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CIP Code - 511614

Mission

The mission of the Technical Competency Area in Nurse Assistant is to provide the educational and clinical tools necessary to become a certified Nurse Assistant, allowing the graduate to obtain gainful employment in health care facilities and to contribute to the overall economic development and workforce needs of the state.

Program Description

The Technical Competency Area in Nurse Assistant prepares students for employment in long-term care facilities, home health agencies, acute care facilities, and hospitals where basic bedside nursing care is needed. Classroom instruction includes an introduction to health care, essential OBRA skills required for certification, body structure and function, and the job-seeking process, with an introduction to computer skills, as it relates to the health care industry. Students participate in clinical activities at approved facilities under the supervision of the instructor. Upon successful completion of this program the student is qualified for universal certification and employment in the areas of long-term care, home health care, and acute care.

Learning Outcomes

Graduates of this program will be able to:
Demonstrate knowledge and skills necessary to function efficiently as a member of the health care team as identified by the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals Louisiana Register and the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act.
Demonstrate knowledge and skills necessary to function as a member of the health care team.
Explain how the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) compliance regulation impacts workers in the health care industry.
Interact with clients, their support persons, and the health care team using appropriate communication techniques.
Institute and maintain principles of infection control.
Demonstrate professionalism and ethical conduct in the workplace.
Become employed in the healthcare industry.

Degree Requirements

Course

Course Title

Lec Hrs

Lab Hrs

Tot Cr Hrs

Clock Hrs

HNUR1211

NURSING FUNDAMENTALS I

3

1

4

75

HCOR1212

SKILLS APPLICATION

0

1

1

80

TCA - Nurse Assistant

 

5

155

Or

 

HCOR1213

NURSE ASSISTANT REFRESHER COURSE

3

1

4

90

Enrollment in HCOR 1213 will require proof of attainment of previous Nurse Assistant certification.

 

TCA - Nurse Assistant

 

4

90

Optional Elective

 

CSRV1000

CUSTOMER SERVICE

3

0

3

45

CSRV2000

CUSTOMER SERVICE & SALES

3

0

3

45

ENTP1000

FOUNDATIONS OF ENTREPRENEURSHIP

3

0

3

45

The following courses may not be substituted for the above requirements.

 

HCOR2991

SPECIAL PROJECTS I

0

1

1

30

HCOR2993

SPECIAL PROJECTS II

0

2

2

60

HCOR2995

SPECIAL PROJECTS III

0

3

3

90

HCOR2996

SPECIAL PROJECTS IV

3

0

3

45

HCOR2997

SPECIAL PROJECTS V

1

0

1

15

 

Alternative Curriculum for Secondary Programs

 

 

 

 

HCOR1110

INTRODUCTION TO HEALTH CARE

1

0

1

15

HCOR1120

BASIC BODY STRUCTURE AND FUNCTION

2

0

2

30

HCOR1160

PROFESSIONALISM FOR HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS

1

0

1

15

HCOR1211

NURSING FUNDAMENTALS I

3

1

4

75

HCOR1212

SKILLS APPLICATION

0

1

1

80

 

TCA – Nurse Assistant

 

 

9

215