Certified Nursing Assistant Training

Course Number: 
CNA 102
Course Credits: 
Course Description: 

The learner is introduced to basic nursing care, resident rights, safety and emergency nursing procedures. Principles of therapeutic relationships and client care are presented as well as the legal/ethical issues related to nursing assistant practice. Students demonstrate competencies required to assist in giving basic nursing care to patients in long-term care agencies under the supervision of the instructor or licensed nursing staff. CPR certification (8 hours) are included. 5 lecture hours and 8 lab hours.

Course Prerequisites: 

Prerequisite: Students must complete Washington State Highway Patrol Criminal Background Check; provide documentation of TB skin te st/ches t X-ray and Hepatitis B immunization, and seasonal influenza vaccination; and instructor permission.

Course Outcomes: 
  • Demonstrates basic technical skills that facilitate an optimal level of functioning for the client, recognizing individual, cultural, and religious diversity.
  • Provide personal care to clients.
  • Identify psychosocial characteristics of all clients including persons with mental retardation, mental illness, dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, and related disorders.
  • Incorporates principles and skills of restorative nursing in providing care.
  • Demonstrate behaviors that maintain and respect client rights and promote clients’ independence, regardless of race, religion, life-style, sexual preference, disease process, or ability to pay.
  • Use effective communication skills in order to function as a member of the nursing team.
  • Use procedures and techniques to prevent the spread of microorganisms.
  • Demonstrates the ability to identify and use safety and emergency procedures.
  • Deliver sensitive care to the dying patient and the family.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of and is responsive to the laws and regulations that affect his/her practice including but not limited client abuse and neglect, client complaint procedures, workers right to know, and the Uniform Disciplinary Act.