Nursing Assistant Course Descriptions

NAS 101 Nursing Assistant I

This course introduces basic nursing skills required to provide personal care for patients, residents, or clients in a health care setting. Topics include communications, safety, patients' rights, personal care, vital signs, elimination, nutrition, emergencies, rehabilitation, and mental health. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate skills necessary to qualify as Nursing Assistant I with the North Carolina Nurse Aide I Registry.

Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 4; Clinical, 3
Semester Hours Credit: 6
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None
NAS 101 Course Outline: Not Available

NAS 102 Nursing Assistant II

This course provides training in selected advanced nursing assistant procedures. Emphasis is placed on sterile techniques, respiratory procedures, catheterizations, wound and trach care, irrigations, and ostomy care. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate skills necessary to qualify as a Nursing Assistant II with the North Carolina Board of Nursing.

Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 2; Clinical, 6
Semester Hours Credit: 6
Prerequisite: NAS 101
Corequisite: None
NAS 102 Course Outline: Not Available

NAS 103 Home Health Care

This course covers basic health issues that affect clients in the home setting. Emphasis is placed on home safety, recognizing significant changes in the client's condition, family dynamics, and use of home health care equipment. Upon completion, students should be able to identify care for clients at home.

Course Hours Per Week: Class, 2; Lab, 0; Clinical, 0
Semester Hours Credit: 2
Prerequisite: NAS 101
Corequisite: None
NAS 103 Course Outline: Not Available

 

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