The Nursing Assisting 1004 course combines classroom instruction with clinical experience. Students will be prepared to provide competent, skilled nursing care in a compassionate manner to residents of long-term care, hospice, and hospital facilities.
- Certified Nursing Assistants
Program Learning Outcomes
Students who successfully complete the Certificate of Proficiency in Nursing Assisting will be able to:
- Analyze/evaluate information.
- Communicate ideas clearly and effectively in written format.
- Retrieve information through printed or electronic sources.
- Analyze information through the use of appropriate technologies.
Ethics and Values
- Demonstrate characteristics of a strong work ethic/accountability (soft skills, plagiarism).
- Evaluate ethical dilemmas.
Critical Thinking/Problem Solving
- Apply mathematical reasoning to quantitative information.
- Measuring and recording fluid intake
- Measuring height and weight
- Taking auxiliary temperature
- Taking radial pulse
- Use of wheelchair/geriatric chair
- Personal care of residents
- Feeding a resident
- Incontinence care
- Making an occupied bed
- Execute competencies required for beginning practice as a Certified Nursing Assistant as listed by the Arkansas Office of Long Term Care
- Completion of all admission requirements to UACCM
- Current AHA Healthcare Provider CPR certification
- Verification of clean criminal background and child maltreatment checks
- Verification of TB screening/clearance
- Influenza vaccine
- Students enrolled in the program must have malpractice insurance
- Students cannot miss any time in the first 16 hours of the course and all absences/tardies must be made up.
- Only two attempts are permitted for the successful completion of the Anatomy and Physiology courses. If a third attempt is needed, the student will need to meet with the Nursing Program Chair and/or Dean.
- Students may not be admitted if they have been convicted of a misdemeanor or felony.