Cochise College

CATALOG 2015-16

HLT 109 ‡ Nursing Assistant (5)

Prerequisite(s): Appropriate placement test score or MAT 071; appropriate placement test score or RDG 020A; and current American Heart Association CPR and First Aid certification for healthcare providers or concurrent enrollment in HLT 111.

Approved by the Arizona State Board of Nursing to prepare students for nursing assistant certification. Emphasis is on communication, patient safety, anatomy and physiology, specific patient-care skills, and patient rights. Included are the nursing process and the legal and professional responsibilities of the nursing assistant. Also covers the basic physical, psychosocial, and cultural needs of all patients, with special emphasis on the geriatric population.

3 hours lecture, 6 hours laboratory.