Nursing Assistant Training

Nursing assistants, certified nursing assistants, geriatric aides, unlicensed assistive personnel, orderlies, or hospital attendants provide hands-on care and perform routine tasks under the supervision of nursing and medical staff. Nursing Assistant Certificate Information

Click these buttons to enter into the AHS114 program


 What is Nursing Assistant?

Specific tasks of nursing assistants vary, with nursing assistants handling many aspects of a patient’s care. They often help patients to eat, dress, and bathe. They also answer calls for help, deliver messages, serve meals, make beds, and tidy up rooms. Nursing Assistants sometimes are responsible for taking a patient’s temperature, pulse rate, respiration rate, or blood pressure.

They also may help provide care to patients by helping them get into and out of bed and walk, escorting them to operating and examining rooms, or providing skin care. Some nursing assistants help other medical staff by setting up equipment, storing and moving supplies, and assisting with some procedures. Nursing Assistants also observe patients’ physical, mental, and emotional conditions and report any change to the nursing or medical staff.

Nursing assistants employed in nursing care facilities often are the principal caregivers, having far more contact with residents than do other members of the staff. Because some residents may stay in a nursing care facility for months or even years, nursing assistants develop ongoing relationships with them and interact with them in a positive, caring way.

 Health Requirements for Nursing Assistant Students
  • Near and distant vision, corrected if necessary, adequate to perform client activities and use equipment.
  • Hear face-to-face speech, including clients or staff using masks. Hear when using telephone or intercom.
  • Communication skills to communicate verbal & written messages clearly, in English.
  • Lift 50 pounds.
  • Walk independently. Stand for several hours.
  • Carry supplies, push and pull equipment.
  • Manual dexterity involving hands and fingers to write and use small equipment.
  • Able to work with hands in water and wash hands frequently.
  • Able to care for clients with infectious diseases.
  • Free of infection, example, TB, active skin lesions. Excludes short term conditions such as problems responding to antibiotic or a cold.
  • Mental and emotional stability.
  • Physical conditions such as diabetes, seizure disorders, cardiac disease or emotional problems are controlled.
 Nursing Assistant Program Application

Please follow the application instructions carefully.  Incomplete applications will be denied.

For more information, email Stephanie.Kallam@yc.edu.


Nursing Assistant Program Costs

Click here for the Nursing Assistant AHS114 Program Costs

 

CPR for Healthcare Providers Training Resources:

  • Yavapai College (Course #: EMS 123) @928.776.2149
  • Central Yavapai Fire District @928.772.7711
  • Chino Valley Fire Department @928.636.2442
  • Lifeline Ambulance @928.445.3814
  • NewLife NA (Prescott) @928.445.5024
  • Prescott Fire Department @928.445.5555
  • Sedona Fire Department @928.282.6800

We do NOT accept ONLINE CPR certification for the Allied Health programs.


Certification Information Allied Health Handbooks
 AHS114 Prescott - Nursing Assistant

You must be on time, the first day of class or you will be dropped from the class. Allied Health maintains an alternate list of students for AHS114. Open positions will be offered to students on the alternate list providing they are present and on time the first day of class.


Application for AHS 114-Prescott

Click here for the Fall 2014 Nursing Assistant Application

Please follow the instructions on the application carefully. Incomplete applications will be denied.

For more information email Stephanie Kallam at Stephanie.Kallam@yc.edu.


Fingerprint Information

Please apply for your DPS Fingerprint Clearance Card ASAP! Click here for fingerprint information.

One of your options for getting your fingerprint card and having your prints taken is YC Campus Safety. You will be applying as a volunteer in a health care facility.

Click here for ADDITIONAL fingerprint information from the DPS Web site.


Course Information

The college uses several different clinical sites. The program coordinator will assign you to a clinical site during the first week of class. The start time may vary from site to site.

Before the first day of class:

  • For 1st day of class, please read chapters 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 10 & 50. Purchase texts as soon as possible.
  • Purchase Navy Blue uniform top and pants / white shoes. You can wear street clothes to lectures, however uniforms are REQUIRED for all off-campus clinical sessions.
  • Lecture / Skills / Clinicals for a total of 136 hrs.

Required Textbook for Fall 2014

Mosby's Textbook for Nursing AssistantsMosby's Textbook for Nursing Assistants (soft-cover version) Text and Nursing Assistant Video Skills - Student Version DVD 3.0; Sheila Sorrentino, 8th edition, ISBN: 978-0-323-090285-5


Uniform

Barco navy swatch
  • 3-pocket pullover scrub top (Any brand) or scrub top with 2 bottom pockets. Color: Navy
  • Navy uniform pants. NO JEANS, LEGGINGS, STIRRUPS OR SWEATS
  • White, closed toe and secure heel (closed or strap), leather or vinyl uppers, low rubber heel. No clogs or canvas sneakers

Instructor: TBA

 

 


Certification Information

Completion of Certificate Programs

In order to post completion of a certificate program on a college transcript, students MUST complete an application for graduation. Students should apply at the beginning of their final semester. Contact Student Life for details.


Incomplete applications will be denied.
 

For more information, please email Stephanie Kallam at Stephanie.Kallam@yc.edu

We do NOT accept ONLINE CPR certification for the Allied Health programs.


Fingerprint Card Requirement

Please apply for your DPS Fingerprint Clearance Card ASAP! Click here for fingerprint information.

One of your options for getting your fingerprint card and having your prints taken is YC Campus Safety.

ADDITIONAL fingerprint information from the Arizona Department of Safety.


Course Information

The college uses several different clinical sites. The program coordinator will assign you to a clinical site during the first week of class. The start time may vary from site to site.

TIPS: Before the first day of class:

  • Purchase Navy blue uniform top and pants / white shoes. You may wear street clothes to the first class,
  • Purchase Texts as soon as possible.
  • Read chapters 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 10 & 50 before coming to the first day of class.
  • Lecture / Skills / Clinicals for a total of 136 hours.

PLEASE ARRANGE YOUR SCHEDULE SO YOU MAY ATTEND CLASS!!!


Required Textbook for Fall 2014

Mosby's Textbook for Nursing AssistantsMosby's Textbook for Nursing Assistants (soft-cover version) Text and Nursing Assistant Video Skills - Student Version DVD 3.0; Sheila Sorrentino, 8th edition, ISBN: 978-0-323-090285-5


Uniform

Barco navy swatch
  • 3-pocket or 2 pocket (with bottom pockets) pullover scrub top (any brand) Color: Navy
  • Navy uniform pants; NO JEANS, LEGGINGS, STIRRUPS OR SWEATS
  • White, closed toe and secure heel (closed or strap), leather or vinyl uppers, low rubber heel. No clogs or canvas sneakers

Uniform Shop Locations

You may purchase online or at these local locations:

  • United Uniforms, 470 Main Street, Cottonwood, AZ 928.634.1666
  • Wal-Mart, Cottonwood, AZ

Instructors:

TBA

Email: nbowers@yc.edu


Certification Information


Completion of Certificate Programs

In order to post completion of a certificate program on a college transcript, students MUST complete an application for graduation. Students should apply at the beginning of their final semester. Contact Student Life for details.


Contact Information

Nancy Bowers