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Nursing Assistant: LTC


This competency-based course offers an overview of anatomy, physiology, nutrition, medical terminology and an introduction to diseases and disorders.  Emphasis is given to safety principles, infection control and the philosophy of nursing.  This course also integrates methods for meeting the social and psychological needs of the patient.  Nursing skills and clinical procedures are practiced in the classroom skills laboratory before being demonstrated in community health facilities. 


  • Completion of Medical Terminology (HIT/1),
  • 8.0 reading level (See test schedule in next column),
  • No criminal record,
  • Current I.D.,
  • TB clearance,
  • Physical exam,
  • BLS valid CPR Healthcare Provider Card,
  • Social Security number
Qualifying applicants will be given registration information for the upcoming class upon passing the reading test.   COST: $250 (Registration fee only) Approximate total cost for Nursing Assistant: Long-Term Care is $850 (registration, books, insurance, fingerprinting, uniform and supplies). 
NOTE: Students must pay registration fee and $55 fingerprinting fee at time of registration.  Fingerprinting fee is non-refundable and is payable in cash only.  Students must also purchase insurance directly from an insurance carrier.  Clinical rotation hours TBA.  Enrollment is limited to 15 students.

77-50-75        T-Th    8:15 AM-4:15 PM      8/14/18-10/18/18

77-50-75        T-Th    8:15 AM-4:15 PM      11/13/18-2/13/19


  • Separate costs for books, exams, supplies, preparation, certifications and/or licenses provided by outside vendors may be incured.
  • Once a Certificate of Completion is earned in a course, that course cannot be repeated.