Nurse Aide I emphasizes the study of nursing occupations related to the health care system. Students study growth and development, body structure and function, medical terminology, and microbes and disease. Students gain skills in patient-nursing relationships; taking and recording of vital signs; CPR; bathing, feeding, dressing, and transporting of patients in various settings.
Nurse Aide II emphasizes advanced skill training in catheter care, range of motion, bowel and bladder training, care of the dying, procedures for maternal and infant care, and admission and discharge procedures. Students learn diseases and body systems as related to advanced clinical care of the acute medicalsurgical patient, the chronically ill, and the elderly. Clinical experience in a licensed nursing home is part of the course.