• Program:
  • Course: Nursing Assistant/Home Health Aide
  • Course #: NAHA1002
  • Total Credits: 5

Course Description

This state approved course introduces concepts of basic human needs, health and/or illness continuum and basic personal care skills. It includes theory with skills demonstrated in a supervised laboratory setting and 24 hours of clinical care of selected adult elders in a long term care (LTC) setting. The role of the nursing assistant in a LTC facility as well as working with various populations is discussed. In addition, the course provides an overview of the nursing assistant's role in home care. It identifies issues related to working in homes, including adjustments to delivering personal care, food and nutrition, and homemaking responsibilities. Upon successful completion of this course, the student is eligible to take the MN Nursing Assistant Competency Evaluation for NA/HHA. Individuals successfully completing this examination are placed on the MN Nursing Assistant/Home Health Aide Registry.

Course Evaluation

Refer to Course Syllabus for detailed information regarding the requirements and evaluation standards for this course. The Course Syllabus will be distributed the first week of the course.

Disability Services

Hennepin Technical College offers reasonable accommodations to qualified students with disabilities. If you have a documented disability that may require accommodations, contact the college’s Disability Services Director: Sara Laviolette at Brooklyn Park (763-488-2477) or Jean Kreutter at Eden Prairie (952-995-1544).

Course Goals

The following goals will be addressed in the course:
Identify general characteristics of aging and the effects on body systems
Differentiate between verbal and non-verbal communication techniques
Describe effective communication with population served, supervisor and co-workers
Identify situations requiring emergency action
Apply principles of infection control
Demonstrate personal care for select population
Demonstrate safe moving and transferring of select population
Identify factors which affect nutritional needs of select population
Identify factors that interfere with elimination needs of select population
Define dementia and strategies to effectively work with select population having this diagnosis

Credit Details
  • Lecture: 3
  • Lab: 2
  • MnTC Goal: 0
Course Details
  • Prerequisites: 
    Qualifying score on reading assessment test OR ENGL0901. Ability to lift and move 25-50 pounds. 16 years of age
  • Campus: Brooklyn Park/Eden Prairie

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