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COURSE NUMBER: NURS115
COURSE TITLE:Certified Nursing Assistant Skills Refresher Course
DIVISION:Adult Education
SEMESTER CREDIT HOURS:0.5
CONTACT HOURS:10
STUDENT ENGAGEMENT HOURS:22.5
DELIVERY MODE:In-Person

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
The CNA Refresher Course is intended to provide students with a re-introduction to the Certified Nursing Assistant field. The course is in place to make certain that students still have the necessary knowledge and skills required to work as a nursing assistant. The course will include classroom a classroom portion as well as a lab segment.

PREREQUISITES:
Student must be a resident of College District #507, and previously held a C.N.A. license through the State of Illinois’s Department of Public Health.

NOTES: This course is not available for web registration.

STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
  • Overview of CNA career-related duties and responsibilities
  • How to protect patient privacy/dignity
  • Communication skills
  • Infection control
  • Skills evaluation
  • Knowledge of the current scope of practice as directed by the Illinois Nursing Practitioners Act

TOPICAL OUTLINE:
  1. PROMPT & REGULAR ATTENDANCE: The refresher course is a class to REVIEW/REFRESH your knowledge related to being a Certified Nursing Assistant. You are required to be on time, and in class when it is in session. If you are late or miss, you are immediately dropped, and therefore, will not be submitted to recertify.
  2. LECTURE CONTENT: The lecture related to the refresher course will be a review of the information already received in the CNA program from which you graduated. There will not be any quizzes/exams relate to content.
  3. GRADING: There will not be a letter grade issued for the refresher course. It will be a PASS/FAIL grade only.
  4. SKILLS EVALUATION: The 21 IDPH mandated skills will be reviewed. ALL SKILLS MUST BE DEMONSTRATED AND PASSED TO RECEIVE CREDIT FOR THIS COURSE AND TO BE ALLOWED TO RECERTIFY.

TEXTBOOK / SPECIAL MATERIALS:
See bookstore website for current book(s) at https://www.dacc.edu/bookstore

EVALUATION:
RECERTIFICATION PROCEDURE:
  1. The Approved Evaluator (instructor) must administer the manual skills test, and the student must demonstrate competency in all required fields.
  2. Once competency has been determined, the evaluator will complete a Manual Skills Evaluation Form and mail it to the registry.
  3. When the evaluator’s form is received, the registry will verify the information related to the student. For example, the student passed the manual skills test, background check requirements, etc.
  4. When all information has been verified, the student may sit for the State Competency Exam, if required.
STUDENT CONDUCT CODE:
Membership in the DACC community brings both rights and responsibility. As a student at DACC, you are expected to exhibit conduct compatible with the educational mission of the College. Academic dishonesty, including but not limited to, cheating and plagiarism, is not tolerated. A DACC student is also required to abide by the acceptable use policies of copyright and peer-to-peer file sharing. It is the student’s responsibility to become familiar with and adhere to the Student Code of Conduct as contained in the DACC Student Handbook. The Student Handbook is available in the Information Office in Vermilion Hall and online at: https://www.dacc.edu/student-handbook

DISABILITY SERVICES:
Any student who feels s/he may need an accommodation based on the impact of a disability should contact the Testing & Academic Services Center at 217-443-8708 (TTY 217-443-8701) or stop by Cannon Hall Room 103. Please speak with your instructor privately to discuss your specific accommodation needs in this course.

REVISION:
Spring 2019

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