NUR 103 : Nursing Assistant

Transcript title

Nursing Assistant



Grade mode

Standard letter grades

Contact hours total


Lecture hours


Lab hours


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Department approval based on proof of holding a current American Heart Association, BLS Provider CPR card, passing a criminal history check, passing a urine drug screen, and meeting immunization and TB test requirements.


Covers basic nursing assistant level one care and effective communication skills for clients in acute and long-term care facilities. Discusses issues of confidentiality, client rights, and role of the nursing assistant. Students are eligible to sit for the Oregon State Board of Nursing sanctioned certified nursing assistant level one examination upon completion of the course. Clinic takes place in acute and long-term care facilities.

Learning outcomes

1. Integrate didactic and applied knowledge into an entry-level health care position.
2. Demonstrate an ability to gather information, think critically, and solve problems in the clinical setting.
3. Provide person-centered, ethical care to a diverse group of adult clients, within the authorized duties of the nursing assistant.
4. Use leveled language skills to communicate with the health care team and diverse groups of clients and their family members.
5. Promote physiological and psychological safety of patients and staff in the health care environment.

Content outline

I. Communication and interpersonal skills
II. Person-centered care including a person's rights, human development, and cultural awareness
III. Infection control and prevention
IV. Safety and emergency procedures
V. Activities of daily living
VI. Collaboration with Health Care Team
VII. Observing and reporting
VIII. Documentation
IX. End of life care
X. Caregiver self-care
XI. Mental health and social service needs

Required materials

Dark purple scrub top, black scrub pants to be worn in class, lab, and clinical. Required textbook.

Grading methods

Grades may be determined using a variety of methods including small group project, discussions, reflective journals, worksheets, skills check-offs in lab and clinical settings, quizzes and final exam.

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