Foundations of Nursing 1: This course provides entry level training leading to nurse assistant and home health aide certification. Instruction covers basic nursing skills, ethics and safety, communication skills and body mechanics. Students participate in job shadowing at local nursing homes. This course is UC “g” (college preparatory elective) approved.
Foundations of Nursing 2: Students continue to learn and be trained in skills like medical terminology, basic anatomy and physiology. Included are classroom, laboratory and clinical experiences. Upon successful completion of both, students are qualified to take the state written and clinical examinations. The Home Health Aide portion of the course consists of 20 hours of theory and 20 hours of clinical work, covering the following topics: Intro to Aide & Agency Role, interpretation of medical and social needs of clients. Personal care services, nutrition, and cleaning and care tasks in the home are covered as well as changing bed linen, preparing meals, assisting in and out of bed, bathing, dressing, and grooming. Students participate in job shadowing at local nursing homes. This course is UC “g” (college preparatory elective) approved. Certifications offered for qualified students: First Aid, CPR, iCEV communication. (Prerequisite: Foundations of Nursing 1)
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