Nurse Aide (NUA)

NUA 101 | Nurse Aide Health Care Skills

Lecture/Lab Credit: 4

Prepares the student to perform the fundamental skills of the nurse aide. Basic nursing skills, communication skills, restorative services, personal care skills, safety and emergency care issues are covered. Includes knowledge and/or principles of asepsis, OSHA and HIPAA regulations. Ethical behaviors, cultural sensitivity and principles of mental health will be addressed, as well as patient/resident rights.

Corequisite: NUA 170

NUA 102 | Certification Exam Prep

Lecture Credit: 0.5

Helps prepare the student for the state certification exam through mock testing.

Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in NUA 101 and NUA 170

NUA 105 | Home Health Aide Theory

Lecture Credit: 2

Introduces the student to the expanding field of Home Health Nursing, The student will discover the uniqueness of Home Health Care and the vital role that the nursing assistant plays as part of the home care team. The student will learn how to assist home care patients with activities of daily living and maintain a safe, clean and comfortable environment. The student will also learn the differences and challenges of caring for patient in their natural home environment versus institutional settings.

Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in NUA 101 and NUA 170, or a current and unencumbered Colorado Nurse Aide license
Corequisite: NUA 180

NUA 170 | Nurse Aide Clinical Experience

Clinical Credit: 1

Applies knowledge and skill gained in NUA 101 to patient care.

NUA 171 | Advanced Nurse Aide Clinical

Clinical Credit: 0.25-6

Prepare the student to move toward more independent functioning within the nurse aide scope of practice, in applying knowledge and skills gained in NUA 101 and NUA 170. The student will learn skills that enhance communication, cultural competency, end of life care, critical thinking and organizational skills.

Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in NUA 101 and NUA 170

NUA 180 | Home Health Aide Internship

Internship Credit: 0.25-6

Prepares the nurse aide for entry-level into the home health care setting.

Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in NUA 101 and NUA 170, or a current and unencumbered Colorado Nurse Aide license
Corequisite: NUA 105