Catalog 2018-2019 
    Feb 26, 2021  
Catalog 2018-2019 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

NURS 109 Nursing Assistant Practicum

3 credits
This course will give students an opportunity to integrate the learning from Nursing Assistant Theory and Lab skills into the clinical environment caring for healthcare clients. Students will demonstrate safe client care through performance of nursing assistant skills in a healthcare environment. These skills include: infection control, vital sign measurement, safe transfer, ambulation and positioning and feeding patients. In addition the students will demonstrate accurate documenting, reporting and communication skills.

Prerequisites: ENGL 093  (or placement into ENGL 099  or higher)

Corequisites: NURS 107  and NURS 108 

Quarters Offered: All

Student Outcomes/Competencies:
Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:

  • Perform personal care for at least one client
  • Perform therapeutic communication with a culturally diverse population
  • Perform appropriate infection control procedures
  • Perform observation, reporting, and documentation skills
  • Perform proper and accurate measurement of vital signs, height and weight for the long term care client population
  • Perform proper body mechanics
  • Perform appropriate response to emergency situations
  • Perform beginning documentation of care
  • Identify Patient Care Plan and implement procedures as delegated by the supervising nurse

Total Hours: 60 Lab or Clinical Hours: 60