Nurse Aide Accelerated (NAA1)  Technical Certificate of Credit

(Stand- Alone & Embedded in Interdisciplinary Studies Degree program)

Program Description:

The Nurse Aide Accelerated Technical Certificate of Credit prepares students with classroom training and practice as well as the clinical experiences necessary to care for patients in various settings including nursing care facilities, general medical and surgical hospitals, community care facilities for the elderly, and home health care services. After the completion of the Sate approved training program, the candidate must take and pass the competency evaluation examination. The examination includes a written/oral and skills competency examination administered by an approved testing agency. Candidates who successfully pass the written/oral and skills competency examination are included on the Georgia Nurse Aide Registry.

Entrance date: Varies

Program admission requirements:

Minimum Test Scores

Writing 236 Reading Comprehension 55
Arithmetic 229 Arithmetic 34

Credits required for graduation: 9

The Nurse Aide Accelerated Technical Certificate of Credit Program is approved by the Georgia Medical Care Foundation.

Curriculum Outline (9 hours)
Courses 9 credits 9
NAST 2100

Introduces student to the role and responsibilities of the Nurse Aide. Emphasis is placed on understanding and developing critical thinking skills, as well as demonstrating knowledge of the location and function of human body systems and common disease processes; responding to and reporting changes in a residents /patients condition, nutrition, vital signs; nutrition and diet therapy; disease processes; vital signs; observing, reporting and documenting changes in a residents condition; emergency concerns; ethics and legal issues and governmental agencies that influence the care of the elderly in long term care settings; mental health and psychosocial well-being of the elderly; use and care of mechanical devices and equipment; communication and interpersonal skills and skills competency based on federal guidelines. Specific topics include: roles and responsibilities of the Nurse Aide; communication and interpersonal skills; topography, structure, and function of the body systems; injury.

ALHS Requirement (Select 1 ALHS Course) 2
ALHS 1040

Introduces a grouping of fundamental principles, practices, and issues common in the health care profession. In addition to the essential skills, students explore various delivery systems and related issues. Topics include: basic life support/CPR, basic emergency care/first aid and triage, vital signs, infection control/blood and air-borne pathogens.

ALHS 1090

Introduces the elements of medical terminology. Emphasis is placed on building familiarity with medical words through knowledge of roots, prefixes, and suffixes. Topics include: origins (roots, prefixes, and suffixes), word building, abbreviations and symbols, and terminology related to the human anatomy.

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Program Chair

Allied Health Sciences Chair/Nurse Aide Program Director
Healthcare Technology Building, Room 145

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Allied Health Science/ Nurse Aide Instructor
Academic Advisement Center, Room 161

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