The foundation of all nursing care starts with the nurse assistant. This 104-hour course of training is based on the standards established for the South Carolina Nurse Aide curriculum. Study includes classroom, lab experience, clinical practice in a selected facility and American Heart Association Basic Life Support/CPR training for Healthcare Providers. Nurse assistants provide basic personal care for patients in health care facilities, hospitals, and in-home health care. They provide care with vital signs, dressing, feeding, bathing, ambulating, and personal assistance. Registrations must be done in-person at Corporate & Community Education in the Tracy Gaines Building, Room G17. Students must present a picture ID, their Social Security card, a 2-step PPD (TB) vaccination documentation and a CollegeScreen report. The CollegeScreen report can be completed online for a charge of $75. See additional information below to access the report. NOTE: When completing application for the CollegeScreen report, you must select Corporate & Community Education as the department. The South Carolina Nursing Assistant Certification Examination can be taken after successful completion of this program. The exam cost is $101. More information will be given in class regarding how to register and pay for this exam. Employment: The US Department of Labor states that employment for nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants will grow 19 percent (faster than the average for all occupations) predominantly in response to the long-term care needs of an increasing elderly population. Numerous job openings and excellent job opportunities are expected.
Academic Level
Continuing Education
Subject
Healthcare
Prerequisites
None 
Cost
$898 | Books $125.43
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