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Nurse Aide Syllabus

Syllabus for Nurse Aide I

                          Course:                         Nurse Aide I    

                          Instructor:                   Nora Atkins, RN PTA

                           School Email:           [email protected]

                          Office Hours:             By appointment M-F 3-3:30pm

                          Office Location:         Gibboney Hall, room 6003

Dual Enrollment through Virginia Western Community College offered at ROTEC on PH campus

Course Description

Nurse Aide I, offered as an occupational preparation course beginning at the 11th-grade level, is regulated under the Virginia Board of Nursing. It emphasizes the study of nursing occupations as related to the healthcare system. Students study growth and development across the lifespan, simple body structure and function, and medical terminology. They are introduced to concepts of infection prevention and disease processes. Students receive entry-level skill training in patient-nurse aide relationships; measuring and recording of vital signs; cardiopulmonary resuscitation; and general patient care. Work-based learning may be offered as part of this course. The Nurse Aide I course introduces students to careers in nursing, health professions, and STEM-H professions. Students must maintain American Heart Association's Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) & Emergency Cardiovascular Care (ECC) training during this course. Recommended prerequisite(s): Introduction to Health and Medical Sciences 8302

 

Please review course requirements per the Department of Education and Board of nursing. These are what builds the courses you take and create the competencies you must demonstrate in order to successfully pass each course.

Nurse Aide I 8355 8360.pdf (cteresource.org)

Virginia Board of Nursing - Nurse Aide Education Programs

 

Course Requirements

The following materials are required for successful participation in the course:

Course Outline/Schedule

Response Time: Instructor response time is 36 hours for questions posted in the Learning Management System and sent via email. This response time excludes weekends, official school closures, and other times as noted by the instructor. Should you need live assistance, email me to arrange a meeting by phone or in person.

Important Note: Refer to the course calendar for specific meeting dates and times. Activity and assignment details will be explained in detail within each week's corresponding learning module. If you have any questions, please contact me.

Student Learning Outcomes

  After completion of the course, the student will be able to:

  1. Discuss the Nurse Aide role in Long-Term care.
  2. Apply best practice skills and continuing education in patient care and in beginning nursing career assuring maintenance of individual client rights.
  3. Discuss cultural diversity significance in the provision of individualized patient care.
  4. Apply basic skills in all forms of documentation and communication with interdisciplinary team.
  5. Implement safety in daily and emergency situations within the Nurse Aide Scope of Practice.
  6. Demonstrate patient-centered care in the provision of basic skills and personal care skills for diverse patient populations served.
  7. Relate self-awareness challenges, current issues, and future concerns for care with basic restorative services and in care of special needs residents or when death is imminent.

Assignments

Week ending

Topic

Assignment

8/27

Orientation to Class

Abbreviations worksheet and quiz

Begin Chap 1

9/3

Unit I: The Nurse Aide in Long-Term

Care

Read Hartmans Chapter 1&2 Complete Worksheet, Quizzes, and Tests.

Read Document 90-55, write a paragraph summary on it, then sign, date, and submit the form.

9/10

Unit 2: Communication and Interpersonal

Skills (18VAC90-26-40.A.1.a)

Unit 14: Legal and Regulatory Aspects for the CNA (18VAC90-26-40.A.8)

Unit 9: Individual Client’s Needs, Including

Mental Health and Social Service

Needs

(18VAC90-26-40.A.4.a,c,d,e,f,g)

Read Hartmans Chapter 3&4, Complete Worksheet, Quizzes, and Tests.

9/17

Unit 3: Infection Control Unit IV: Safety

Measures (18VAC90-26-40.A.1.c)

(18VAC90-26-40.A.1.c)

(18VA 90-26-40.A.7.g)

(18VAC90-26-40.A.9)

(18VA 90-26-40.A.7.g)

(18VAC90-26-40.A.9)

UNIT 4: Safety

Measures (18VAC90-

26-40.A.1.c)

(18VA 90-26-40.A.7.g)

(18VAC90-26-40.A.9)

Read Hartmans Chapter 5 Complete Worksheet, Quizzes, and Tests.

