Nursing Assistant Specialist Certificate Program

MyCAA Course Information

Course Code: MYCAA-NA2
Program Duration: 9 Months
Course Level: Advanced
Mentor Supported: Yes

Course Overview

This training program combines a two course training track:

Medical Terminology

Nursing Assistant

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.

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Program Objectives

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

Job Outlook

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.

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