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Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) Student Learning Outcomes

Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) program graduates will

  • Perform as a valued member of the health care team within the approved scope of practice allowed for a nursing assistant
  • Demonstrate safety, medical asepsis, and awareness of patient/resident rights
  • Identify methods for controlling the spread of infection
  • Demonstrate the principles of basic human anatomy and physiology
  • Define medical terms and abbreviations
  • Compile data necessary for the health care team to make informed decisions regarding the appropriate care plan for the health care consumer
  • Evaluate patient's responses to the provided care
  • Describe the principles and role of the nurse assistant in rehabilitative and restorative care facilities
  • Identify the common diseases and physical changes associated with the geriatric population
  • List the needs of the dying patient and the role of the nurse assistant in delivering post-mortem care
  • Complete the Alzheimer's disease and related disorders protocol
  • Perform the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) mandated skills for a nurse assistant
  • Implement holistic patient care based on the skills required by the State of Illinois for a nurse assistant
  • Demonstrate skills in the nursing care plan established for the patient
  • Perform in a manner appropriate of a nursing assistant when communicating with patients, visitors, instructors, and other team members
  • Perform within a legal and ethical framework based on patient rights as mandated in accordance with Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) policies
  • Perform self-evaluation to ensure the highest level of quality patient care

Program Contact Information

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