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                                     SAN JACINTO, CA 92583

1. 1. Course Title:              Nursing Skills Lab Certified Nursing Assistant

2. Course Number:                  Nursing 084A

3.     0.5 – 2.0                  ____24 - 108                   0                1.5 – 6.0     Semester
Units: Semester Hours:               Week/Lecture:          Week/Lab:

4. Catalog Description:
This course provides the opportunity for students enrolled in skill-based certified nursing program to
practice and master skills necessary for safe patient care. Materials used include practice medical
supplies and equipment, models and manikins, multimedia, computer-based instruction and clinical

5. Need/Justification: (brief summary of the need for the course as it relates to the
mission of the college)
The mission of the college is to provide career and lifelong learning experiences designed to meet the
workforce challenges of a changing world. Students in the healthcare career professions are in high
demand in the healthcare industry and must have the opportunity to practice skills prior to providing
patient care in the real setting.

6. Prerequisite(s), Corerequisites, Advisory: (list course(s) and skills
needed upon entering or in tandem with course to be taken)
Information in this section will only be entered into database only upon the board approval of the
This course requires concurrent enrollment in the Certified Nursing Assistant program. Also may include
students enrolled in a Phlebotomy course.

Board Approval Date __________________

7. Short Description for the class schedule: (120 characters)
This course is designed to provide students in the skill-based Certified Nursing Assistant or phlebotomy
programs, the opportunity to practice and master skills as well as enhance learning from lecture/theory
course work.
8. Learning Objectives:                     (express in behavioral terms)
Upon the completion of the course the student will be able to do the following:

    A. Demonstrate clinical skills relevant to course assignments and clinical expectations for direct
       patient care.
    B. Apply theory acquired in lecture portions of the course/program to simulate practice sessions.
    C. Select required equipment needed to perform to designated skill.
    D. Select the most effective and efficient method for completing a procedure given at least one
    E. Use relevant materials to foster learning related to course/program assignments and
    F. Effectively schedule time in skills lab to maximize learning experiences available to student.

9. Course Content:                 (outline of main topics and subtopics)
This is an open lab with content and procedure designed to support current topics and theory lectures in
each skills-based healthcare provider class.

10.Textbook (s): (Most current edition of textbook listed or similar text of parallel level.
The suggested texts must cover the course content and be an appropriate instructional tool for
achieving the objectives and implementing the methods of evaluation and instruction.)
The required college-level textbooks may include, but are not limited to the following:

Students use required texts from all lecture/theory classes to support application of learning in the skills

Required: none



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Other Reference Materials/Supplies

11. Methods of Instruction: (reflective of a variety of learning styles)
Methods of instruction may include, but are not limited to the following:

    A. A. Demonstration and Return Demonstration designed to ensure students have achieved
       competence prior to performing skills in the clinical setting
    B. B. Independent computer-based learning to reinforce theory acquired in lecture portions of the
    C. C. Role Playing to validate acceptable use of communication skills and strategies for use in the
       clinical setting
    D. D. Scenario-based return demonstration to ensure student is able to apply critical thinking skills
       related to patient care, decision-making and priority setting for multiple patient care situations
    E. E. Group and individual problem-solving designed to support use of collegial resources and
       effectiveness of consultation with peers
    F. F. Independent study
    G. G. Practice testing for the purpose of reinforcing previously acquired knowledge and identifying
       areas for further study
    H. H. Cooperative learning tasks designed to foster team work in the classroom and clinical setting
    I. I.    Videos. Films. Slides and CD-ROM Programs designed to reinforce learning from
       theory/lecture portions of the course/program

12. Methods of Evaluation:
A student's grade shall be determined by the instructor using multiple measures of performance
related to the course objectives. Methods of evaluation may include but are not limited to the

Successful demonstration of competencies and skills as assigned in course/program.
Active participation in required number of hours of skills lab time as defined by course.
Demonstrate effectiveness and efficiency in performance of skills and procedures.
Translate clinical theory from lecture course into performance of clinical skills.

13. Examples of Assignments: (Describe sample assignments, which
demonstrate level of difficulty expected, including writing, reading, out of class assignments.
Critical thinking should be integrated into those assignments listed.)
    Students will be expected to understand and critique college level texts or the equivalent.
    Reading, Writing as well as out of class assignments are required. These assignments
    may include but are not limited to the following:
Without coaching, review procedure with lab instructor prior to demonstrating all critical elements
or steps of the procedure.

Using resource material, determine the most effective method to perform basic caregiver skills
such as bed-making, taking and recording vital signs and feeding patients.

Course # AH 084A/Revision date (January 2002)

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