Long-term Care Nurse Aide
This certificate curriculum will prepare an individual to be a nurse aide in a long-term care facility or home health care agency.
This state-approved course will provide specific knowledge and skills required for a nurse aide to safely function in a long-term care setting.
Upon successful completion of this course, the student is qualified to take the State Competency Evaluation Nurse Aide Examination to become a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA).
CHSE 108 - This course will prepare an individual to be a nurse aide in a long-term care facility or home health care agency. This state-approved course will provide specific knowledge and skills required for a nurse aide to safely function in a long-term care setting.
Nurse Aide skills are taught in lecture using discussion/demonstration, practiced and clarified in lab, and enhanced and appropriately performed in the clinical experience.
Students are encouraged to carry personal health insurance coverage. Lansing Community College liability insurance covers student malpractice or neglect during the specific clinical hours that students are on the clinical unit(s).
BLS certification cannot be achieved through this course.
6% below National Average
% Change (2018-2019)
Median Hourly Wages
Participants will need proof of their TB test results, Annual Flu Shot and up-to-date vaccine/immunizations documentation, criminal background check to be performed by the Internet Criminal History Access Tool (ICHAT), and will teal scrubs with LCC logo, white shoes, and watch with capability of counting seconds.
Annual flu shots and up-to-date vaccine/immunizations documentation covers October - March. Additionally needed are: MMR and Tdap (tetanus within 10 years), HepB (or waiver), and varicella (chicken pox).
A criminal background investigation is required to be completed on all students who register for CHSE class that requires a clinical practicum as part of the program. These programs require a criminal background check to be performed by the Internet Criminal History Access Tool (ICHAT). This is a self-serve website open to the public for non-fingerprint-based Michigan criminal history background checks. The student must access the site, pay the fee, print the report and present a copy to their instructor within the first week of class or sooner at the discretion of the instructor. The instructor will provide details during the first class session.
Course Pack information will be provided to the students on the D2L course site. Students will be expected to print some items. Lab Kit of supplies are part of the course fees. Students will be provided the opportunity the first day of class to pick up their supplies from Medical Lock Storage (MLS) in the Health and Human Services (HHS) building. The student will need to purchase their Gail Belt prior to the course compliance date. There is a link in our course to purchase and then pick up from MLS.
Tuition (In District) $840 + Registration Fees $610+ Additional Materials $200 (est) = $1650/person
Tuition (Out of District) $1680 + Registration Fees $610 + Additional Materials $200 (est) = $2490/person
Competencies and Abilities
- STRENGTH: Perform physical activities requiring ability to push/pull objects more than 50 pounds to transfer objects of more than 100 pounds.
- MANUAL DEXTERITY: Perform motor skills such as standing, walking, handshaking; manipulative skills such as writing and typing; calibration of equipment.
- COORDINATION: Perform body coordination such as walking, filing, retrieving equipment; eye-hand coordination such as keyboard skills; tasks which require arm-hand steadiness such as taking blood pressure, calibration of tools and equipment, etc.
- MOBILITY: Perform mobility skills such as walking, standing, occasionally prolong standing or sitting in an uncomfortable position.
- VISUAL ABILITY: See objects far away and to discriminate colors and to see objects closely as in reading faces, dials, monitors, syringes, etc.
- HEARING: Hear normal sounds with background noise and to distinguish sounds.
- TACTILE: Prove tactile ability sufficient for physical assessment. Perform palpation, functions of physical examination and/or those related to therapeutic intervention, e.g., insertion of a catheter.
- CONCENTRATION: Concentrate on details with moderate amount of interruptions, such as client requests, alarms, etc.
- ATTENTION SPAN: Attend to task/functions for periods up to 60 minutes in length and to attend to tasks/functions for periods exceeding 60 minutes in length.
- CONCEPTUALIZATION: Understand and relate to specific ideas, concepts, and theories generated and simultaneously discussed.
- MEMORY: Remember task/assignments given to self and others over both short and long periods of time.
- CRITICAL THINKING: Possess critical thinking ability sufficient for safe practice. Be able to apply theoretical concepts to clinical settings.
- INTERPERSONAL: Use interpersonal skills sufficient to interact with individuals, families, and groups from a variety of social, emotional, cultural, and intellectual backgrounds.
- COMMUNICATION: Communicate effectively for interactions with others in verbal and written form. Must be able to explain treatment procedures to client.
- SUBSTANCE ABUSE: Employers may require job seekers to provide evidence of no current alcohol or drug abuse.