AES Infection control lab

Begin hartmans chap 6

9/24

Unit 5: Basic first aid and emergency care (18VAC90-26-40.A.1.c)

(18VAC 90-26-40.A.2.f)

Unit 6: Client Rights, Nursing Assistant

Role (18VAC90-26-40.A.1.c)

(18VAC 90-26-40.A.2.f)

Unit 9: Individual Client’s Needs,

Including Mental Health and Social

Service Needs (18VAC90-26-

40.A.4.a,c,d,e,f,g) UNIT 4: Safety

Measures (18VAC90-

26-40.A.1.c)

(18VA 90-26-40.A.7.g)

(18VAC90-26-40.A.9)

Finish chap 6 complete worksheets quizzes and tests.

Read Hartmans Chapter 7, Complete Worksheet, Quizzes, and Tests.

Begin hartmans chap 8

10/1

Unit 5: Basic first aid and emergency care (18VAC90-26-40.A.1.c)

(18VAC 90-26-40.A.2.f)

Unit 6: Client Rights, Nursing Assistant

Role (18VAC90-26-40.A.1.c)

(18VAC 90-26-40.A.2.f)

Unit 9: Individual Client’s Needs,

Including Mental Health and Social

Service Needs (18VAC90-26-

40.A.4.a,c,d,e,f,g)

BLS

Complete hartmans chap 8 worksheet, quizzes and test

10/8

Unit 7: Basic Skills, Environment,

Bedmaking (18VAC90-26-40.A.2.a,b,c,d,e)

(18VAC 90-26-40.A.1.e)

(18VAC 90-26-40.A.4.b)

(18VAC 90-26-40.A.4.h)

(18VAC 90-26-40.A.7.a,b,c,d,e,f)

Unit 8: Personal Care Skills (18VAC90-26-

40.A.3.a, b, c, d, e, f, g)

Unit 6: Client Rights, Nursing Assistant

Role (18VAC90-26-40.A.1.c)

(18VAC 90-26-40.A.2.f)

Unit 9: Individual Client’s Needs,

Including Mental Health and Social

Service Needs (18VAC90-26-

40.A.4.a,c,d,e,f,g)

Complete hartmans chap 8 and worksheets, quizzes and test if needed

Read Hartmans Chapter 9 and Complete Worksheet, Quizzes, and Tests.

 

10/15

Unit 8: Personal Care Skills (18VAC90-26-

40.A.3.a, b, c, d, e, f, g)

Read Hartmans Chapter 10, Complete Worksheet, Quizzes, and Tests.

10/22

Unit 13: Admission, Transfer, and Discharge

(18VAC90-26-40.A.7.e.) (18VAC90-26-

40.A.2.d.)Unit 7: Basic Skills, Environment,

Bedmaking (18VAC90-26-40.A.2.a,b,c,d,e)

(18VAC 90-26-40.A.1.e)

(18VAC 90-26-40.A.4.b)

(18VAC 90-26-40.A.4.h)

(18VAC 90-26-40.A.7.a,b,c,d,e,f)

Unit 8: Personal Care Skills (18VAC90-26-

40.A.3.a, b, c, d, e, f, g)

Read Hartmans Chapter 11&12, Complete Worksheet, Quizzes, and Tests.

Chap 11 will be reviewed in the next semester

10/29

End of first 9 weeks

Unit 7: Basic Skills, Environment,

Bedmaking (18VAC90-26-40.A.2.a,b,c,d,e)

(18VAC 90-26-40.A.1.e)

(18VAC 90-26-40.A.4.b)

(18VAC 90-26-40.A.4.h)

(18VAC 90-26-40.A.7.a,b,c,d,e,f)

Unit 8: Personal Care Skills (18VAC90-26-

40.A.3.a, b, c, d, e, f, g)

Read Hartmans Chapter 13, Complete Worksheet, Quizzes, and Tests.

Possible clinical

11/5

Unit 8: Personal Care Skills (18VAC90-26-

40.A.3.a, b, c, d, e, f, g) Unit 7: Basic Skills, Environment,

Bedmaking (18VAC90-26-40.A.2.a,b,c,d,e)

(18VAC 90-26-40.A.1.e)

(18VAC 90-26-40.A.4.b)

(18VAC 90-26-40.A.4.h)

(18VAC 90-26-40.A.7.a,b,c,d,e,f)

 

Read Hartmans Chapter 14, Complete Worksheet, Quizzes, and Tests.

 

Skills acquisition

11/12

Unit 8: Personal Care Skills (18VAC90-26-

40.A.3.a, b, c, d, e, f, g)

Unit 7: Basic Skills, Environment, Bedmaking (18VAC90-26-40.A.2.a,b,c,d,e)

(18VAC 90-26-40.A.1.e)

(18VAC 90-26-40.A.4.b)

(18VAC 90-26-40.A.4.h)

(18VAC 90-26-40.A.7.a,b,c,d,e,f)

 

 

Read Hartmans Chapter 15, Complete Worksheet, Quizzes, and Tests.

