Pre-Nursing (CNA)

Course Overview

Healthcare Specialist; C.N.A. prepares the students desiring to work as a nursing assistant with the knowledge, skills, and attitudes essential for providing basic patient care in a hospital, extended care facility or home health setting, under the supervision of licensed healthcare professionals. The course involves both classroom and clinical training within extended care facility, and hospital setting. The course also introduces students to the disease process and aspects of caring for individuals with dementia, along with introduction to Medical Terminology and Essential Anatomy & Physiology. The student will understand the basics of the human body and prepares the student with the language skills necessary for effective, independent use of health and medical reference materials. The course also includes the Principles of Healthcare content, which involves skills common to specific health career topics, introduction to healthcare systems and lab experiences planned around the students’ career objectives. Students who successfully complete this course are eligible to sit for the Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) state certification exam for nursing assistants. This course meets minimum standards set forth by the ISDH for Certified Nursing Assistant Training. Testing is administered by state testing examiners; IEP accepted for oral testing only per the Indiana State Department of Health, 504 Accommodations are dependent on the state testing examiner and the Indiana State Department of Health. 


Ivy Tech Dual College Credits Available

Course College Credits Prerequisite(s) Other
HLHS 100 Introduction to Health Careers 3

None

Qualifies for Technical Honors Diploma Priority Dual Credit

HLHS 101 Medical Terminology      or 

HLHS 105 Medical Law & Ethics 

(Second-year students only)

3 GPA or Knowledge Assessment Qualifies for Technical Honors Diploma Priority Dual Credit
HLHS 102 Essential Anatomy & Physiology 3 GPA or Knowledge Assessment Qualifies for Technical Honors Diploma Priority Dual Credit
HLHS 104 CPR/Basic Life Support .5 GPA or Knowledge Assessment Qualifies for Technical Honors Diploma Priority Dual Credit
HLHS 107 CNA Preparation 5 None Qualifies for Technical Honors Diploma Priority Dual Credit
HLHS 113 Dementia Care 3 None Qualifies for Technical Honors Diploma Priority Dual Credit

 

Industry Certifications

  • Upon successful completion of the 105-hour course requirements, and completion/passing of the state certification exam, the student will be certified in Nurse Assisting.
  • Dementia Care Certification and Basic Life Support (BLS) Healthcare Provider CPR certification will be obtained through passing the classroom portion of the program.
  • Certification exams are a required part of the course curriculum. 
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DOE Course

7168/5274/7166

Recommended  Grade Level

11, 12

Required  Prerequisite

None

High School Credits

  • 2 semester course
  • 2 semesters required
  • 3 credits per semester
  • maximum of 6 credits
    • 7168 Principles of Healthcare
    • 5274 Medical Terminology
    •  7166 CNA

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