Prepares learners for entry-level employment as assistants to a licensed nurse in a hospital, nursing home, home health agency or community-based residential facility. Covers simple nursing tasks such as bathing and feeding patients, making beds and taking vital signs. FVTC's Nursing Assistant program is approved by the Wisconsin Department of Health Services. In order to complete the course you need to participate in a clinical experience. All clinical agencies require completion of a background check and specific health requirements. This information needs to be sent to the agency prior to the class starting. To make it easier to fulfill these requirements, we've grouped them into two steps. **Prior to class registration, you will need to complete this pre-application process. ** Classes fill quickly, so get started soon. [Learn more about the program and start the pre-application process.](www.fvtc.edu/program/health-science/30-543-1/nursing-assistant)
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Introduces the basic normal anatomy and physiology of the human body essential for nursing practice. Medical terminology is introduced and plays a significant role in the course. Medical Terminology (10-501-101) is recommended but not required.
An introduction to contemporary healthcare practices for students interested in a career serving diverse healthcare communities. Learners explore the essential skills required for equitable and inclusive person-centered interactions. Learners examine various health communities, mindful practices, professionalism, problem solving, and patient confidentiality.
Focuses on the use of technology in healthcare. Learners use common business software applications, including word processing, presentation, spreadsheet, and databases. Communication methods using technology are addressed. Learners gain experience with using the electronic health record (E.H.R.). Healthcare E.H.R. security issues, social media use, and digital healthcare resources are examined.
Students learn to recognize human body structure and function in health and disease states. Students explore the causes, signs, and symptoms of diseases of the major body systems as well as the diagnostic procedures, usual treatment, prognosis, and prevention of diseases commonly diagnosed and treated in the medical office setting.
Focuses on the component parts of medical terms: prefixes, suffixes and word roots. Students practice formation, analysis and reconstruction of terms. Emphasis on spelling, definition and pronunciation. Introduction to operative, diagnostic, therapeutic and symptomatic terminology of all body systems, as well as systemic and surgical terminology.