Nursing Assistant 1

Course Number: NUR 90
Transcript Title: Nursing Assistant 1
Created: September 1, 2012
Updated: August 27, 2019
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


Placement into RD 90 and WR 90; proof of Measles immunization

Prerequisite / Concurrent

Current TB test and passing of a criminal background check

Course Description

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.

Intended Outcomes

  1. Apply OSHA and client safety standards and use proper infection control methods in client care situations.
  2. Apply basic physiological and psychological care to clients.
  3. Follow local, state and federal regulations for client care in various settings.
  4. Demonstrate knowledge of ethics and client rights when providing client care.
  5. Provide appropriate interventions in a client or care setting emergency.
  6. 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 determination of teaching strategies used in the delivery of outcomes is generally left to the discretion of the instructor. Here are some strategies that you might consider when designing your course: lecture, small group/forum discussion, flipped classroom, dyads, oral presentation, role play, simulation scenarios, group projects, service learning projects, hands-on lab, peer review/workshops, cooperative learning (jigsaw, fishbowl), inquiry based instruction, differentiated instruction (learning centers), graphic organizers, etc.

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

Themes, Concepts, Issues

  • Ethics and Rights
  • Communication
  • Basic Needs
  • Infection Control and Blood borne Pathogens
  • Alzheimer’s/Dementia
  • Body Mechanics
  • Safety
  • 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)

  • Communication
  • Infection Control and Standard Precautions
  • Safety/Emergency Procedures
  • Nutrition and Hydration
  • Elimination
  • Personal Care
  • Restorative Care
  • Measure and Record