Course Description

    Nursing Assistant:

    Health Careers Basic Nursing


    Author:  William Roberts, RN, BSN, Ed.D

    Location:  Online

    Times:  Online:  Any – 24/7


    With CNA NursingPrep you will know when you are ready to schedule and take your State exam.  The online course includes a cumulative final examination.  When you are consistently scoring a 90 or higher on the course final, you will have the knowledge and confidence necessary to successfully pass the State exam. If you do not pass the State exam, there is a money-back guarantee.

    Course Description:  The first half of this course introduces students to the field of healthcare.  This course introduces students to concepts that focus on facilitating basic healthcare skills to meet the needs of patients in various healthcare environments.  Trends, health acts, and guidelines are also considered. Infection control information and skills; body mechanics; and communication with the healthcare team are presented as part of this course.

    The second half of the course introduces students to concepts that focus on providing basic nursing skills to meet the needs of patients in various healthcare environments. The course covers the essential information and procedures that Nursing Assistants need to know and are required to be able to do in the nursing healthcare setting. The physiological, psychosocial, socio-cultural, and spiritual needs of patients in various healthcare environments are examined.  Acute care, long term care, assisted living, and death and dying are presented as part of this course.

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    Required Materials:


    Dugan, Diana. Nursing Assisting: A Foundation In Care Giving4th Ed.  Hartmann Publishing.

    Workbook for Nursing Assisting: A Foundation In Care Giving, 4th Ed. Hartmann Publishing.

    Completion of this Nursing Assistant course gives the student the knowledge base to write for the CNA certification exam in the State of Florida, Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota, and Montana.

    (Always check with your state Board of Nursing.)