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Nurse Aide – Diploma

Credential: Diploma
Code: D45970

The Therapeutic and Diagnostic Services Diploma provides students with skills for Planning, managing, and providing therapeutic services, diagnostic services, health informatics, support services, and biotechnology research and development.

Nurse Aide:
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, household environment and equipment management, family resources and services, and employment skills.

Upon completion, the student may be eligible for listing as a Nurse Aide I and other selected Nurse Aide registries as determined by the local program of study.

To qualify for admission into this program, the applicant must have a high school diploma or the equivalent. Applicable fees are attached to NAS courses in this program and the student is required to purchase uniforms.

Curriculum

Course Prefix, No. Title Class Lab Clinical Credit
Fall Semester
NAS 101 Nurse Aide I 3 4 3 6
PSY 150 General Psychology 3 0 0 3
BIO 111 General Biology 3 3 0 4
ENG 111 Writing & Inquiry 3 0 0 3
HSC 110 Orientation to Health Careers 1 0 0 1
HEA 112 First Aid & CPR 1 2 0 2
Total Hours Per Week 14 9 3 19
Spring Semester
NAS 102 Nurse Aide II 3 2 6 6
BIO 168 Anatomy & Physiology I 3 3 0 4
CIS 110 Intro to Computers 2 2 0 3
HUM 115 Critical Thinking 3 0 0 3
Total Hours Per Week 11 7 6 16
Summer Semester
PSY 241 Developmental Psych 3 0 0 3
SEMESTER HOURS REQUIRED TO GRADUATE
GENERAL EDUCATION COURSES 6
MAJOR COURSES 15
OTHER REQUIRED COURSES 17
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS 38