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COURSE NUMBER: NURS120
COURSE TITLE:Health Occupations I: Role of Nurse Assistant
DIVISION:Adult Education
SEMESTER CREDIT HOURS:3
CONTACT HOURS:113
STUDENT ENGAGEMENT HOURS:135
DELIVERY MODE:In-Person

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
The initial 45 hours of a 99 hour program meets fall semester and is designed to prepare students to provide basic health care in health care facilities such as hospitals and nursing homes. Instruction will include such topics as: Understanding health care settings, the healthcare team, legal and ethical issues, human growth and development, the aging process, common acute and chronic conditions, and Alzheimer’s disease. Class designed to prepare students to provide basic healthcare in hospitals and nursing homes.

PREREQUISITES:
High School Junior or Senior, 8 th grade reading level, and 7 th grade math level based on standardized testing. Must also be a resident of College District #507.

NOTES: This course is not available for web registration.

STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
  1. Know the purpose of health care institutions and their functions.
  2. Relate proper attitudes toward patients and other personnel.
  3. Identify and demonstrate the basic nursing skills necessary for quality patient care, and define the role the nurse assistant plays in that care.
  4. Recognize the importance of cleanliness and the methods of disinfecting and sterilization.
  5. List and describe the basic rules of safety in the health care setting.
  6. Define their responsibilities and list legal aspects.
  7. Understand the loss of the intellectual abilities of the Alzheimer’s patient. Be aware of creative and flexible approaches in dealing with the patient.

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

EVALUATION:
Grade Scale:
A- 90% - 100%
B- 80% - 89%
C- 70% - 79%
D- 60% - 69%
F- Below 60%

The student must maintain a C average to receive a certificate. Weekly quizzes and a comprehensive final exam are averaged to obtain the theory grade. (quizzes - 15% each; final - 40%)

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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