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Nurse-Aide Course Information

The course provides both classroom and clinical experience in caring for the aging patient, client and resident. It will help you qualify for state registry as a nurse aide after completion of Nebraska or Iowa state approved exams. After successful completion of the examination, participants will be eligible for registry in both Iowa and Nebraska. This course includes a minimum of 30 hours of practical clinical application and 45 hours of classroom content. Computer assisted instruction, videos, lecture, group discussion, textbooks and handouts are all instructional methods utilized.

Participants will be able to:

Identify the physical, emotional and psychosocial aspects of the aging process. Demonstrate basic knowledge, skills and attitudes specific to caring for the aging patient/client/resident. Identify means to assist the aging patient/client/resident in obtaining and maintaining their optimal function potential. Demonstrate care that reflects consideration of the aging patient/client/resident.