To be eligible to take the Certified Nurse Aide assessment, students must pass all Nurse Aide competencies and provide a government-issued form of identification. The State Board of Nursing also requires students to participate in clinical experiences, which requires passing a criminal background check.

Occupation Opportunities

Certified Nurse Aide

Home Health Aide

Registered Nurse

Certification Opportunities

Certified Nurse Aide exam

Preferred Aptitudes

Strong mathematics ability

Ability to work with the elderly in an extended care environment

Credits Available

Seniors (2020-2021 ONLY)

Nurse Aide I  (1 credit)

Nurse Aide II   (1 credit)

Medical Terminology OR Economics/Personal Finance (1 Credit)

Juniors

Year 1: Nurse Aide I  (2 credits)

Medical Terminology OR Economics/Personal Finance (1 Credit)

Year 2: Nurse Aide II  - (2 credits)

TBD  - (1 credit)

This program is transitioning from a one-year format to a two-year format. For the 2020-2021 school year only, to best serve all students, seniors will take a condensed one-year course, while juniors will take the first year of the expanded two-year program. This course emphasizes the study of nursing occupations as related to the health care system. Students study normal growth and development, simple body structure and function, and medical terminology and are introduced to microbes and disease. They receive skill training in patient-nursing assistant relationships; taking and recording of vital signs; cardiopulmonary resuscitation; and bathing, feeding, dressing, and transporting of patients in rehabilitation centers and nursing homes. Supervised on-the-job clinical instruction is nursing homes is part of this course. This course can be used as an introduction to the nursing field and develop the skills necessary to sit for the Certified Nurse Aide assessment.

Nurse Aide