Nursing Assistant 1
Course Number: NUR 90
Transcript Title: Nursing Assistant 1
Created: September 1, 2012
Updated: August 4, 2015
Total Credits: 9
Lecture Hours: 0
Lecture / Lab Hours: 180
Lab Hours: 0
Satisfies Cultural Literacy requirement: No
Satisfies General Education requirement: No
Grading options: A-F (default)
Repeats available for credit: 0
Approved delivery mode:
Prerequisite / Concurrent
current TB test and passing of a criminal background check
Covers the knowledge and skills needed for the safe physical care of patients in long-term care facilities. Follows curriculum approved by the Oregon State Board of Nursing in preparation for the Oregon Nursing Assistant Exam. Prerequisites: Placement into RD 90 and WR 90; proof of Measles immunization; Prerequisite/Concurrent: current TB test and passing of a criminal background check.
- Apply OSHA and client safety standards and use proper infection control methods in client care situations.
- Apply basic physiological and psychological care to clients.
- Follow local, state and federal regulations for client care in various settings.
- Demonstrate knowledge of ethics and client rights when providing client care.
- Provide appropriate interventions in a client or care setting emergency.
- Be prepared to take the Oregon Nursing Assistant Exam for certification.
Outcome Assessment Strategies
- Role play, skills testing, exams
- Skills checklist
- BLS/AED American Heart Healthcare Certification completion
Course Activities and Design
The Nursing Assistant Course is divided into 3 sections:
- Classroom (Theory and Skills Competency): 80 hours are scheduled. A minimum of 75 hours of classroom/lab time must be spent reviewing the chapters in our text, taking tests, viewing videos, and practicing nursing assistant skills.
- Clinical: 80 hours are scheduled. A minimum of 75 hours must be spent in the clinical setting where students are assessed following areas:
- Communication (with patients, staff, students, and instructor)
- Proper technique in nursing assistant skills (i.e. hand washing, transfers, ADL’s, vital signs, etc.)
- Willingness to work.
- Final Exam: 4 hours are scheduled and student must attend or make prior arrangements with the Primary Instructor for an alternate time. This is an extra 4 hours that is included into the class time, but not in the required 75 hours of classroom/lab instruction.
Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)
Themes, Concepts, Issues
- Ethics and Rights
- Basic Needs
- Infection Control and Blood borne Pathogens
- Body Mechanics
- Nutrition and Fluid Balance
- Patient Comfort and Care
- Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
- Vital Signs
- Body Systems
- Long-term Care
- Death and Dying
- Emergency Procedures
- Special Care
- Facility Survey
Skills (see most current list from OSBN)
- Infection Control and Standard Precautions
- Safety/Emergency Procedures
- Nutrition and Hydration
- Personal Care
- Restorative Care
- Measure and Record