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Nursing Assistant Certificate

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The Nursing Assistant Certificate program prepares students to work as nursing assistants and prepares them to take the state competency exams leading to certification.

Credit Hours Required: 5

Note: There are special admission requirements for the Nursing Assistant Program, along with the following documentation: Skin test or chest x-ray negative for TB, or equivalent within 12 months; current DPS fingerprint clearance card; and CPR for the Healthcare Provider. Must be at least 16 years old. Call 928.771.6122 for details.

This certificate is not eligible for Federal Financial Aid. To explore other financial aid opportunities, please visit the YC Answer Center.

Program Requirements

Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the Nursing Assistant Certificate program, the learner will be able to:

  1. Apply basic nursing assistant skills safely. (AHS 114)
  2. Use restorative care skills and emergency procedures safely. (AHS 114)
  3. Utilize infection control principles and procedures. (AHS 114)
  4. Identify and report changes in the client's condition. (AHS 114)
  5. Describe and protect client rights. (AHS 114)
  6. Assist and promote client independence. (AHS 114)
  7. Apply the legal and ethical aspects of the nursing assistant role. (AHS 114)
  8. Employ effective written and verbal communication skills. (AHS 114)
  9. Adapt to individual client behaviors and needs. (AHS 114)
  10. Adapt to the unique needs of the client with cognitive impairment. (AHS 114)
  11. Describe the role of the nursing assistant as a member of the health care team. (AHS 114)
  12. Explain basic body structure and function. (AHS 114)
  13. Identify the signs and symptoms of common diseases. (AHS 114)

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