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Course Description

Nursing Assistant Training Program - NATP 115

Nursing Assistant Course

6 Credit Hours
3.5 Lecture Hours
4.5 Laboratory Hours
3 Off-site Hours with Faculty

Course Description

This course is designed to prepare an individual in the role of the nursing assistant. Students will explore communication and interpersonal skills, infection control, safety/emergency procedures, promotion of resident’s independence/rights, basic nursing skills, personal and restorative care skills, care of mental health and social services needs, care of cognitively impaired residents and documentation. Basic nursing assistant skills will be performed in laboratory and geriatric-focused clinical facilities. This course requires all students must meet the requirements of a criminal background check, negative drug screen on first attempt and meet specific clinical agency uniform and health requirements. Students must also meet classroom, laboratory and clinical attendance requirements.


(A requirement that must be completed before taking this course.)

  • The Nursing Assistant course is open only to students who are officially admitted to the college.

Course Competencies

Upon successful completion of the course, the student should be able to:

  • Explore the role of the long term care facility for geriatric healthcare.
  • Explore the physical and psychosocial needs of the geriatric resident/family.
  • Examine cultural and spiritual needs of the geriatric resident.
  • Outline rights of the resident.
  • Adhere to legal and ethical guidelines when providing geriatric nursing care.
  • Differentiate the roles and functions of the nursing assistant and other members of the health care team.
  • Demonstrate observational and documentation skills needed in the assessment of residents' health, physical condition and well-being.
  • Outline safety procedures utilized for resident care.
  • Differentiate emergency procedures utilized for specific resident situations.
  • Demonstrate sensitivity to resident's emotional, social and mental health needs through skillful, directed interactions.
  • Identify concepts of infection control.
  • Manage care of the resident utilizing universal precautions.
  • Coordinate basic personal care skills for the resident, including skin care.
  • Provide resident with oral hygiene.
  • Administer perineal care for the resident.
  • Explain the nursing assistant's role in bathing the resident.
  • Manage the dressing and appearance of the resident.
  • Coordinate care of the resident's environment.
  • Provide care for the resident with cognitive impairment.
  • Create an environment for restraint elimination.
  • Explain the nursing assistant's role in obtaining resident vitals/measurements.
  • Collaborate on care for resident's nutrition and hydration needs.
  • Provide care for resident's elimination needs.
  • Summarize restorative and rehabilitation care for the resident.
  • Explore care of the resident with developmental disabilities.
  • Explain care of the resident with depression.
  • Describe care for the resident at the end of life.
  • Explain care of the resident with AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome).
  • Explore care of the resident who requires care in addition to basic activities of daily living (i.e. subacute care procedures).
  • Demonstrate designated lab competencies (per state list/requirements).
  • Perform designated clinical competencies (per state list/requirements).

Course Schedule

 CourseSectionCourse TitleLocationCredit HoursInstructorsSeats Available ⁄Capacity ⁄WaitlistStatusFeeDays-Time-Room

Fall; 2024; NURS ASSISTANT TRAINING PROG; No of Weeks : 7; Begins : 10/22/2024

 115145806Nursing Asst CourseMC6Staff12/12/0Open$691.00W  08:00 AM-03:42 PM HS860
R F  08:00 AM-03:42 PM HS870

Spring; 2024; NURS ASSISTANT TRAINING PROG; No of Weeks : 7; Begins : 06/18/2024

 115125805Nursing Asst CourseMC6Mott M / Vendittelli D6/14/0Open$675.00M T W  08:00 AM-03:42 PM HS870
M T W  08:00 AM-03:42 PM HS860

Winter; 2024; NURS ASSISTANT TRAINING PROG; No of Weeks : 7; Begins : 03/11/2024

 115115805Nursing Asst CourseMC6Vendittelli D / Mott M4/14/0Open$675.00W R F  08:00 AM-03:42 PM HS870
W R F  08:00 AM-03:42 PM HS860

Key: Day of the Week

  • T = Tuesday
  • R = Thursday
  • S = Saturday
  • X = Sunday