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Academic Program Model

Academic Program Model

Basic Nursing Assistant (NDP.BNA)

Certificate

The Basic Nursing Assistant Program (NDP.BNA)is a 16 hour certificate program approved by the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH). This program includes the Basic Nursing Assistant course (CNA) and three other core courses. This program is financial aid eligible.

Background Check

The Health Care Worker Background Check Act requires all students in a Nursing Assistant Training Program to submit to a fingerprint-based background check before working directly with patients or residents.

Examination and Certification

Students must successfully complete the Basic Nursing Assistant course (AHE 040) with an 80% or better to be eligible to take the IDPH Competency Evaluation Examination. Upon passing the state competency examination, the student's name will be added to the IDPH Health Care Worker Registry and will be eligible to work as a Certified Nursing Assistant.

Course Description

AHE 040: Basic Nursing Assistant: The Basic Nursing Assistant Program includes 95 hours of theory/classroom and 40 hours of clinical practice. This program is approved by the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) to provide instruction of basic nursing skills in the classroom, laboratory, and clinical settings. The classroom portion of the course includes: basic anatomy, medical terminology, communication skills, safety, infection control and patient rights.

This course contains substantial information on Alzheimer's disease and dementia resident/patient care and emphasizes communication and coping mechanisms fundamental to working with this patient population. The curriculum also includes proper management of resident/patient hygiene and mobility, and monitoring of vital signs. In the nursing lab, students master the 21 patient care skills mandated by IDPH. The instructor will demonstrate skills; students will then practice skills until achieving mastery level in the lab with other students. Eleven of the twenty-one skills must be performed with a patient or resident during clinical sessions.

The clinical experience provides students with the opportunity to perform supervised practice of required clinical skills, including bathing, feeding, and transfer of residents/patients.

Program requirements may change over time. Specific degree/graduation requirements are determined by a degree audit.

The BNA campus phone number is 217-234-5568, and the office is located in Neal Hall, room 023.

Students who complete this program will enhance their knowledge and skills to be more marketable as a certified nursing assistant in all health care settings.
FIRST YEAR
First Semester
Hours
AHE-040
Basic Nurse Assisting

AHE-040
Basic Nurse Assisting

This course is approved by the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) to provide instruction in basic nursing skills in the classroom, laboratory and clinical settings. Students who successfully complete the course will be eligible to take the State of Illinois certified nursing assistant (CNA) examination.

Course Outline

8.0
AHE-041
Medical Terminology

AHE-041
Medical Terminology

This course focuses on basic vocabulary used in medicine, nursing and allied health occupations.

Course Outline

3.0
AHE-045
Professionalism in Health Care

AHE-045
Professionalism in Health Care

This course provides students with the skills essential in developing and strengthening professional traits and behaviors. This course will advance students' understanding of professional, ethical, legal aspects as they apply in the health care setting.
2.0
BUS-059
Medical Insurance and Coding

BUS-059
Medical Insurance and Coding

Introduction to types of medical insurance and procedural and diagnostic coding. Includes preparation of insurance forms, ICD-10-CM coding, procedural coding using HCPCS system, common insurance carriers and claims processing guidelines, Medicare, Medicaid, and workers' compensation.

Course Outline

3.0

Semester Totals

16.0

Total Program Hours

16.0
 

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