11/19

Unit 8: Personal Care Skills (18VAC90-26-

40.A.3.a, b, c, d, e, f, g)

Unit 7: Basic Skills, Environment, Bedmaking (18VAC90-26-40.A.2.a,b,c,d,e)

(18VAC 90-26-40.A.1.e)

(18VAC 90-26-40.A.4.b)

(18VAC 90-26-40.A.4.h)

(18VAC 90-26-40.A.7.a,b,c,d,e,f)

 

Read Hartmans Chapter 16 Complete Worksheet, Quizzes, and Tests.

11/26

Lab practice

 

12/3

Unit 8: Personal Care Skills (18VAC90-26-

40.A.3.a, b, c, d, e, f, g)

 

Read Hartman’s chap 17 complete worksheet, quizzes, and test

12/10

review

 

12/17

Midterm testing

 

12/24&12/31

Winter holiday

 

1/7

Unit 8: Personal Care Skills (18VAC90-26-

40.A.3.a, b, c, d, e, f, g)

 

Read Hartman’s Chapter 18, Complete Worksheet, Quizzes, and Tests.

1/14

Unit 9: Individual Client’s Needs,

Including Mental Health and Social

Service Needs (18VAC90-26-

40.A.4.a,c,d,e,f,g) Unit 10: Special Needs Clients (18VAC90-26-

40.A.5.a,b,c,d) Unit 7: Basic Skills, Environment, Bedmaking (18VAC90-26-40.A.2.a,b,c,d,e)

(18VAC 90-26-40.A.1.e)

(18VAC 90-26-40.A.4.b)

(18VAC 90-26-40.A.4.h)

(18VAC 90-26-40.A.7.a,b,c,d,e,f)

 

Read Hartman’s chap 19 complete worksheet, quizzes, and test

1/21

 

 

End of second 9 weeks

Unit 9: Individual Client's Needs Including

Mental

Health and Social Service Needs (18VAC9026- 40.A.4.a,c,d,e,f,g)

Unit 10: Special Needs Clients (18VAC90-26-

40.A.5.a,b,c,d) Unit 7: Basic Skills, Environment, Bedmaking (18VAC90-26-40.A.2.a,b,c,d,e)

(18VAC 90-26-40.A.1.e)

(18VAC 90-26-40.A.4.b)

(18VAC 90-26-40.A.4.h)

(18VAC 90-26-40.A.7.a,b,c,d,e,f)

 

Read Hartman’s chap 20 complete worksheet, quizzes, and test

Move to nurse aide 2

 

 

Grading

Assignments in this course are divided into these general categories, which carry the following weight in your final grade calculations:

Assignments

Percentage of Grade

Workplace Readiness

20%

Assignments

25%

Quizzes

25%

Tests

30%

Total %

100%

You are treated as a professional in the course. Accordingly, the grading is strict, but fair. Reading the directions and grading criteria provided for each assignment is the key to understanding how you will be graded. Following those directions is the key to doing well.  Late work submitted after due date receives a 1% grade reduction on each assignment per day.

This course follows the typical grading guidelines:

A= (>90%)

B = (80 to 89%)

C = (70 to 79%)

                           D = (60 to 69%)

                                                                          Workplace readiness skills

 

                                

Personal Qualities and Abilities

  1. Demonstrate creativity and innovation. (Links to an external site.) *
  2. Demonstrate critical thinking and problem-solving. (Links to an external site.) *
  3. Demonstrate initiative and self-direction. (Links to an external site.)
  4. Demonstrate integrity. (Links to an external site.) *
  5. Demonstrate work ethic. (Links to an external site.)

Interpersonal Skills

  1. Demonstrate conflict-resolution skills. (Links to an external site.) *
  2. Demonstrate listening and speaking skills. (Links to an external site.)
  3. Demonstrate respect for diversity. (Links to an external site.)
  4. Demonstrate customer service skills. (Links to an external site.)
  5. Collaborate with team members. (Links to an external site.)

