Acute Care Nurse Aide Certificate AC31

The Acute Care Nurse Aide Technical Certificate of Credit prepares students with classroom training and practice as well as the clinical experiences necessary to care for patients in various settings including general medical and surgical hospitals, nursing care facilities, community care facilities for the elderly, and home health care services. Students who successfully complete the Nurse Aide Technical Certificate of Credit may be eligible to sit for the National Nurse Aide Assessment program (NNAAP) which determines competency to become enrolled in the State nurse aide registry. This program provides students who have completed nurse aide fundamental training with advanced knowledge, skills, and clinical application necessary for carrying out daily patient care activities in the hospital setting. Emphasis is placed on recognizing and reporting changes in the physical and cognitive conditions of hospitalized patients and assisting with specialized care of these patients. Topics include: admissions/discharges/transfers; respiratory changes, airway management and oxygen administration therapy/safety; neurological changes and seizure precautions; hypo-/hyperglycemic conditions and testing; IV therapy and central lines; allergic reactions; emergency procedures; pre- and post-operative care.

Degree Requirements

Requirements List

SEMN 1000First Semester Seminar


ALHS 1040Introduction to Health Care


ALHS 1060Diet and Nutrition for Allied Health Sciences


ALHS 1090Medical Terminology for Allied Health Sciences


NAST 1100Nurse Aide Fundamentals


NAST 1500Nurse Aide Acute Care Internship


Total Credit Hours: 15