Nurse Aide II Course Syllabus

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Department Head - Diane Cardamone RN, MSN                              

Phone:  919-747-0065
e-mail: [email protected]   

Offices:           
Perry Health Science Campus, Allied Health Building, Room 313
Public Safety Education Campus, Room 1731
Northern Wake Campus – Building E, Room 135                                                 

Pre-requisites:

  • High School Diploma, GED, or equivalent
  • Listing must be current as a NAI in NC, with no substantiated findings


Course Description: This course provides training in selected advanced NA procedures.  Emphasis is placed on sterile techniques, wound and tracheostomy care, respiratory procedures, catheterizations, irrigations, and ostomy care.  Upon completion, student should be able to demonstrate skills necessary to qualify as a Nurse Aide II with NCBON.

Class Withdrawal/Transfer Policy:  

Students may withdraw and receive:

  • 100% refund if the student officially withdraws from the class (by written request) before the first class meeting.
  • 75% refund if the student officially withdraws from the class (by written request) on or before the 10-percent date of scheduled hours. Community school, facility, and lab fees are non-refundable.
  • A full refund for classes canceled by the college. Students do not have to request these refunds.

Transfers are dependent on availability in the new class.

In order to receive a refund or transfer to another section, the student must email the details to:

Mary Frucelli [email protected]


Criminal Background Check and Drug Screening

Clinical facilities require that all Nurse Aide II students submit a criminal background check and urine drug screening. Wake Technical Community College and the clinical facilities have designated CastleBranch as the criminal background check and drug screening provider. Wake Tech will not accept results from any company other than CastleBranch. 
https://portal.castlebranch.com/WL15

Select: Nurse Aide
Order Package Code: WM83

Students are responsible for the cost of the criminal background check, drug test and medical documentation manager and all are non-refundable.
 

Criminal Background Check

The criminal background check must be submitted at the time of registration.

The criminal background check is good for 1 year and must be valid throughout your entire class.

All types of felony or misdemeanor convictions, those that are pending, and questionable histories will be reviewed by the clinical site and admittance into the clinical setting will be determined by the clinical facility.

The clinical facility decision is final.

The following criminal histories will likely disqualify a student from participating in the clinical component:

  • Any pending charges
  • Convictions/deferred adjudications involving crimes against persons (Physical or sexual abuse, neglect, assault, murder, etc.)
  • Convictions related to moral turpitude (prostitution, public lewdness/exposure, etc.)
  • Convictions/deferred adjudications related to the sale, possession, distribution, or transfer of narcotics or controlled substances
  • Registered sex offenders

Any student with a flagged criminal background check that has been declined by the clinical location will be contacted by a Wake Tech staff member.


Drug Screening

The drug screening must be ordered at the time of registration and the urine sample must be submitted a minimum of 30 days before your class goes to clinical.  Please note the clinical dates for your class when you register. 

The drug screening is good for 1 year and must be valid throughout your entire class.                                                               

 Any student with a positive drug test will be contacted by CastleBranch.


Mandatory Paperwork – allow up to 1 week for paperwork to be reviewed and approved.

All mandatory paperwork must be uploaded to CastleBranch on or before the date of the Final Exam or the student will not be eligible to take the final exam and will be exited from the program and receive a grade of NG.  NO EXCEPTIONS

  1. Correctly completed Wake Tech CC physical form
  2. Copy of current CPR card. American Heart Association Basic Life Support Provider is required.
  3. Copy Wake Tech CC photo ID


Grading Scale - S=78 – 100,     NG= below 77
Unit Tests - 80%        

  1. Tests must be taken with #2 pencils.  Pencils will not be provided.
  2. Students who miss a scheduled test must take a make-up test within 2 class periods outside of scheduled class time.  Failure to arrange a time with the instructor to make-up a test within 2 class periods will result in a score of “0” for the test.
  3. All tests may be taken orally, with proof of need.  At least 1 week prior notice is required.

Competency Final Exam - 10% (MUST SCORE 78 OR BETTER)

Attendance and Professionalism - 10%       


Clinical orientation is mandatory in order to go to clinical.


Cheating:  Cheating, forgery, and plagiarism will not be tolerated and will result in automatic dismissal.


Class/Lab Attendance

  1. Students will be considered tardy 1 minute after class starts.
  2. A 4 point deduction will be taken from the student’s attendance and professionalism grade for each partial hour or hour missed for lecture classes.  It is mandatory that the assigned make-up work be completed and turned in to instructor within 2 class periods of time missed.  No make-up work will be accepted during the 3rd class period after time missed.  Failure to turn in make-up work will result in automatic dismissal from the program and a grade of NG.  NO EXCEPTIONS.  The work will be graded for points credit as follows:   
  • 2 points credit/hour for 95-100
  • 1 point credit/hour for 78-94
  • no credit/hour for 77 or below
  1. For each hour or partial hour missed from lab, a 3 pt deduction will be taken from the attendance and professionalism grade.  This deduction cannot be made up.  All skills must be successfully checked off prior to entering the clinical setting.
  2. Dismissal from the program and a grade of NG will result if a student accumulates more than 8 hours of lab absences.


Emergency Cancellations and Closings

Wake Technical Community College emergency cancellations and closings are posted on the college web page and messages are on the main phone line 919-866-5000. Current students with a Wake Tech email are automatically registered to receive Wake Tech Warn email alerts from the college emergency alert system. Students can also sign up with Wake Tech Warn to receive phone text messages and voice mail in the event of an emergency or inclement weather situation.