Professional Competencies

  1. Demonstrate big-picture thinking. (Links to an external site.)
  2. Demonstrate career and life-management skills. (Links to an external site.)
  3. Demonstrate continuous learning and adaptability. (Links to an external site.)
  4. Manage time and resources. (Links to an external site.) *
  5. Demonstrate information-literacy skills. (Links to an external site.)
  6. Demonstrate an understanding of information security. (Links to an external site.) *
  7. Maintain working knowledge of current information-technology (IT) (Links to an external site.)
  8. Demonstrate proficiency with technologies, tools, and machines common to a specific occupation. (Links to an external site.) *
  9. Apply mathematical skills to job-specific tasks. (Links to an external site.) *
  10. Demonstrate professionalism. (Links to an external site.)
  11. Demonstrate reading and writing skills. (Links to an external site.)
  12. Demonstrate workplace safety. (Links to an external site.) *

Receiving Grades & Instructor Feedback

Assignment grades and feedback are provided generally 36 hours after the assignment is due and always before an assignment of the same type is due. Unless otherwise stated, grades and feedback will be available via the Grades area of the online course site.

Minimum Technical Skill Requirements

Students are expected to have a minimum working knowledge of computers and a word processing program to be successful in an online class. You must be comfortable with your computer system and willing to deal with any problems that may arise. Lack of technical knowledge can greatly interfere with your learning a new subject. If you are having technical issues with your computer, internet, or an online site, please call the Help Desk at 853-6070 or PH main office at 853-2255.

  • Get your password and login to your class before the semester begins (if available)
  • Attach files to email messages
  • Compose written documents in a Word processor such as Microsoft Word (Links to an external site.)
  • Word processing tasks (type, cut, paste, copy, name, save, rename, etc.)
  • Download information from the Internet
  • Use of a Web browser
  • Completing online forms
  • Backup your files

Students are expected to be comfortable accessing the online course site and downloading files such as Microsoft Office documents, YouTube videos, and PDFs. In addition, students should be able to use Microsoft Office to compose written documents, spreadsheets, and PowerPoint presentations.

General Policies & Procedures

Students are expected to adhere to all policies and procedure outlined by RCPS at:

https://roanoke.ss7.sharpschool.com/cms/one.aspx?objectId=693661 (Links to an external site.)

Academic Honesty

Cheating includes any and all actions by a student that are intended to gain an unearned academic advantage by fraudulent or deceptive means.

 

Plagiarism is a specific form of cheating which consists of the misuse of the published and/or unpublished works of others by misrepresenting the material so used as one's own work and not involving others.

 

Plagiarism can include submitting a paper:

 

  • written by someone else as your own
  • written by means of inappropriate collaboration
  • written by you for another course, submitted without the permission of both instructors
  • purchased, downloaded, or cut and pasted from the Internet
  • that fails to properly acknowledge its sources through standard citations

 

 

 

For the first instance of cheating or plagiarism, students will receive an F for the quiz, test or assignment, for the second, failure for the course.

 

 

 

Academic dishonesty is not tolerated at Virginia Western; violations of this policy can result in disciplinary actions, including suspension or expulsion from the College. According to The Virginia Western Student Handbook, academic dishonesty includes, but is not limited to, the following:

 

  • Cheating on a test by giving, receiving, offering, and/or soliciting information.
  • Buying, selling, stealing, or soliciting any material purported to be a part of an assignment.
  • Plagiarism (taking and using the ideas of another as one’s own).
  • Unauthorized use of materials, notes, or other aids during a test.

 

For more information, read the “Conduct” section of the VWCC Student Handbook

 

 

 

ADA Statement: Questions or concerns about the college’s and student’s rights and responsibilities regarding persons with disabilities may be directed to the 504/ADA

Coordinator. The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) and section 504 of the

Rehabilitation Act provides protection from illegal discrimination for qualified individuals with disabilities.

 

 

 

Copyright Statement: The materials for this course are only for the use of students enrolled in this course for purposes associated with the course and may not be retained or further disseminated.

Copyright Notice

The materials found in this online course are strictly for the use of students enrolled in this course and for purposes associated with this course; they may not be retained or further disseminated. RCPS students, faculty, and staff are expected to comply fully with institutional copyright policy as well as all other copyright laws.

Adhering to Online Conduct

Appropriate academic conduct includes doing assigned work, meeting deadlines, participating in online discussions, and completing all the required elements of the course. It also means following basic rules of netiquette.

Netiquette or Network Etiquette is a set of rules for behaving properly online. When you enter any new culture, you're liable to commit a few social blunders. You might offend people without meaning to. Or you might misunderstand what others say and take offense when it's not intended.

