Nursing Assistant Career Prep

Hours: 330 / Access Length: 12 Months / Delivery: Online, Self-Paced
Retail Price: $1,625.00

Course Overview:

Nursing Assistants are important members of the patient care team.  They are directly responsible for providing patients with compassionate care through assistance with daily self-care tasks such as dressing, bathing, and feeding, as well as assistance with diagnostic procedures and general treatments.  This course will provide a comprehensive overview of the nursing assistant profession, with instruction in all areas of patient care, patient management, and body system functions.  Students will learn how to provide daily care to patients, as well as how to assist with technical treatments and basic diagnostic procedures such as vital sign assessment and pain identification.  When a student completes this course, the student will be prepared to apply their skills to a clinical setting as a nursing assistant.  

Please note that the individual state requirements may vary.  Students will be responsible to check with their state’s governing body for state specific requirements.

About ProTrain:

ProTrain is committed to offering world class interactive online courses that provide training and learning support for the student in a number of ways during their experience. The ProTrain course structure has been developed to provide activities to guide students throughout the entire process of learning. Learning activities include hands-on assignments that allow students to use what they are learning to allow better transferable skills within their work environments; and collaborative assignments, like wikis and discussion groups that allow them to share what they have learned with others in the same course.

While a student learns, they are not alone. Each student will receive guidance and support from his or her assigned Training Assessment Manager (TAM) and Student Services Specialist (SSS) representative. In addition, we will offer live monthly webinars and feedback sessions for various subject categories. Throughout the entire course, students are monitored by the SSS representative using progress reporting from the ProTrain Registration System (PRS).

ProTrain will provide Students who successfully complete their online certification programs and pass their industry level certification exams the access to the new ProTrain Education-2-Employment Career Tracker system. The Career Tracker will allow our students who pass exams to load their own resumes at no additional cost, and letting industry employers find their talent through the same database.

Curriculum Developer Biography:

Willow Nolland is an expert in education and eLearning, with more than ten years of experience in curriculum development and instructional design. She has worked in higher education for over twelve years, and has developed numerous courses and has been involved in curriculum development across disciplines. She has experience with academic program development and coordination, curriculum development, student learning outcomes, educational partnerships, and student development. In addition, she has developed and administered professional development programs for various groups, including teachers, counselors, healthcare workers and members of private industry. She is a certified Quality Matters Reviewer and has taken graduate courses in online course development. She designs and teaches online courses at the college level and is proficient in a variety of course management systems. She has helped educators redesign their courses to transition them from a face-to-face format to an online format, and has provided course editing assistance to others. As a freelance instructional designer and curriculum developer, her projects have included course editing and redesign of online continuing education courses for nurses, CEU curriculum development for healthcare workers and teachers, and course review and editing for various colleges and universities.

Course Outline:

Lesson 1: Overview of the Nursing Assistant

In this lesson, you will learn about the role of the nursing assistant.  In the first section, you will learn about the health care system and the nursing assistant's role within that system.  You will learn about ethical and legal aspects of patient care, as well as the necessary communication skills needed to work effectively with patients.  You will also learn about the different types of patients you will work with, and the common medical terminology used in the healthcare setting.  Upon completion of this lesson, you will have a thorough understanding of the role of the nursing assistant.

Lesson 2: Patient Care and Safety

In this lesson, you will learn about patient care and safety.  You will learn about infection control methods and patient safety requirements.  You will also learn about the basics of patient care, including body mechanics and patient positioning.  Upon completion of this lesson, you will have a thorough understanding of the basics of patient care and will be fully prepared to apply your skills to a position in a healthcare facility.  

Lesson 3: General Patient Management

In this lesson you will learn about general patient management.  You will learn how to maintain the patient's room, including bedmaking methods and procedures.  You will also learn about admitting, transferring, and discharging patients.  Upon completion of this lesson you will have a thorough understanding of general patient management.

Lesson 4: Overview of Human Functions

In this lesson, you will receive an overview of basic human functions.  First, you will learn about the human body and how it functions.  From there, you will learn about growth and development throughout the lifespan.  Upon completion of this lesson, you will have a thorough understanding of the basic functions of the human body.

Lesson 5: Body System I

In this lesson, you will begin learning about the different body systems and common disorders for each.  In the first section, you will learn about the musculoskeletal and integumentary systems and their basic functions.  In the second section, you will learn about the circulatory and gastrointestinal systems.  Upon completion of this lesson, you will have a thorough understanding of these body systems and their basic functions, as well as the disorders that are common to each.

Lesson 6: Body System II

In this lesson, you will learn about the urinary, endocrine, reproductive, and nervous systems.  You will also learn about patient nutrition and specimen collection.  Upon completion of this lesson, you will be able to describe the role of patient nutrition and the specimen collection process and identify the components of the urinary, endocrine, reproductive, and nervous systems.

Lesson 7: Special Services

In this lesson, you will learn about the different special services that are provided during a patient’s stay.  First, you will learn about emergency care services.  In the second section, you will learn about special procedures and care of surgical patient.  Upon completion of this lesson, you will have a thorough understanding of the different special services that a patient receives.

Lesson 8: Special Populations

In this lesson, you will learn about special populations and alternate care arrangements.  First, you will learn about patients with special needs, such as cancer, immune system disorders, mental illness and substance abuse. You will also learn about alternate care arrangements such as long-term care facilities and rehabilitation centers.  In the second section, you will learn about working with infants and the elderly. Upon completion of this lesson, you will have the knowledge and skills necessary to work with special populations and those in alternate care facilities.

All necessary materials are included.

System Requirements:

Internet Connectivity Requirements:
  • Cable and DSL internet connections are recommended.

Hardware Requirements:
  • Minimum Pentium 400 Mhz CPU or G3 Macintosh. 1 GHz or greater CPU recommended.
  • 256MB RAM minimum. 1 GB RAM recommended.
  • 800x600 video resolution minimum. 1025x768 recommended.
  • Speakers/Headphones to listen to Dialogue steaming audio sessions.
  • A microphone to speak in Dialogue streaming audio sessions.
Operating System Requirements:
  • Windows Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, 9, 10
  • Mac OSX 10 or higher.
  • OpenSUSE Linux 9.2 or higher.
Web Browser Requirements:
  • Google Chrome is recommended.
  • Firefox 13.x or greater.
  • Internet Explorer 6.x or greater.
  • Safari 3.2.2 or greater.
Software Requirements:
  • Adobe Flash Player 6 or greater.
  • Oracle Java 7 or greater.
  • Adobe Reader 7 or greater.
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  • Accept Cookies
  • Disable Pop-up Blocker.

**Outlines are subject to change, as courses and materials are updated.**