PCTA1110 : Nurse Assistant Externship

This course allows students to perform, in an actual clinical setting, basic nurse assistant skills and measures, as well as the therapeutic communication skills discussed in the classroom. Students incorporate the beginning communication skills to establish purposeful and caring relationships with selected residents, as well as collaboration in the planning and implementing specific basic nurse assistant measures and skills to meet residents' identified needs. The clinical component emphasizes the application of scientific principles, the nursing process, skill competency, caring, and the ethical and legal responsibilities of the nurse assistant.

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HPRS1313, PCTA1310

PCTA1310 : Nurse Assistant Skills

This course is designed to supply the student with information pertinent to their role as a member of the health care team. It combines lecture and hands-on lab time under the direct supervision of a Program Instructor to provide the trainee with the basic knowledge and skills needed to meet a patient’s health needs. Emphasis is placed on basic human needs, safety factors, caring, the appropriate use of medical terminology, as well as planning and implementing patient care skills.

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