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College Catalog 2021-2022 
College Catalog 2021-2022 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Nurse Aide Certificate

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Total credit hours:  6

The Nurse Aide certificate allows a student to enter the nursing occupation at its most basic level.  Successful completion of the course qualifies the student to take the National Nurse Aide Assessment Program (NNAAP) Examination.

This program prepares students for employment as nurse aides in hospitals, skilled care and other health care facilities. Students will learn to become direct caregivers as a part of a team. Entering students must pass a background check through LCC prior to enrollment.  Additionally, they must complete CPR (Basic Life Support for Health Care Providers) and provide documentation of immunization (2 MMR’s, at least 2 Hepatitis B, Chickenpox, and current TB test) as a requirement for clinical courses.  Upon successful completion of the program, students will be eligible to take the Colorado National Nurse Aide Assessment Program (NNAAP) for certification through the Board of Nursing.  Approximately an eight week course of study. (catalog)

Certificate recipients will be able to:

  1. Establish and employ effective communication techniques and interact competently with clients and the interdisciplinary tea on a one-on-one basis.
  2. Demonstrate sensitivity to clients’ emotional, social and mental health needs through skillful, directed interactions.
  3. Discuss and prescribe the process of motivating and assisting clients to attain and maintain independence while recognizing each individuals’ individual capabilities in regards to ADLs, hygiene, grooming, nutrition and elimination.
  4. Recall and employ knowledge and skills that support and promote each client’s rights as well as respect for the client as an individual.
  5. Illustrate appropriate observational and documentation skills needed in the assessment of clients’ health, physical condition and well-being.
  6. Demonstrate and apply professional employability skills, such as the importance of being timely and providing proficient, quality care for clients according to their care plan(s).
  7. Identify, discuss, employ and adhere to required proficiencies of the State Board of Nursing (SBON) Chapter 11 Rules and Regulations for Approval of Nurse Aide Training Programs.

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