2017-2018 Academic Bulletin & Student Handbook

Nurse Aide Diploma (D45970)

The Nurse Aide curriculum prepares individuals to work under the supervision of licensed nursing professionals in performing nursing care and services for persons of all ages. Topics include growth and development, personal care, vital signs, communication, nutrition, medical asepsis, therapeutic activities, accident and fire safety, equipment management, and employment skills. Upon completion, the student may be eligible for listing on the Nurse Aide I and Nurse Aide II registries.

Course and Hour Requirements

Major Courses

Course NumberTitleClass HoursLab HoursClinical HoursCredits
HEA 112First Aid & CPR
1
2

2

HSC 110Orientation to Health Careers
1
0

1

MED 121Medical Terminology I
3
0

3

MED 122Medical Terminology II
3
0

3

NAS 101Nurse Aide I
3
4
3

6

NAS 102Nurse Aide II
3
2
6

6

Select one set:

Course NumberTitleClass HoursLab HoursClinical HoursCredits
BIO 168Anatomy and Physiology I
3
3

4

and

BIO 169Anatomy and Physiology II
3
3

4

 

or

 

BIO 155Nutrition
3
0

3

and

BIO 163Basic Anatomy and Physiology
4
2

5

Select one of the following:

Course NumberTitleClass HoursLab HoursClinical HoursCredits
PSY 150General Psychology
3
0

3

SOC 210Introduction to Sociology
3
0

3

Total Major Hours: 32

General Education Courses

Communications:

Course NumberTitleClass HoursLab HoursClinical HoursCredits
COM 231Public Speaking
3
0

3

ENG 111Writing and Inquiry
3
0

3

Total General Education Hours: 6

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION: 38

Suggested Sequence of Courses

Fall Semester

Course NumberTitleClass HoursLab HoursClinical HoursCredits
BIO 155Nutrition
3
0

3

or

BIO 168Anatomy and Physiology I
3
3

4

 

HSC 110Orientation to Health Careers
1
0

1

MED 121Medical Terminology I
3
0

3

NAS 101Nurse Aide I
3
4
3

6

Total Credit Hours:
10
4-7
3
13-14

Spring Semester

Course NumberTitleClass HoursLab HoursClinical HoursCredits
BIO 163Basic Anatomy and Physiology
4
2

5

or

BIO 169Anatomy and Physiology II
3
3

4

 

COM 231Public Speaking
3
0

3

HEA 112First Aid & CPR
1
2

2

MED 122Medical Terminology II
3
0

3

NAS 102Nurse Aide II
3
2
6

6

Total Credit Hours:
13-14
6-7
6
18-19

Summer Term

Course NumberTitleClass HoursLab HoursClinical HoursCredits
ENG 111Writing and Inquiry
3
0

3

 

PSY 150General Psychology
3
0

3

or

SOC 210Introduction to Sociology
3
0

3

Total Credit Hours:
6
0
0
6

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION: 38