NUR 105 Basic Nurse Assistant Trng Program
Credit Hours: 7
Prerequisite: Completion of PSB-HOA (Psychological Services Bureau Exam for Health Occupations Aptitude) with a 12th percentile in all categories of the exam
The purpose of this course is to prepare qualified nurse assistants to function as an integral parts of the health care team. Principles of hygienic care, safety, infection control, body mechanics, vital signs communication, nutrition and interpersonal relationships are among the concepts included in this program. Class instruction is combined with clinical practice to prepare the nurse assistant for employment. Successful completion will entitle the student to a Basic Vocational Specialist Certificate and eligibility to take the State Competency Evaluation for certification. Certification is required for employment. (1.2) Proficiency Credit Not Available Pass/No Credit Not Available
SPECIAL NOTE: Students enrolled in this program are required to have the following: 1) criminal background check, 2) drug test, 3) completed medical form (includes lab tests to prove immunity to common illnesses, TB test and flu shot), 4) health insurance, 5) BLS healthcare provider CPR certification, 6) textbook, uniform, and gait belt, and 7) social security number in order to take the Illinois certification exam, which is required to work as a nurse assistant. The cost associated with these requirements is approximately $450 plus the cost for health insurance. Please refer to the college catalog or elgin.edu/nursing for more information. The last day to register for NUR 105 is 11 days before the start of the term. Students must take the PSB exam prior to registering for class and score in the 12th percentile or better in all sections. All students must attend a boot camp session one week before classes begin to learn strategies to be successful in the program. Attendance on the first day of class is mandatory.