ENMU-Roswell offers a Certificate of Employability in Nursing Assisting.
Nursing assistants are a part of the health care team whose purpose is to care for people who are ill or have impaired self-care capabilities. They work in hospital, nursing home, or home health care under the supervision of a professional nurse in carrying out patient care assignments.
Program Learning Outcomes
- Define the nursing assistant role as it relates to the interdisciplinary health care team in long-term care, hospitals and home health.
- Describe and utilize approaches to communicating with residents with special needs including cognitive impairment.
- Understand and effectively communicate the importance of both verbal and written communication.
- Demonstrate safe and effective care to include infection control practices.
- Demonstrate use of proper body mechanics to promote safety and prevent injury.
- Demonstrate understanding of medical terms and abbreviations.
- Obtain vital signs and properly record results.
- Identify importance of food and nutrition as it relates to health and well-being.
- Position, transfer and assist clients with ambulation and range of motion utilizing proper body mechanics.
- Assist clients with activities of daily living.