The Nursing Assistant/Home Health Aide Certificate course prepares the student to provide physical nursing care to individuals in long term care facilities, hospitals, board and care homes, and in the client's own home. Students learn how to measure vital signs, assist individuals with physical needs such as personal hygiene, elimination, mobility, exercise and nutrition. This course also includes information on emotional, spiritual and psychosocial needs, and basic training in behavior management for persons with dementia. Attendance is mandatory, per Minnesota Department of Health regulations. Students successfully completing this course are eligible to take the Pearson VUE Nursing Assistant/Home Health Aide Competency Test. After passing this test students can be placed on the Minnesota Department of Health Nursing Assistant/Home Health Aide Registry. Lecture 2 hours/Lab 4 hours. Clinical 24 hours at the end of the course.
Semesters: Fall, Spring