Kaskaskia College will be offering a Certified Nurse Assistant class at the Vandalia Campus this fall.
The class will start August 22 and end November 21 and is scheduled to meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The registration number is NAST-160 VA01D. A mandatory orientation will be held Tuesday, August 15 at 10:00 a.m. at the KC Main Campus Nursing Building.
The Nurse Assistant course is a seven credit hour class that includes classroom and laboratory experiences. Units of instruction include: introduction to the health care system and the health care team, basic anatomy and physiology, abbreviations and common medical terminology, legal/ethical and spiritual aspects of care, growth and development, the patient and his/her environment, vital signs, aseptic techniques, bathing, feeding, nutrition, body mechanics, moving and transporting residents/patients. It will also include habilitation and rehabilitation, admission and discharge, collecting specimens, special procedures, observation, reporting and recording, death and dying, home care needs, and cardiopulmonary resuscitation. The course has been designed to enable the student to differentiate between the normal aging process and cognitive dysfunctional disease processes. The student will be introduced to the appropriate care and treatment modalities for individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias (Successful completion of the course qualifies the student to take the nursing certification examination).
For more information, please contact Mary Schulze at the Vandalia Campus at 283-1780 or Susan Rutledge-Jukes, Health Care Support Programs Administrator, at 618-545-3243. To register, please call the KC Advising Office at 545-3060.