After completing this course, you should be able to:Identify and apply basic word structure Identify body systems, body cavities, and planes of the body Define common prefixes Identify diagnostic and procedural suffixes Comprehend medical specialists and case reports Identify the core elements of the nursing profession Define the systems of the body and their major diseases Identify strategies for communicating with and understanding patients Identify strategies to prevent infection control Identify the steps to take vitals and provide patient care
This training program combines a two course training track along with 8 additional professional development courses:
Communication Skills for Healthcare Pro
Communicating Face to Face
Caring for Clients who are terminally ill
First Aide Refresher
Developing Resilience in victim services
Global Health and Aging
Substance related and addictive disorder
Pain, hope thru research
Nursing assistants, also known as nurses aides, orderlies or patient care technicians work under the supervision of a nurse to provide assistance to patients with daily living tasks. Working closely with patients, nursing assistants are responsible for basic care services such as bathing, grooming and feeding patients, assisting nurses with medical equipment, and checking patient vital signs. Nursing assistants give patients important social and emotional support and also provide vital information on patient conditions to nurses.
After completing this course, you should be able to:
Identify and apply basic word structure
Identify body systems, body cavities, and planes of the body
Define common prefixes
Identify diagnostic and procedural suffixes
Comprehend medical specialists and case reports
Identify the core elements of the nursing profession
Define the systems of the body and their major diseases
Identify strategies for communicating with and understanding patients
Identify strategies to prevent infection control
Identify the steps to take vitals and provide patient care
List steps in the communication process
Describe verbal, nonverbal, and paraverbal communications
Explain how to best communicate with other health care workers
State how to best communicate with patients, clients, and residents
Explain empathetic listening
Employment of nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants is expected to grow by 20 percent from 2010 to 2020, faster than the average for all occupations. Because of the growing elderly population, many nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants will be needed in long-term care facilities, such as nursing homes.
If you've ever thought about becoming a nursing assistant, this in-depth curriculum could help you learn important fundamental, practical skills involved in a career as a nursing assistant. During this course you will first quickly master the basics of medical terminology and begin speaking and writing terms almost immediately! This course omits time-consuming, nonessential information and helps you build a working medical vocabulary of the most frequently encountered suffixes, prefixes, and word roots. With all this plus medical animations, word games, and flash cards on the companion website, you'll be amazed at how easily medical terminology becomes part of your vocabulary. In addition to the two comprehensive courses there are 8 additional professional development courses that will enhance your communication skills within the healthcare community. Unlike other online nursing classes, our program lets you study at home at a time and place that is most comfortable to you.
What are my payment options?
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What is difference between a certificate and a certification?
By successfully completing a course through one of our college or university partners the student is awarded a Certificate of Completion from the institution. If there is a state or national exam that the course is preparing a student for, the proper certifying body will be indicated and that association will proctor and award any type of certification. This is the student’s responsibility, although ECA is here to help guide our students in the right direction.
Does this course translate in to college credit?
Through our college and university partners, ECA offers non-credit certificate programs.
How long do access to my complete my course?
Access will begin on your start date and end on your end date unless otherwise specified. If you are falling behind in your course please contact an Education Consultant to talk about your options.
When are the course start dates?
The course start dates are determined by the student due to open-enrollment.
Is the Certification exam included in the course?
The certification exam is not included in the cost of the course unless otherwise specified in the course education and training plan.
Upon successful completion of our Nursing Assistant course, students may be prepared to sit for state certification. Each state has its own regulations. Visit http://www.cna-network.org to view a state association list.
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