Clinical - Nursing Assistant/Aide

Clinical - Nursing Assistant/Aide


CE Summer 2011
06/12/2011 - 07/24/2011

Course Information

Section 305
FSu 08:00 - 16:30

Gwendolyn Orange

Section 301

Carolyn Morse Jacobs

Section 311

Carolyn Morse Jacobs

Section 311

Dion Davis

Section 303

Carolyn Morse Jacobs

Office Hours

No office hours have been entered for this term

Student Learning Outcomes/Learning Objectives

This ia an 88-contact-hour course approved by the Nurse Aide Registry and Training Program of the Texas Department of Health designed to provide entry-level employment and can be the foundation for a career in health care. The focus is to prepare nursing assistants to achieve a level of knowledge, skills and abilities essential to provide basic care to residents of long-term and/or acute care facilities. Topics include resident’s rights, communication, safety, observation, reporting and assisting residents in maintaining basic comfort and safety. Emphasis is on effective interaction with members of the health care team. Successful completion of course objectives qualifies the student to apply to take the National Registry Examination.

Course Requirements

PLease refer to the following site for course details.  Links for faculty as given with registration may not be accurate a this information is continually updated.   *NURSE 1060 (clinical) has a co-requirment of NURA 1001 (classroom)

NURA 1001 Nurse Aide/ NURA 1060 Nurse Aide Clinical

The links you will find most helpful are:

  • Course Listing(found top middle)
  • Schedule(found on the left—under Program Information)
  • Important Application Information(found in yellow box—middle)

Students must follow guidelines regarding current immunizations; TB skin test, Criminal Background checks as found on the above site.  

Student must purchase: Nursing Assistant’s Handbook, and Nursing Assistant’s Workbook, Hartman Publishing Inc. Books may be purchased at the Bookstore at Eastview Campus, Bldg. 2000, (512) 927-1619; or Northridge Campus, (512) 834-9366, Bldg. 4000.  Students are required to have a uniform or scrub suit, comfortable professional nursing shoes, a watch with a second hand, gait belt, blood pressure cuff and a stethoscope prior to attending the clinical facility. Supplies may be purchased at the ACC Bookstore or at any durable medical supply store. A name tag is provided by the college.

Contact  Elizabeth Huss RN, BSN at 512.223.7271 office; for more information    

Course Subjects

Topics covered within the course include the following.  Clinical component is the application of these skills with an actual clinical setting.

  1. Provide basic care to residents in long-term care facilities.
  2. Assist residents in maintaining maximum functional independence.
  3. Support and promote the rights of residents.
  4. Provide safety and preventive measures in the care of residents.
  5. Demonstrate skill in observing and reporting.
  6. Function effectively as a member of a Health Care Team.
  7. Communicate effectively with residents and their families regarding the psychosocial needs of the resident



Readings will be assigned as required.