Nature of Work
- Personal care (bathing, showering, shaving, toileting or providing oral hygiene)
- Nutrition (feeding, giving fluids)
- Environmental care (changing bed linens, maintaining cleanliness of the general patient/resident surroundings)
- Mobility (transferring a patient/resident from the bed to a chair or wheelchair, walking or performing range of motion exercises).
- Describe the organization of healthcare facilities and the roles of the interdisciplinary healthcare team
- Identify the responsibilities of the registered nurse, licensed practical nurse and nursing assistant in a variety of settings
- Apply nursing assistant theoretical knowledge in providing basic healthcare services
- Perform essential nursing assistant clinical skills
- Use accurate and appropriate communication with members of the healthcare team
- Employ ethical and moral behaviors, and the characteristics of honesty, responsibility and caring in the provision of patient/resident care
- Carry out and follow up on patient/resident care tasks as delegated by the nurse
- Placement testing scores of 64 for English/Reading and 77% for Arithmetic with two (2) attempts at passing
- Successful completion of NUR 104 Socialization into Nursing Assistant Career with a grade of "C" or better
- 16 years of age of older
- Ability to speak and read English
- Successfully pass mandatory criminal background check (required by Illinois Department of Public Health-IDPH)
Method of Evaluation
- The student must pass theory with a minimum grade of: C (78%) or better (A=93-100, B=86-92, C=78-85).
- The student must receive an S (satisfactory) in clinical and laboratory skills.