Course Description: This course is designed to meet the terminal competency requirements of the Colorado State Board of Nursing by preparing students with knowledge and skills necessary to perform patient and/or resident care in the role of a nurse aide. Students learn effective communication and skills to interact competently with clients and the interdisciplinary team on a one-on-one basis; sensitivity to clients’ emotional, social, and mental health needs; the ability to recognize each individual’s capabilities in regards to ADLs, hygiene, grooming, nutrition, and elimination; knowledge and skills that support and promote each client’s rights as well as respect for the client as an individual; appropriate observational and documentation skills needed in the assessment of clients’ health, physical condition and well-being; the role of a nurse aide within the healthcare team; and skills required by the State Board of Nursing Chapter 11 Rules & Regulations for Approval of Nurse Aide Training Programs.
Certification: Colorado Certified Nurse Aide
Test Alignment: NNAAP Nurse Aide – Pearson Vue
-NCHSE: National Health Science Standards
-HOSA: HOSA – Future Health Professionals
-CSS: Colorado State Standards
-PWR: Postsecondary and Workforce Readiness
-DORA: Department of Regulatory Agencies – Colorado State Board of Nursing – Nurse Aide Programs