on time, wearing uniform & name tag.

QUIZ #3- CHAPTERS 12, 14, 15, 16, 18, 21.

February 19, 2008 Tuesday4 PM- 9 PM

Day Two clinical at Highland Manor. Students to wear

scrubs and clean shoes. Wear name tag.

*Homework: Read Chapters 19, 20, & 22. Complete corresponding workbook pages.

February 21, 2008Thursday4 PM- 9 PM

Student presentations on:

Chapter 22- The Nervous System

The Nervous system

Chapter 19- The Circulatory or Cardiovascular System

The Circulatory system

Chapter 20-The Respiratory System

The Respiratory system

February 26, 2008 Tuesday4 PM- 9 PM

Day 3 at Highland Manor. Come in scrubs and clean shoes. Wear name tag.

Read Chapters 17, 23, 24. Complete corresponding workbook pages.

February28, 2008 Thursday4 PM- 9 PM

Student presentations on:

Chapter 23-The Endocrine System

The Endocrine system

Chapter 17- The Reproductive System

The Reproductive system

Chapter 24- The Immune and Lymphatic Systems and Cancer

The Lymphatic system

March4, 2008 Tuesday4 PM- 9 PM

Day 4 of clinical at Highland Manor. Wear uniform and name tags.

*Homework: Read Chapters 9, 25, 26. Complete corresponding

workbook pages. Prepare for Quiz #4 on Chapters 22, 19, 20, 23, 17, 24.

March6, 2008 Thursday4 PM- 9 Pm

Quiz #4- Chapters 22, 19, 20, 23, 17, & 24.

Chapter 9- Admission, Transfers, Discharge, and Physical Exams

Chapter 25- Rehabilitation and Restorative Care

Chapter 26- Subacute Care

March 11, 2008 Tuesday4 PM- 9 PM

Day 5 of clinical at Highland Manor.

March 13, 2008 Thursday4 PM- 9 PM

Clinical Day 6 at Highland Manor.

*Homework: Read Chapters 27 & 28. Complete corresponding

chapters in the workbook.

No Class on March 18th, 2008

March 20, 2008 Thursday4 PM- 9 PM

Chapter 27- Death and Dying

Chapter 28- Your New Position

THERE WILL BE NO CLASSES HELD MARCH 25 & 27; APRIL 1 & 3, 2008.

April 8, 2008 Tuesday4 PM- 9 PM

Clinical Day 7 at Highland Manor

Study for quiz 5. Chapters 9, 25, 26, 27, 28.

April 10, 2008 Thursday4 PM- 9 PM

QUIZ #5. (Chapters 9, 25, 26, 27, 28.

Review techniques and skills.

Open discussion.

Visit an assisted living.

Visit Bright Path.

April 15, 2008 Tuesday4 PM- 9 PM

Clinical Day 8 at Highland Manor

April 15, 2008 Tuesday4 PM- 9 PM

Panel Discussion with open question format.

Open lab for skill review.

April 17, 2008 Thursday4 PM- 9 PM

Review of skills and tests for final testing.

April 22, 2008 Tuesday4 PM- 9 PM

FINAL WRITTEN TEST.

SKILLS TEST FOR PART OF CLASS..

April 24, 2008 Thursday4 PM- 9 PM

CONTINUED SKILLS TESTING FOR THE

BALANCE OF CLASS.

( The outlined class schedule may be changed or adapted to meet the learning needs of the class.

You will be notified of any changes.)