Nurse Aide classes scheduled in December, January, February and March will have mandatory inclement weather makeup dates built into their class schedules. In the event the college closes and an entire class is missed, mandatory makeup dates will be used in the same order they are listed on the class schedule. The attendance policy for mandatory makeup dates is the same as a regular class date. If closings result in partial hours of class being missed, these hours will be made up by adding hours to existing class dates to make up the time.


Classroom/Lab conduct: 

  1. The student is expected to behave in a mature manner.  Class or lab disruption will result in dismissal for the day or dismissal from the program.
  2. Every student is expected to participate in all lab activities.  Inability to correctly participate in lab for, any reason, will result in dismissal for the day or dismissal from the program. 
  3. At the end of the lab session, all students are required to clean the lab and return all materials to their proper places or receive deductions from attendance grade.
  4. Fingernails must be short to participate in lab.  The student will not be allowed to enter the lab with long fingernails and receive deductions from attendance grade.
  5. Students are to dress in modest, professional clothing.  This means refraining from wearing hats, extremely tight revealing shirts, shorts, and skirts.
  6. No chewing gum, eating and/or drinking in the class or lab.
  7. No use of cell phones or other electrical/musical devices.
  8. No children allowed on campus.


Clinical Entry:  Students must show a progression in their performance to continue in the NAII program.  There must be two successful check-offs for each required skill module prior to clinical.  A maximum of two attempts will be allowed for each check-off.  A 3rd check-off on each skill module is required for the Skills Competency.  This may be done in the lab or clinical setting.  The instructor must be present while each NAII skill is being performed.  The attainment of these skills check-offs is the student’s responsibility. 


Clinical Attendance:  The NCBON mandates 80 hours of clinical for successful completion of this class.  The student is expected to be at the assigned clinical site ready to begin work at the beginning of the clinical day.  If the student arrives to clinical or is not prepared to begin work 1 minute after the scheduled clinical start time, they will be considered tardy.  Tardies or any early departures in excess of 2 episodes will result in automatic dismissal from the program.  If a student must be absent during the clinical component, they must notify the instructor within 24 hours prior to clinical.  Students failure to correctly notify the instructor of an absence, or have less than 80 clinical hours, will result in automatic dismissal from the program and a grade of “NG” will Students cannot leave the facility for any reason without approval from the instructor during clinical.


Clinical and Skills Grading:  Clinical and skills grade will be Pass or Fail.  This grade will be based on the student’s performance, professionalism, and paperwork.  Failure to respect the rights of patients or jeopardizing the safety of the patient will result in automatic dismissal from the program.


Clinical Dress Code:

  1. tops/pants – neat, clean, wrinkle free navy blue scrub.  A solid shirt may be worn under the scrub top
  2. shoes - BLACK, non-canvas, closed toe, closed heel,
  3. socks/hose - BLACK (no portion of the leg or ankle should be visible)
  4. hair - must be of natural color, neat, clean, and modestly arranged so not to touch the collar
  5. make-up - must be kept to a minimal.  Perfumes, colognes are not allowed
  6. nails - must be short, clean, and free of any nail polish or artificial covering of any type
  7. tattoos - must be covered
  8. jewelry - watch, med.-alert necklace/bracelet, a modest single ring, and a single pair of post earrings in the ears are the only visible jewelry allowed
  9. equipment needed – watch with a second hand, stethoscope, Wake Tech photo ID, black pen


Performance Standards for the Nurse Aide II Student

PERFORMANCE STANDARDS FOR ADMISSION AND PROGRESSION

In compliance with the 1990 Americans with Disabilities Act, the following standards have been established.  According to the nature of the work required in nurse aide practice and the educational requirements of the nurse aide curriculum, the student must be able to meet the following:

Communication abilities sufficient for interaction with others in verbal and written form. Collect data. Explain treatment procedures. Document and interpret nurse aide actions and patient and family responses.

Standard

 

Same Examples of Necessary Behaviors
(not all inclusive)

Critical thinking ability sufficient for clinical judgment.

 

Identify cause and effect relationship in clinical situations; follow nursing care plans/care maps.

Interpersonal abilities sufficient to interact with individuals, families, and groups from a variety of social, emotional, cultural, and intellectual backgrounds.

 

Establish rapport with patients, families, and colleagues.

Physical abilities sufficient to move from room and maneuver in small spaces.

 

Moves around in patient’s rooms, workspaces and treatment areas; administer cardio-pulmonary procedures; able to lift/maneuver 30 pounds.

Gross and fine motor abilities sufficient to provide safe and effective nurse aide care.

 

Move, calibrate, use equipment and supplies; lift, transfer, and position mobile and immobile patients.

Auditory ability sufficient to monitor and assess health needs.

 

Hears monitor alarm, emergency signals, auscultatory sounds, cries for help.

Visual ability sufficient for physical observation, performance of nurse aide procedures and maintenance of environmental safety.

 

Observes patient responses, such as skin color, facial expression. Monitors vital signs. Reads records.

Tactile ability sufficient for physical observation and performance of nurse aide procedures.

 

Perform nurse aide procedures.

Emotional stability and mental alertness in performing patient care.

 

Maintaining a calm and efficient manner in high stress/pressure situations with patients, staff, supervisors and colleagues.

If a nurse aide student believes that he or she cannot meet one or more of the standards without accommodation or modifications, the college must determine, on an individual basis, whether or not the necessary accommodations or modifications can be made reasonably.

*Standards developed by the Board of Directors of the Southern Council of Education for Nursing to assist Nursing Education Programs in compliance with Americans with Disabilities Act.


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