Course Recommendations for Nursing Assistant - Home Health Aide at Riverland Community College - Riverland

Nursing Assistant / Home Health Aide

Required Core Courses

  Course # Course Name Credits  
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Nursing Assistant/Home Health Aide

This course emphasizes the role of the nursing assistant and home health aide as a valuable member of any health care team.  This course introduces concepts of basic human needs, acquaints students with the philosophy of home health and teaches basic nursing skills that will be demonstrated and practiced in the laboratory setting.  This course focuses on personal care, nutrition/feeding, elimination, clean and safe environment, communication, vital signs, body mechanics, death and dying, and principles related to long term and home health care.  Upon successful completion of classroom/lab studies, the student will participate in a clinical experience caring for the geriatric client.  Background study checks will be conducted.  Successful students will be eligible to take the Nurse Aide/Home Health Aide competency examination for certification and placement on the Minnesota Nursing Assistant Registry.  This course meets application requirements for the Riverland Community College nursing program. 

(4Cr – 2 lect, 2 lab)


Last Updated: December 17, 2012