Geriatric Advanced Nursing Assistant

Geriatric Advanced Nursing Assistant - Certificate

Recommended Course Sequence

Core Courses

Course Title Credits
GERI 1000 Memory Care in the Aging Adult
Description
GERI 1000 This course is an introduction to the aging adult and memory impairment. Care givers will increase their understanding of memory impairment, making it easier for staff/care givers to relate with patients who have Alzheimer's or memory impairment. Improve communication and acceptance naturally creates a higher quality of life for the person who has Alzheimer's or memory impairment. This program defines Alzheimer's disease and its effects and teaches positive communication techniques that allow entry level caregivers the ability to respond with more flexibility and consideration.

Credits: 3

Effective Dates: 05/22/2013 - 12/31/9999

Course Outline: GERI1000

3
GERI 1100 Pysiological Changes in the Aging Adult
Description
GERI 1100 This course will enable the student to understand the influence caregivers have in the quality and safety of healthcare for aging adults. The student will be able to identify common physical and psychosocial characteristics associated with the aging adult. The student will gain knowledge necessary to plan and provide optimal entry level care for aging adults.

Credits: 3

Effective Dates: 05/22/2013 - 12/31/9999

Course Outline: GERI1100

3
HEAL 1502 Medical Terminology
Description
HEAL 1502 This course is an introduction to building medical terms and learning the meanings. Students will learn combining forms, word roots, prefixes and suffixes, and how these word parts apply to building medical terms. Students will also learn common medical abbreviations and symbols.

Credits: 2

Effective Dates: 01/07/2002 - 12/31/9999

Course Outline: HEAL1502

2
NATM 1500 Nursing Assistant/Trained Medication Aide
Description
NATM 1500 This course introduces concepts of basic human needs and the function of the nursing assistant in long term care and or home health care. Basic nursing skills will be demonstrated and practiced in the laboratory setting. Upon successful completion of classroom studies, the student will participate in 24 hours of supervised clinical experience in a long term care setting. This state-approved program provides an overview of the requirements concerning medications and their administration. Other topics include legal criteria, medical abbreviations, measurements, use of the Physician's Desk Reference (PDR), and overview of body systems and drug classifications. Administration of medications via oral, eye, ear, rectal, and topical routes will also be covered. This course is a prerequisite for the Practical Nursing Program. It meets the objectives of Federal State Statutory requirements for nursing assistant training. Individuals who provide direct contact services to clients of licensed facilities are required to have complete criminal background studies. Disqualified persons will not be permitted to work in these facilities.

Credits: 8

Effective Dates: 08/26/2013 - 12/31/9999

Course Outline: NATM1500

8
Total Core Credits: 16
Total Program Credits: 16