Training includes basic daily patient care, patient rights, care for the terminally ill, disease prevention and emergency procedures. Students learn the function and interrelationship of body systems and how to meet the psychosocial needs of terminally ill patients and their families.
Students completing the program will take the Delaware Certified Nursing Assistant exam.
PHYSICAL SKILLS & ABILITIES
See your guidance counselor to learn about physical considerations required for this career program.
ACADEMIC / EMPLOYABILITY SKILLS
Lab Math: Perform practical application of fractions, percentages, ratio and proportion, measurement, logarithms, calculator, practical algebra, and essentials of trigonometry. Algebra: Deal with system of real numbers; linear, quadratic, rational, exponential, and logarithmic functions, and inverse functions; related algebraic solution of equations and inequalities; and probability and statistical inference. Geometry: Plane and solid and rectangular coordinates.
LANGUAGE / ENGLISH SKILLS
Read newspapers, periodicals, journals, manuals, dictionaries, and encyclopedias. Prepare business letters, expositions, summaries, and reports, using prescribed format.
Demonstrate technical competencies in the interpretation of scientific processes and principles, utilization of measurements, and operation of specific scientific equipment. Be able to demonstrate competencies in the interpretation of scientific process and principles of body science, microbiology, chemistry, pharmacology and scientific equipment.
POST-SECONDARY CAREER PATHS
One-year technical certification in licensed practical nursing (LPN). Two-year technical degree in Registered Nursing (R.N.) or four-year college degree.
Long-term Care Aide
Assisted Living Aide
Home Health Care
General Hospital Care
Psychiatric Hospital Care
Private Doctor's Office
Starting $8/hr up to $11/hr and beyond.