Sep 19, 2020  
NIACC Catalog 2018-2019 
    
NIACC Catalog 2018-2019 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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HSC - 130 Nurse Aide Theory


(2.5 s.h.)

Entrance Requirements: (1) Must be 16 years or older. (2) Strength and endurance to meet the Iowa Core Performance Standards for Health Care Career Programs, which include skills such as lifting and moving residents. (3) High school diploma or HSED (Note-if you are currently in high school, you must submit a letter of acknowledgment from your high school counselor). (4) Health History Self-Assessment. (5) Current immunization records are required prior to beginning clinical. Immunization requirements include a current TB test, Hepatitis B vaccine, or the signing of a hepatitis B vaccine waiver. (6) A criminal and adult abuse background check must be initiated prior to the start of the class. (7) A clear criminal and adult abuse check will be required prior to enter clinical; the cost is included in the tuition.  
Corequisite: HSC - 174 Nurse Aide Clinical .
The Nurse Aide Course has been revised to meet the training requirements of The Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1987 (OBRA) for aides working in nursing facilities (NF) and skilled nursing facilities (SNF). Emphasis in the course is on the students achieving a basic level of knowledge and demonstrating skills to provide safe, effective resident care. A minimum of 30 hours will be scheduled for a supervised clinical experience will be scheduled, following successful completion of theory. 

Lecture Hours: 30
Lab Hours: 25



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