Courses in Nursing-Nursing Assistant

Nursing Assistant

HCTC 1886     4.00 Credits
Course Outline
This 4 credit course meets federal and state criteria for eligibility to take the state test to become a NA, R/HHA. It introduces concepts of basic human needs, the health/illness continuum and focuses on preparing the student to safely perform basic nursing skills needed to function as a Nursing Assistant or Home Health Aide. (Prerequisites: None)

Nursing Assistant Theory

HCTC 1889     3.00 Credits
This course meets federal and state criteria for eligibility to take the state test to become an NAR (Nursing Assistant, Registered). Additionally, the course meets the requirements for Basic Nursing 101, a prerequisite for the Practical Nursing Program. It introduces the concepts of basic human needs, the health/illness continuum and focuses on preparing the student to demonstrate basic nursing skills needed to function as a Nursing Assistant. After completion of HCTC 1889, the student is eligible to take the CNA (Certified Nursing Assistant) test to gain certification. Upon successful completion of the test, the student will be placed on the Minnesota Nursing Assistant Registry. The student in this course is NOT eligible to take the test for HHA (Home Health Aid), since it is not part of instruction in this course.

Home Health Aid/Homemaker

HCTC 1890     1.00 Credits
This course prepares students to be eligible for employment at a home health agency, public health or assisted living facility. Successful completion prepares the student to practice at the Home Health Aide/Homemaker (HHA) level. Completion of the Minnesota Department of Health Nursing Assistant course is required before enrollment into the HHA course because this course builds upon knowledge gained from the Nursing Assistant course. The student will demonstrate a basic understanding of infection control; basic human needs; communication; personal cares; legal issues and care across the lifespan as it pertains to the home health setting. Upon satisfactory completion of the Home Health Aide course, the student is eligible to take the federal Home Health Aide Exam. (Prerequisites: Satisfactory completion of the Minnesota Department of Health Nursing Assistant course. 18 years of age or older)