Nursing Assistant Course Descriptions

NAS 101 Nursing Aide I

This course includes basic nursing skills required to provide safe, competent personal care for individuals. Emphasis is placed on person-centered care, the aging process, communication, safety/emergencies, infection prevention, legal and ethical issues, vital signs, height and weight measurements, elimination, nutrition, basic restorative care/rehabilitation, dementia, mental health and end-of-life care. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate knowledge and skills and be eligible to test for listing on 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 Aide II

This course provides training in Nurse Aide II tasks. Emphasis is placed on the role of the Nurse Aide II, sterile technique and specific tasks such as urinary catheterization, wound care, respiratory procedures, ostomy care, peripheral IV assistive activities, and alternative feeding methods. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate knowledge and skills and safe performance of skills necessary to be eligible for listing on the North Carolina Nurse Aide II Registry.

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: None
Corequisite: None
NAS 103 Course Outline: Not Available

 

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