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A student in the Aims nurse aide certificate program

Nurse AideRequirements

The 5-to-6-week Aims nurse aide certificate program gives you 110 hours of learning experience in the skills needed to become a certified nurse aide. 

Note that the nurse aide program is in high demand, and you must meet specific admissions requirements in order to register for your first class.

Upon admission, you’ll learn to perform fundamental skills of a nurse aide, including communication, personal care, safety and emergency care. You’ll also study government regulations, healthcare ethics and cultural sensitivity. In a clinical course, you’ll have the chance to apply everything you’ve learned while working with patients in a clinical setting in the community.

Row Groupings Certificate Requirements: Credits
required

Prepares the student to perform the fundamental skills of the nurse aide. Basic nursing skills, communication skills, restorative services, personal care skills, safety and emergency care issues are covered in theory and lab. Includes knowledge and/or principles of asepsis, OSHA and HIPAA regulations. Ethical behaviors, cultural sensitivity and principles of mental health will be addressed, as well as patient/resident rights. Zero to four credits.

Course Prerequisites

Permission of instructor

Course Corequisites
NUA 170
0-4
required

Applies knowledge and skill gained in NUA 101 to patient care. One credit.

Course Prerequisites

Permission of instructor

Course Corequisites
NUA 101
1
Total Credits for Certificate 5