2018-19 Pierce College Catalog 
    
    Oct 14, 2019  
2018-19 Pierce College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Nursing Assistant Certified (IBEST) Certificate Course Map


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Created by Pierce faculty, this map outlines the initial coursework for this career field. It provides you a clear path to complete your certificate by listing a specific set of courses relevant to your program and career. The map is designed with the appropriate number of credits and meets certificate requirements. Courses are organized in a recommended sequence; please schedule accordingly. If a course is unavailable, select the next appropriate course within the sequence. For each course, a purpose statement explains how the content relates to your career field. On this map, there may be instances when you will be required to select a course from several options. Use these purpose statements and notes to choose the course that best aligns with your interests and needs. You will also find action items to complete to assure you progress and graduate on time. While this map is a great guide to courses required to complete the Nursing Assistant Certified (IBEST) Certificate, you are responsible for fulfilling all certificate requirements. Questions? Your Success Network is ready to help you!

Action Item: Background Check


Prior to admission, you must pass a DSHS background check through WA State - No cost.

Action Item: Prior to Admission


Prior to admission, you must complete TB skin testing with no evidence of active TB infection. Cost consideration for testing ranges from $25-100.

1. Foundations for Success (ABE/ESL) 1 credits


ABE 090/ESL 090, choose as advised.

Course purpose: These courses provides an introduction to the healthcare field along with basic knowledge and information about nursing care.

Note: Placement/selection of interested students is completed by Transitional Education program advisors.

2. IBEST Academic Support (ABE/ESL) 5 credits


ABE/ESL 099, choose as advised.

Course purpose: These courses provide academic support hours to enhance comprehension and understanding of oral and written communication related to health and nursing care.

Note: Placement/selection of interested students by Transitional Ed program advisors.

 

3. Nursing Assistant Theory


  • NAC 101 Nursing Assistant Theory (7 credits)
  • Course purpose: This is a theory course which addresses the basics of patient care and physiological response to illness, basic nursing principles of hygiene and infection control, nutrition, sleep, safety, and communication, role of the NAC. This course also includes 7 hour HIV/AIDS required content for state of WA certification.

Action Item: Apply for Graduation


Way to go! It is time to apply for graduation. Visit the Pierce College Graduation website for details. https://www.pierce.ctc.edu/graduation

4. Nursing Assistant Lab


  • NAC 105 Nursing Assistant Lab (3 credits)
  • Course purpose: This is a lab course to teach appropriate and necessary skills for work as an NAC in a patient care environment. This course includes Healthcare Provider CPR certification.

5. Nursing Assistant Clinicial


  • NAC 107 Nursing Assistant Clinical (2 credits)
  • Course purpose: This course provides an opportunity for clinical practice to apply knowledge and skills in an actual patient care environment. Includes Mock Testing opportunity for skills test practice for certification at end of quarter.

6. IBEST Academic Support (ABE/ESL) 3 credits


Course purpose: These are support courses to enhance comprehension and application of NAC coursework. They provide academic support to enhance comprehension and understanding of oral and written communication related to health and nursing care.

Note: Concurrent with NAC program coursework for academic support (adult learner or ESL needs). If student intends to work and become NAC, apply for certification with the State of WA and schedule testing. Cost considerations- application = $65.00.

Action Item: Apply for Certification


If you intend to work and become a NAC, apply for certification with the State of WA and schedule testing. Cost considerations - application = $65.00.

Action Item: Applying to Nursing Programs


If you intend to apply to a nursing program, meet with the appropriate advisor regarding requirements of school/program.

Total credits 21


Program Code: 329S


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