Start your healthcare career today! This 120-hour dual certificate will open many doors for you whether you want to work in a healthcare facility or home setting. You will learn about basic patient care, medical terminology, nutrition, patient care procedures, communication skills, basic anatomy, safety, and assisting with therapies. Nurse assistants are
often the primary caregivers and are in close contact with residents on a daily basis. In this course, you will also gain knowledge that will enable you to provide care to those who choose to live in their own homes or in residential facilities. You will learn about transferring patients, client observation, infection control in the home, and emergency procedures. Basic nursing skills will be taught through classroom lectures, nursing labs and clinical practice in a long-term care facility. You will get true on-the-job training with actual patients – a unique opportunity! We keep the class small so that you get valuable one-on-one attention. You will not only gain the knowledge and skills that will enable you to get a job, but you will feel confident in your ability to perform all the duties required as an employee.
Must be able to carry 50lbs., push/pull 25 lbs., climb stairs, stoop, and stand for long periods of time. Physician’s note required if student is pregnant, stating no restrictions on moving and lifting.