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Certified Nurse Assistant
Theory and basic nursing care skills will be taught with an emphasis being placed on the psychosocial-cultural approach to patient care. This course will prepare the student to function in the traditional nursing assistant role in hospitals, home health agencies and long term care facilities. At the successful completion of the course, the student will be eligible for the Certified Nursing Assistant Examination. The course includes both 60 hours classroom theory and 90 hours of laboratory experience and applied learning in patient care situations.
The goal of the nursing assistant course is to prepare individuals for employment as certified nursing assistants, as well as to introduce the role of nursing. Completion of the course does not guarantee certification. The competency evaluation for certification requires a fee and may be taken after a student completes the instructional program. See www.prometric.com for more information.
The graduate of the nursing assistant course and following certification as a CNA is prepared to enter practice as an individual who can give basic nursing care under the supervision of an RN or LPN/LVN. As a nursing assistant the graduate will function in assisting the nurse to meet the hygiene, safety, nutrition, exercise, and elimination and oxygen needs of patients, clients and residents. As a member of the health profession, the graduate of the WNMU Nursing Assistant program will practice within the ethical and legal framework and assume responsibility for self-development and his/her own practice.
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School of Nursing
PO Box 680 / 1000 W College Av
Silver City, NM 88061