HC 106 - Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)
3 Credit Hours
The focus of this course is to prepare the students to be nursing assistants in accordance with the South Dakota Board of Nursing. Students will be instructed in the following areas prior to having direct patient contact: communication and interpersonal skills, infection control, safety and emergency procedures, promoting residents’ independence, and respecting residents’ rights. Students will also be instructed in the following content areas: basic nursing assistant skills, personal care skills, mental health and social services, care of cognitively impaired clients, basic restorative nursing services, and residents’ rights.
This course is presented in a hybrid format with online, on-campus, and clinical components. The online portion requires a minimum of 40 hours to complete and includes the majority of the content. The on-campus lab will be when students see the skills demonstrated and have the opportunity to practice. Lab requires a minimum of 35 hours to complete. In addition, there is a clinical component in which the student will be providing direct patient care at a long-term care facility in the Sioux Falls area for a minimum of 16 hours. Finally, students will take the South Dakota Nursing Assistant exam which includes both a written and a skills portion.
Many of the courses are offered in the accelerated format, so please plan accordingly. This course is fast-paced. Each class has a specific clinical section assigned to its course. Please verify that you are in the correct clinical section.
Additional Information: Not offered in Online Format. Must take HC 106 or have a current CNA certificate. See Admissions requirements for each program.
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