In general, there are two basic guidelines:

  1. Don't waste people's time.
  2. Don't say anything to a person online that you wouldn't say to face-to-face.

More specific guidelines for proper behavior in an online learning course are listed below.

  • Avoid Flaming - using derogatory, obscene, or inappropriate language. This can either be on a discussion board or in e-mail.
  • Use emoticons to smooth online communication. Emoticons are keyboard produced pictorial representations of facial expressions used in e-mail or discussion boards to indicate an emotion or attitude, as to indicate intended humor [ :-) ].
  • Don't SHOUT. Use of all capital letters and exclamation marks indicates SHOUTING.
  • Avoid grammatical and spelling errors by using Spelling and Grammar checker tools when they are available.
  • Do a quick check of the discussion board or course site before posting or e-mailing questions to see if the question you are about to ask or the article you just read and were about to post has already been posted.
  • Keep your posts on-topic and on the proper board. Keeping messages on topic will help with the organization and readability.
  • Share expert knowledge. Post resources on how you found information.
  • Avoid sending large attachments through e-mail unless someone has specifically asked for it.
  • When replying to an e-mail message, don't “Reply to All” unless it’s necessary. Also, only attach the portion of the original e-mail that you are responding to. Do not attach the entire message when it’s not necessary.

Furthermore, appropriate academic conduct means maintaining a safe learning environment based on mutual respect and civility. All participants in Clemson online courses are expected to behave professionally by adhering to these standards of conduct:

 

  • Never transmit or promote content known to be illegal.
  • Respect other people's privacy as well as your own.
  • Forgive other people's mistakes.
  • Never use harassing, threatening, embarrassing, or abusive language or actions.

 

Online communication that fails to meet these standards of conduct will be removed from the course. Repeated misconduct may result in being blocked from online discussions, receiving a grade penalty, or being dismissed from the course. Such misconduct in the online environment may also be reported to officials for appropriate action in accordance with University policy. If you ever feel as though our online classroom is inappropriate or uncomfortable, please first contact me with your concerns.

 

  

Attending Class

You should attend every class prepared and ready to participate. It is difficult to learn information when you are focused on other things, so come to class with a clear picture of what the lesson will be and engage in discussion. Ask questions when you have the opportunity. 

 

 

In the event of hybrid/virtual meetings.

Taking an online course is a different style of learning for many people. You may think you will be learning on your own, but you will soon discover many opportunities to work as a team with other students and to communicate with the instructor of your online course. You will find the support you need and have a great learning experience.

 

 

 

Because you do not come on campus and sit in a classroom, attendance is determined by your active participation and communication in the course. You will spend at least 6 hours each week completing course activities, participating in online discussions, and otherwise interacting with me, classmates, and course content. Log into the online course site and check your RCPS email at least three times weekly. Successful online students keep a schedule just as if they were attending class on campus, and they communicate with one another and their instructor frequently. Attendance is vital to your success.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Meeting Deadlines

Assignments are due by 11:59 pm, Eastern Time on the day specified unless otherwise stated. Plan ahead for the unexpected! You are accountable for staying on schedule should technological or other problems arise. You should immediately contact the instructor if an emergency may affect your ability to meet course deadlines.

 

Set aside time in your schedule to participate online and to complete your assignments. You will have frequent deadlines to keep you on track. Do not fall behind. Playing catch-up causes stress, and stress reduces learning.

Many students juggle school, work, family, and other life responsibilities all at the same time. If a serious life issue prevents you from staying current in your coursework, contact me as soon as possible to explain your circumstances. Do not let school or life responsibilities overwhelm you. The faculty and staff at RCPS are aware that students face challenges, and we are committed to your success. Often, we may be able to help you see a way to deal with your circumstances and still complete your courses. We have a lot of experience. Give us the chance to help you.

Learning

What matters most in any course is what you actually learn. Online learning allows you many different ways to learn, such as reading your textbook, following the hands-on practice in your assignments, communicating with your classmates and me, and discovering other resources across the Internet. If you actively participate in your course, you will get constructive feedback to help you with your learning. Stay active in your course and focused on your learning to get the most out of it.

Changes

Occasionally, circumstances require the instructor to change the syllabus. Should the instructor find a change necessary, you will be notified as soon as possible. You might print this syllabus for ready referral.

Agreement

If you disagree with any of the policies or procedures spelled out above or cannot accept the demands of the course (i.e., the amount of time and work required), you need to drop the course as soon as possible. By staying in the course, you agree to comply with all the policies and procedures described in this syllabus