To meet ALL State and Federal guidelines to train and prepare individuals for a career in the medical field as an assistant to the Nurse.
The Home Health Aide / Nurse Aide Training Competency Evaluation Program is a comprehensive course designed to teach students the skills and abilities essential to the provision of basic care to home-bound patients and residents in hospitals and Long-Term care facilities. Graduates of this program will be able to communicate and interact effectively with patients and assist them to attain and maintain maximum functional independence while observing patient rights. Students will learn how to apply basic First Aid, Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), take Vital Signs, apply the elements of basic nutrition in meal planning and follow Infection Control measures. Additionally, students will be able to apply proper Body Mechanics in bed making, lifting and turning patients. Graduates of this program may find entry-level employment as Home Health Aides/Nurse Aides with hospitals, Nursing Homes and Home Health Agencies.
This 120-hour program must be fully completed for successful graduation. The hours are segmented into 68 classroom hours, 16 laboratory hours and 40 clinical hours. Each class is identified with a class number or clinical number and must be completed in numerical sequence as required by the Department of Human Services Texas Curriculum. Clinicals may be scheduled to begin after completion of Class 12 or maybe scheduled after Class 20. The course’s 40 hours of clinical experience is supervised in a local Nursing Home providing hands-on care to patients.
Upon successful completion, the graduate is awarded a Certificate of Completion and is eligible to take the State Examination to be placed on the Nurse Aide Registry.
- Hartman’s Nursing Assistant Care – The Basics, Hartman Publishing, Inc. with Jetta Fuzy, RN, MS…3rd Edition 2010
- Nursing Assistant Care Workbook, Hartman Publishing, Inc. 2005
- Instructors’ Handouts