Certified Nurse Aide/Home Health Aide - Career Certificate

Curriculum Code: 903

Program Information
The career certificate in Certified Nurse Aide Program (CNA) and Home Health Aide Program (HHA) allows the students to learn how to care for clients in a variety of settings, including long term care facilities, assisted living centers, hospitals and in home care. The Home Health Aide provides care to clients who suffer from chronic illnesses or cognitive and developmental disabilities and require assistance in their homes, and the Certified Nurse Aide provides physical and psychosocial care to clients in the long term care, assisted living and acute care settings. Both the CNA and the HHA report their observations to the Registered Nurse and or case manager in the home care setting. The courses consist of theory content, lab simulations and clinical exposure.

When You Graduate
When You Graduate Upon successful completion of the combination course, the students are eligible to take the Certified Nurse Aide Personal Assistant Examination through the Department of Health and Senior Services, as well as receive a certificate of completion of the Home Health Aide course through the New Jersey Board of Nursing. The goal of the combination of these programs is to create a direct pathway to the AAS or Academic Certificate in Health Science, as well as increased the job marketability for the students by completing both courses.

Upon completion of this program, student should be able to:
•Discuss the roles and responsibilities and licensure requirements for the Certified Nurse Aide. •Discuss the roles and responsibilities of the Home Health Aide. •Explain how the physiological process of aging can affect a client’s health. •Discuss the physiological implications of chronic illnesses or cognitive and developmental disabilities on clients in the home environment. •Communicate in a clear, concise manner to residents, their families and other multidisciplinary health care team members. •Demonstrate basic clinical competency while working in long term care, assisted living facilities, hospitals and in home care.


Program Requirements (13-15)
Credits
HS
116
Certified Nurse Aide
4
HS
118
Home Health Aide for CNAs or
HS
117
Home Health Aide
3-4
HS
103
Medical Terminology
2
HS
115
Basic Nutrition
3
HS
140
Legal & Ethical Issues
3


Total Credits: (13-15)