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NURSE AIDE

Technical Certificate of Credit

Program Description: The Nurse Aide Technical Certificate of Credit prepares students with classroom training and laboratory practice ;as well as, the clinical experiences necessary to care for patients in various settings including general medical and surgical hospitals, nursing care facilities, community care facilities for the elderly, and home health care services. Students who successfully complete the Nurse Aide Technical Certificate of Credit may be eligible to sit for the National Nurse Aide Assessment program (NNAAP) which determines competency to become enrolled in the Georgia State Nurse Aide registry.

Student Learning Outcomes:
•   Students will demonstrate proper Hand Washing Technique to promote infection control practice and methods for preventing the spread of disease.
•   Student will demonstrate assessing and recording Pulse, Respiration, and Blood Pressure.
•   Students will demonstrate proper Catheter Care technique to promote infection control practice and methods for preventing the spread of disease.

Program Offered at the Following Sites: Cairo, Moultrie-Veterans Parkway, Thomasville, Tifton, Select High Schools

Length of Program: Two (2) Semesters

Cost of Program: Click Here.

Entrance Date: Beginning of each semester.

Entrance Requirements: Refer to Admissions criteria. Click for Entrance Score Requirements.

Age: Applicant must be 17 years of age or older.

Education: An applicant must be a high school graduate or the equivalent (GED). College transcripts will be evaluated on an individual basis.

Advisor: A Program Advisor should be consulted prior to enrolling in any course. An advisor will be assigned by admissions.

Additional Requirements: American Heart Healthcare Provider CPR Certification, Physical Exam, Dental Exam, Drug Toxicology, and Criminal Background Check.

Program Final Exit Point: Nurse Aide, Technical Certificate of Credit.

Credits Required for Graduation: 13 minimum semester hour credits required for graduation

Note: Some credits from this program may be applied to a diploma program. Those who have been arrested/convicted of a moral and/or legal violation of the law may not be allowed to complete the practicum requirements. This could result in being withdrawn from the program.

* Upon successful completion of NAST 1100, Students may apply to the National Nurse Aide Assessment Program (NNAAP) which determines competency to be enrolled in the Georgia State Nurse Aide registry.

 

Curriculum

Credit Hours

1. Occupational Courses (13 hours)
  ALHS 1040 Introduction to Health Care 3
  ALHS 1060 Diet and Nutrition for Allied Health Sciences 2
  ALHS 1090 Medical Terminology for Allied Health Sciences 2
  NAST 1100 Nurse Aide Fundamentals 6