HOMECOMING HEALTHCARE INC.
BASIC NURSING ASSISTANT TRAINING PROGRAM
Course Syllabus Instructor: Steve H. Bianchi
Office: 200 S. Midland Avenue, Rockdale, Il 60436-2518
Phone: (815)280-5174 Fax: (815)280-5176
Course Title: Basic Nursing Assistant Training Program Course
Schedule: Tuesdays and Thursdays- theory - 4:30pm-10:00pm
Saturdays- clinical - 6:45am-3:45pm
Course Description: Homecoming Healthcare Inc. will use I.D.P.H.’s model program for its Basic Nursing Assistant Training Course to train students to become quality nurse assistant and prepare them to administer quality patient care as a functional member of a care giving team. These care giving teams can be found in many settings but are not limited to: Hospitals, Home Health Care Agencies and many types of extended care facilities. Homecoming Healthcare Inc.’s Basic Nursing Assistant Training Program consists of 80 hours of theory utilizing methodologies of instruction: Role Play and Discussion: Lecture and Videos. 40 hours of supervised clinical experience that will be prepared for the laboratory practice sessions. Satisfactory completion of this 120 hr. course makes the student eligible to take the State’s written competency examination. All students attending the class will have CPR Card included in the price of tuition. CPR Certification is required prior to clinical experience. Course Objectives: Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
1. Understand the role and organization of health care facilities and interdisciplinary health care teams.
2. Identify the roles and responsibilities of the Registered Nurse, Licensed Practical Nurse and Nursing Assistant within the health care system.
3. Understand theoretical knowledge necessary in providing basic health care services.
4. Demonstrate the ability to perform clinical skills essential in providing basic health care services.
5. Communicate accurately and appropriately in the role of Nursing Assistant.
6. Demonstrate professional qualities/characteristics of a Nursing Assistant.
7. Demonstrate the ability to function as a Nursing Assistant under the supervision of a Registered Nurse or Licensed Practical Nurse.
Methods of Instruction:
3. Return Demonstration
1. Student must be at least sixteen years of age by the termination of the program.
2. Student must have completed at least eight years of grade school or provide proof of equivalent knowledge.
3. Student must be able to speak and understand the English language.
4. Student must be in good physical, mental and emotional health.
5. CPR certification (for Healthcare Provider) is required prior to the clinical experience (CPR 100)
Attendance Policy: The State of Illinois requires all students to attend all hours of instruction. If an emergency arises, the student must call the instructor of the program in order to make up the absence. Only one absence is allowed, the student will not be able to continue the program if over one absence. It is then the student’s responsibility to drop from the class by calling Homecoming Healthcare Inc. If a day is missed it must be made up with a time arranged by the instructor.
• 5 minutes or more is considered tardy.
• First tardy - quiz may be taken, a verbal warning is given
• Second tardy - quiz may be taken, a verbal warning is given •
Third tardy - quiz may be taken, a contract will be signed by the student / instructor and your total grade will be dropped one letter grade. All time must be made up
• Fourth tardy - student will be dropped effective immediately no refund. Each student will be provided the Homecoming Healthcare, Inc. Student Code of Conduct and adherence is mandatory to remain in the program.
* Note: Successful completion of course curriculum, criminal background check with no disqualifying convictions and state exam assures placement on Health Care Worker Registry by IDPH
* Note: All healthcare workers must have background check completed.
94 % – 100% A
88 % – 93% B
87 % – 80% C
74 % - 79 % D
The student must achieve a minimum grade of “C” in all components of the class. If lower, the student will not continue. Evaluation is necessary at two levels theory and clinical. In order to begin the clinical component, the student must meet the following criteria: PRE-CLINICAL No Mantoux – No Clinical – No Exceptions!
Students must meet the following criteria to participate in clinical:
1. Submit Criminal Background Check 1st week.
2. Physical exam completed successfully.
3. 2-Step Mantoux within 6 months (negative results) or chest x-ray within 6 months.
