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Course Number: NUR 102
Course Title: Certified Nursing Assistant Level 2: Acute Care
Credit Hours: 6
Lecture Hours: 40
Lecture/Lab Hours: 20
Lab Hours: 30
Special Fee: none

Course Description

Covers knowledge and skills necessary for a Certified Nursing Assistant Level 2 to work in a variety of healthcare environments including acute care environments. This course meets the Oregon State Board of Nursing (OSBN) requirements for the Certified Nursing Assistant 2 registry.

Intended Outcomes for the Course

  1. Deliver healthcare with relevant cultural knowledge and communicate between people from culturally diverse backgrounds using therapeutic and professional communication techniques in the clinical setting.
  2. Recognize and report normal and abnormal patterns in clinical findings and behaviors of clients to members of the health care team.
  3. Provide care through adherence to clients’ plan of care through taking action within designated responsibilities and as directed by the Registered Nurse.
  4. Demonstrate person-centered care by meeting the individual person’s needs, preferences and abilities.
  5. Demonstrate proficiency in skills related to common disease processes and conditions that affect body system function and the person functional ability.
  6. Apply proper use of diagnostic, safety, and therapeutic devices within the Nursing Assistant’s scope of care.
  7. Distinguish between personal and professional values and legal/ethical responsibilities in practice.

Course Activities and Design

  1. Lecture: online skills modules
  2. Skills practice lab with patient scenario simulation
  3. Clinical practice
  4. Clinical post-conference

Outcome Assessment Strategies

  1. Multiple choice exams that require integration, application, and critical examination of material covered in the course
  2. Satisfactory completion of all quizzes with an 85% or higher
  3. Formative and summative skills lab performance evaluation
  4. Formative and summative clinical performance evaluation

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

  1. Observation, reporting and documentation of patients’ clinical status
  2. Effective communication skills with patients and other health care team members
  3. Anatomy and Physiology and treatment of disease processes including: cardiovascular, digestive, endocrine, immune, integumentary, mental health, musculoskeletal, nervous, reproductive, respiratory and urinary systems.
  4. Care of the surgical patient: normal healing process, signs and symptoms to monitor for and preventing complications
  5. Clinical Competencies as outlined by the Oregon State Board of Nursing for the CNA 2 in acute care.
  6. Professional conduct in the clinical setting