The Clinical Nursing Aid (CNA) with Fitness course prepares students to become a CNA and begin their career path in Long Term Care or an Assisted Living facility. This course is designed to provide students with the complete healthcare knowledge base necessary to work in an entry level position in a facility. The course includes topics not only related to working as a nurse's aid, but emphasize's senior fitness. Students do not receive certification simply by taking this course: they must sit for their state’s certification exam. Each student must also complete the clinical hour requirements for his/her particular state, as well as obtain a criminal background check, CPR certification, TB testing, and other screenings as required by his/her state. This program is not approved at the state level and students should check their home states requirements prior to enrolling.
The Clinical Nurse Aid course will address the following primary course objectives:
• Demonstrate basic knowledge of the laws and regulations that affect the roles and responsibilities of the healthcare assistant within healthcare systems
• Demonstrate basic knowledge of effective communication skills necessary to function as a member of the healthcare team, as well as demonstrate basic technical and communication skills that facilitate an optimal level of functioning of the client, recognizing individual, cultural, and religious diversity
• Demonstrate basic knowledge of procedures and techniques to promote infection control and the prevention of the spread of microorganisms
• Demonstrate the ability to identify and use safety and emergency procedures
• Demonstrate basic knowledge of body systems, basic anatomy, common disease processes, and the aging process
• Demonstrate basic knowledge of vital signs and other body measurements
• Demonstrate basic knowledge of principles and skills of restorative nursing in providing client care, while also using proper body mechanics.
• Identify elements of a client’s physical environment and the client’s interaction with his/her environment
• Identify proper procedures and techniques used for providing personal care to clients, including but not limited to ADLs, bathing, skin care, nutrition and feeding, elimination, range of motion, positioning, and mobility
• Identify psychosocial characteristics of all clients, including those with physical and cognitive impairments
• Demonstrate basic knowledge of delivering sensitive care to the dying client and client’s family
• Identify behaviors that maintain and respect client and client’s family rights and promote client independence, regardless of race, religion, life-style, sexual preference, disease process, or ability to pay
•Socio-Physiological Aspects of Aging
•Exercise and Aging for Special Populations
•Designing Older Adult Exercise Programs
The target audience for the Clinical Nursing Assistant course includes entry-level workers looking to quickly start a career in the Long Term Care and Assisted Living healthcare field.
This class supported by an Educational Mentor. Our educational mentors have worked or are working in the subject they mentor. Educational Mentors reviews student work, student progress, and interacts with students as needed. They respond to any questions or concerns you might have, as well as encouraging and motivating you to succeed.
This program does not require any additional purchases of supplementary materials.