4. CPR Certification for Healthcare Provider COMPLETED. Complete all theory make-up time. Absence must be made up the week class is missed. This will be arranged by your instructor.
5. Successfully perform the 21 clinical skills. 3 attempts allowed for each skill. If failure of one skill occurs, continuing the class will not be permitted.
6. Regular attendance, professional attitude, and class participation.
7. If all of the above are completed, student will be allowed to take the Pre-Clinical exam. The state regulation permits only 10 students in the clinical area per day. Therefore it may be necessary to add days to the clinical component. Students will be alerted on the 1st or 2nd week of the program.
POST – CLINICAL The Final grade will be determined by the following criteria. An 80% or better must be achieved in each area.
*Quizzes 1/3 *Post Final 80% min score (average together with pre-clinical) 1/3 *Clinical performance 1/3
COMPUTING FINAL GRADE
• Add all 12 quizzes and divide by 12= quiz percentage
• Divide pre-clinical and post-clinical scores by 2 and sum equals average of both
• Add total clinical points this equals sum for clinical grade
• Add these 3 %’s and divide by 3 and that is your grade
*Over-riding Areas of Concern: Failure in one or all of the following areas indicates that the student is not performing within the realm of safe student practice and he/she will not be allowed to complete the program. There is no pre-determined criterion for physical or emotional jeopardy. The instructor will be responsible to judge the situation, incident, or behavior, which would endanger the safety of a patient, family, or fellow student. Only one warning will be given to the student. If the incident is repeated the student will be terminated immediately.
Definition-Physical Jeopardy: Any action or inaction on the part of the student, which threatens the patient’s physical well being or violation of the HIPPA Act. Emotional Jeopardy: Any action or inaction on the part of the student, which threatens the emotional well being of the patient and/or family, instructor or fellow student or employee of the facility.
Readmission Policy: Only students who have withdrawn from the program because of personal factors, illness or low-grade performance in the theory component will be considered for readmission to the Nursing Assistant Program. Full tuition payment is required for readmission. Those students who violate the Homecoming Healthcare Inc. Code of Conduct in theory or clinical or demonstrate unsatisfactory clinical performance will be terminated and are not eligible for readmission.
Uniform Policy: Equipment provided: CPR card, State Test fee and Background Check fee. Students are required to furnish the following prior to their clinical experience: Stethoscope, gait belt, watch with a second hand, uniform is required for the clinical portion of the program. Dark blue scrub top, Dark blue slacks, clean white shoes and a name tag.
Not allowed: sweat pants, stretch pants, colored socks, hats. No excessive jewelry will be permitted in the clinical area i.e. bracelets, necklaces, nose rings, eyebrow piercing, tongue piercing, multiple ear piercing, or artificial nails. Clear nail polish is permitted with short nails. Artificial marks visible on lower arm or neck must be covered while completing clinical. Hair must be off the collar, subtle style/color to care for patients in a health facility. These are examples but will not be limited.
Required Textbook: Hartman’s Nursing Assistants care| Long-Term and Home Health. Alvare, Fuzy & Rymer. Textbook Incomplete Grade: An incomplete grade is not an option in this course. Makeup clinical days will be at the expense of the student regarding paying the cost of the instructor’s time if necessary.
Web Site to Check Test Results: http://www.idph.state.il.us/nar/home.htm State Competency Examination: Web site to take a free NA state test practice exam and Skills video www.nurseaidetesting.com Federal and state law mandates that all students who complete a NA program must take, and successfully pass a State Competency Examination in order to be placed on the Health Care Worker Registry. The Manager of the program will assist the student in registering for this examination. The test fee of $60 is included in your course fees. Class Cancellation due to Weather:
During severe weather call Homecoming Healthcare inc. office at (815)-280-5174, after 2:00pm for evening classes cancellation .Any days missed will be rescheduled.