Nursing Assistant (NURSA)

  • NURSA 1105 
    Basic Nurse Assistant Training Program

    6  credit hours

    Basic Nursing Assistant Training Program (BNATP) provides instruction on the basic nursing skills to assist the professional nurse. Skills include personal care, vital signs, body mechanics, safety measures, resident's rights, infection control, communication, and observation. Exploration of geriatric and Alzheimer's patients included. This course has been approved by Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH). Upon successful completion of the Basic Nursing Assistant (BNA) program, students are eligible to take the certification exam to become a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA). This is managed by the Illinois Department of Public Health. Prerequisite: Program admission is required. Advising session attendance or equivalent; select health requirements as explained at the Advising Session, Reading Placement Test - Category One and Writing Placement Essay - Category One. (English 1101 or English 1102 or equivalent with a grade of C or better meets the Writing Placement Essay requirement.)(3 lecture hours, 4 lab hours)

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