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Pharmacology for Practical NursesThis course contains nursing theory and skills related to the general principles of medication administration. Terminology, abbreviations, and knowledge of medications required to interpret physician orders are emphasized. Preparation and administration of medications via oral, topical, and parenteral routes are practiced and demonstrated. Skills lab is required in preparation for clinical participation. This course will cover the characteristics of hazardous wastes and its safe handling, storage, and disposal.4Admission into the practical nursing programNURS1141View
Medical TermsThis course is designed to acquaint the nursing student with medical terminology. Students learn to construct words using medical roots, prefixes, and suffixes, as well as learn to pronounce and spell medical terminology. This course may be offered on-line.1High School diploma or GED or concurrently enrolled under the PSEOP. Qualifying score on reading assessment test OR ENGL0921 and qualifying score on writing assessment test OR ENGL1021 or ENGL1026NURS1120View
Foundations IThis clinical course provides opportunity for the student to apply skills and theory in a long term care setting under faculty supervision. Students will care for selected adult patients/residents with chronic or acute illnesses. Medication administration and selected nursing skills are evaluated. This course will cover the characteristics of hazardous wastes and its safe handling, storage, and disposal.4NURS1141, NURS1161, NURS1191, and HLTH2001. Prerequisite or concurrent NURS1222 and NURS1261. Successful completion of pre-clinical math test with a score of 100%. Current CPR or BLS for Health Care Provider or professional rescuer. Current TB skin or blood test or Chest X-ray. Clear criminal background studyNURS1103View
Trained Medication AideThis state-approved program provides an overview of the requirements concerning medications and their administration. Other topics include legal criteria, medical abbreviations, measurements, use of the Physician`s Desk Reference (PDR), and overview of body systems and drug classifications. Administration of medications via oral, eye, ear, rectal, and topical routes will also be covered. Attendance of all classes is mandatory; any absence will result in repeating the course. Students must attain 90% on all examinations to continue in the class. Students who do not attain 90% in the retake exam may continue to attend the lecture portion of the class but may not test and will receive a failing grade.2Qualifying score on reading assessment test or ENGL0901. Proof of completing a 75 hour NA course. Proof required at the first classNURS1020View
Nutrition BasicsThis course provides information concerning the relationships between health, food and nutrients. The student will be able to identify the nutritional requirements for a healthy diet, analyze labels and create a healthy meal plan.1Qualifying score on Computer Literacy assessment test OR CPLT1100 or CPLT1200NURS1015View
Nursing Assistant/Home Health AideThis 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.5Qualifying score on reading assessment test OR ENGL0901. Ability to lift and move 25-50 pounds. 16 years of ageNAHA1002View
Home Health Aide Written-RetakeThis retake examination focuses on the role of nursing assistants in home care. Upon successfully completing this examination the individual is placed in the Minnesota Nursing Assistant/Home Health Aide Registry.0NoneNAHA0140View
Home Health Aide Written TestThis examination focuses on the role of nursing assistants in home care. Upon successfully completing this examination the individual is placed in the Minnesota Nursing Assistant/Home Health Aide Registry.0None NAHA0130View
Nursing Assistant Skills-RetakeThis is a retake examination process which is necessary for registration of nurses aides employed in long-term care facilities. The retake examination consists of two parts; a written evaluation and a skills evaluation. This evaluation is designed to objectively measure nurses aide candidate`s knowledge and skills and to ensure minimal entry level competency in the field. Individuals successfully completing this examination are placed on the Minnesota Nursing Assistant Registry.0NoneNAHA0125View
Nursing Assistant Skills TestThis is an examination process which is necessary for registration of nurses aides employed in long-term care facilities. The examination consists of two parts; a written evaluation and a skills evaluation. This evaluation is designed to objectively measure nurses aide candidate`s knowledge and skills and to ensure minimal entry level competency in the field. Individuals successfully completing this examination are placed on the Minnesota Nursing Assistant Registry.0NoneNAHA0120View