Spring Semester 2019 Catalog

Nurse Aide, Technical Certificate of Credit

Overview

Offered at the Augusta, Waynesboro, and Thomson campuses

Entrance Dates: Fall and Spring: Waynesboro
Fall: Augusta and Thomson
Augusta: To be announced
Length of Program: One Term
Credit Hours Required for Graduation: 13

Admission: Admission to the Nurse Aide Program can be obtained through achieving the established minimum score on the ASSET or ACCUPLACER exam. A high school diploma or GED is required for program admission.

Program Description: This program prepares the students with classroom training and practice as well as the clinical experiences necessary to care for patients in various settings including general medical and surgical hospitals, nursing care facilities, community care facilities for the elderly, and home health care services. Students who successfully complete the program may be eligible to sit for the National Nurse Aide Assessment program (NNAAP) which determines competency to become in the State nurse aide registry.

Employment Opportunities: Graduates are in demand for employment in nursing homes, home health agencies, and hospitals. Georgia State Law requires nursing homes to perform background checks on prospective employees to determine prior offenses and/or felonies. Such searches could influence the employability of Nurse aide graduates.

Curriculum Outline

Occupational Courses, 13 credits

ALHS 1060DIET/NUTRITION - ALLIED HEALTH

2

ALHS 1090MED TERM/ALLIED HEALTH SCIENCE

2

NAST 1100Nurse Aide Fundamentals

6

ALHS 1040INTRODUCTION TO HEALTH CARE

3

Notes:

  • A grade of “C” or higher is required for all courses.
  • ALHS 1040, ALHS 1060, and ALHS 1090 must be completed with a grade of a “C” or higher in order to enroll in NAST 1100.
  • ALHS prefix courses older than five years cannot be used as prerequisite credit for NAST 1100.
  • Prior to participation in campus/clinical labs, students are required to submit completed medical and dental examination forms. All required immunizations, including Hepatitis B, must be accompanied by documentation. Students who refuse to take the Hepatitis B vaccination series must sign a declination form and be aware that clinical practicum sites may refuse them an opportunity to gain clinical experience.
  • Conviction of a felony or gross misdemeanor may prohibit employment in field and may make a student ineligible to take licensing/certification exam(s) required for the profession. A background check and/or drug screen may be required by some agencies before a student attends a clinical practicum. For more information, contact the appropriate program advisor.

    A student must complete the program to be eligible to apply to take the certification exam

  • Student activities associated with the curriculum, especially while students are completing his or her clinical rotations, will be educational in nature. Students will not be receiving monetary remuneration during this educational experience, nor will he or she be substituted for hired staff personnel within the clinical institution in the capacity of a patient care assistant or nursing assistant.
  • Prior to participation in campus/clinical labs, students are required to show proof of current health insurance. Students who cannot show proof of health insurance need to be aware that clinical practicum sites may refuse to allow them the opportunity to gain clinical experience at their facility.

Guided Pathway

Augusta Day Program

PROGRAM NAME: Nurse Aide (Stand Alone)

AWARD: Technical Certificate of Credit

CAMPUS: Augusta Day Program

Year 1 Fall Semester

ALHS 1040INTRODUCTION TO HEALTH CARE

3

ALHS 1060DIET/NUTRITION - ALLIED HEALTH

2

ALHS 1090MED TERM/ALLIED HEALTH SCIENCE

2

NAST 1100Nurse Aide Fundamentals

6

*Refer to the College catalog for course prerequisite requirements.

Students who choose to not follow the Course Sequence listed above may not be able to complete the program in the number of semesters shown above.

The Augusta Technical College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender or disability. For information on Title IX, contact the Title IX Coordinator, Shannon Patterson at (706) 771-4013 or in Building 100. For information on ADA/504, contact the ADA/504 Coordinator, Karissa D. Wright, at (706) 7714067 or go to the Counseling Center in Building 1300.

Thomson Day Program

PROGRAM NAME: Nurse Aide (Stand Alone)

AWARD: Technical Certificate of Credit

CAMPUS: Thomson Day Program

Year 1 Fall Semester

ALHS 1040INTRODUCTION TO HEALTH CARE

3

ALHS 1060DIET/NUTRITION - ALLIED HEALTH

2

ALHS 1090MED TERM/ALLIED HEALTH SCIENCE

2

NAST 1100Nurse Aide Fundamentals

6

Note: Please call for course availability.

*Refer to the College catalog for course prerequisite requirements.

Students who choose to not follow the Course Sequence listed above may not be able to complete the program in the number of semesters shown above.

The Augusta Technical College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender or disability. For information on Title IX, contact the Title IX Coordinator, Shannon Patterson at (706) 771-4013 or in Building 100. For information on ADA/504, contact the ADA/504 Coordinator, Karissa D. Wright, at (706) 7714067 or go to the Counseling Center in Building 1300.

Accreditation

The Nurse Aide Program is approved by the Georgia Medical Care Foundation, State of Georgia Department of Medical Assistance.