Program Objectives

The New Chapters Nursing Assistant Training Program curriculum is designed to:

  1. Meet the Department of Social and Health Services, Aging and Disabilities Services Administration and the Department of Health Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission agencies requirements and compliance with Federal Codes 42 CFR 483.151-154, RCS 18.88A and WAC 246-84.
  2. Provide learners with an understanding of their vital role on the care team by:
    1. Clearly defining and developing core competencies
    2. Gaining an understanding of patient care settings and other care team members
  3. Equip learners to provide skilled care in a variety of work settings
  4. Promote a "humanistic" perspective that recognizes individual needs and unique care plans for each patient 

The following core topics will be covered in the curriculum to meet the desired objectives:

  • The health care system
  • Who is the Nursing Assistant?
  • Professionalism
  • Job seeking skills
  • Legal and ethical issues
  • Communication skills
  • Infection Control-HIV/AIDS training
  • Safety (the patient, the environment, the caregiver)
  • First Aid/CPR-Emergency care
  • Basic patient and resident care
  • Death and dying
  • Structure and function of the human body
  • Caring for people with special needs—
  1. Rehabilitation
  2. Developmental Disabilities
  3. Mental Illness
  4. Dementia
  5. Cancer
  • Home health care