Licensed Nursing AssistantC0007302
Credits: BUHS 8, Sending Schools 2
Licensed nursing assistants (LNA) manage patient and resident physical, mental and emotional needs. They assist with daily living activities which include dressing, bathing, feeding, personal hygiene, range of motion and moving or positioning patients unable to meet these needs on their own. Students interested in providing this level of care need to be able to care for vulnerable individuals with integrity, dignity and maturity as well as have a strong work ethic. LNAs are a valued member of a healthcare team and are responsible for accurately measuring and documenting heart rate, respiration and blood pressure. LNA students will learn nursing assistant skills, normal physiologic and health parameters, effective teamwork, healthcare safety as well as how to communicate effectively and professionally. The WRCC LNA course is a Vermont state approved Nursing Assistant Educational Program that will prepare students for the national nursing assistant competency exam (NACE). Students who complete the educational program requirements of 90 hours of classroom education, 48 hours of classroom clinical lab practice and 40 hours of supervised direct care clinical rotations and earn a 75% course grade will be eligible to sit for the NACE licensing tests. Successful completion of NACE earns a student their nursing assistant license. With this nursing assistant license, students will be able to immediately apply for employment as nursing assistants, a career which is in high demand. Some college nursing program prefers students that hold the LNA credential for admission to their highly competitive programs. LNAs are employed in acute care setting, long term care and home care settings. Students have the opportunity to earn CPR certification and Nursing Assistant License prior to graduating from high school.
Successful completion of Biology, Medical Terminology, Human Growth & Development, Human Body Systems.
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