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					                                                                              Major Elective Course Listing (Select a minimum of 2-3 SHC)
                                                                              NAS 105       Life Span Changes                           2-0-0-2
                                                                              NAS 106       Geriatrics                                  2-0-3-3

                                                                              Total Semester Hours Credit: 16/17

                                                                              NAS 101 Nursing Assistant I                                        3-2-3-5
Nursing Assistant Credential:                                                 Prerequisites: High school diploma or GED
Certificate in Nursing Assistant C4548000                                     This course introduces basic nursing skills required to provide
                                                                              personal care for patients, residents, or clients in a health care setting.
The Nursing Assistant curriculum prepares individuals to work under           Topics include communications, safety, patients’ rights, personal
the supervision of licensed health care professionals in performing           care, vital signs, elimination, nutrition, emergencies, rehabilitation,
nursing care and services for persons of all ages.                            and mental health. Upon completion, students should be able to
                                                                              demonstrate skills necessary to qualify as a Nursing Assistant I with
Course work emphasizes growth and development throughout the life             the North Carolina Nurse Aide I Registry. This is a certificate-level
span, personal care, vital signs, communication, nutrition, medical           course.
asepsis, therapeutic activities, accident and fire safety, household
environment and equipment management; family resources and                    NAS 102 Nursing Assistant II                                   3-2-6-6
services; and employment skills.                                              Prerequisites: High school diploma or GED and currently listed as
                                                                              NA I with State of North Carolina
Graduates of this curriculum may be eligible to be listed on the              This course provides training in selected advanced nursing assistant
registry as a Nursing Assistant I and Nursing Assistant II. They may          procedures. Emphasis is placed on sterile techniques, respiratory
be employed in home health agencies, hospitals, clinics, nursing              procedures, catheterizations, wound and trach care, irrigations, and
homes, extended care facilities, and doctor’s offices.                        ostomy care. Upon completion, students should be able to
                                                                              demonstrate skills necessary to qualify as a Nursing Assistant II with
Entrance Standards: See General Admission Standards on page 7                 the North Carolina Board of Nursing. This is a certificate-level
(Gen. Info section).                                                          course.

Academic Standards: See General Academic Standards on page 19                 NAS 103 Home Health Care                                         2-0-0-2
(Gen. Info section).                                                          Prerequisites: High school diploma or GED
Program Length: 2 semesters                                                   This course covers basic health issues that affect clients in the home
Career Pathway Options: Certificate in Nursing Assistant                      setting. Emphasis is placed on home safety, recognizing significant
Program Sites: Not currently offered                                          changes in the client’s condition, family dynamics, and use of home
                                                                              health care equipment. Upon completion, students should be able to
Course Requirements for Nursing Assistant Certificate                         identify care for clients at home. This is a certificate-level course.
                                                   C-L-Cl-SHC
A. Required Major Core Courses (13 SHC)                                       NAS 104 Home Health Clinical                                     0-0-3-1
NAS 101     Nursing Assistant I                       3-2-3-5                 Prerequisites: High School Diploma or GED
NAS 102     Nursing Assistant II                       3-2-6-6                This course provides supervised experience in the home and/or
NAS 103     Home Health Care                           2-0-0-2                simulated laboratory with emphasis on the application of basic
                                                                              nursing skills. Emphasis is placed on the transfer of knowledge and
B. Other Major Hours Required for Graduation (3/4 SHC)                        skills from institutional settings to home environments. Upon
NAS 104     Home Health Clinical                       0-0-3-1                completion, students should be able to safely and efficiently provide
            Major Elective                                2/3                 delegated basic care to clients in the home. This is a certificate-level
                                                                              course.
Major Elective Course Listing (Select a minimum of 2/3 SHC)
NAS 105       Life Span Changes                          2-0-0-2
NAS 106       Geriatrics                                 2-0-3-3

Total Semester Hours Credit Required for Graduation:    16/17

Semester Curriculum for Nursing Assistant Certificate

1st Semester (Fall)                                    C-L-Cl-SHC
               Major Elective                            2-0-0-2/3
NAS 101        Nursing Assistant I                         3-2-3-5
                                                         5-2-3-7/8
2nd Semester (Spring)
NAS 102       Nursing Assistant II                         3-2-6-6
NAS 103       Home Health Care                             2-0-0-2
NAS 104       Home Health Clinical                         0-0-3-1
                                                           5-2-9-9



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