NAT—our Nurse Aide Training program introduces the health care profession to our students. Here is where they begin as they learn the requirements and skills they need to be successful in providing patient and long-term resident care.
Our students learn about the Nurse Aide Role, Infection Control, Safety and Body Mechanics, Resident Care, Long Term Care Facility, Resident’s Rights, Interaction Skills, Vital Signs, Elimination, Nutrition, Environment and Bed Making, Developmental Disabilities, Dementia Care, Rehabilitation, Mental Health, Restraints, Personal Care, Cultural Diversity, Clinical Rotation and Death and Dying.
Three core learning methods are provided to students at the ABC Training Center. These include clinical, lab, and lecture. The lab and lecture portions are taught in the onsite simulated lab. Clinicals are taught at the long-term care facility with which we are affiliated. When the students successfully complete the program and pass the Prometric State Test, they have the knowledge and competent skills to work in facilities for long-term care. CPR is included in this program.
The Nurse Aide Training course sessions are held 4 days a week for 4 weeks, with each class or session lasting about six hours, in the following proportions:
- 36 Hours of Lecture
- 36 Hours of Lab Work
- 24.5 Hours of Clinical Experience
- 4 Hours of CPR
- Total program hours 100.5
* Evening classes are offered subject to and based on the enrollment of six or more students