2016-2017 Catalog

Nursing Program - Nurse Assistant Course

This four credit course (NRST 1510) prepares a person to work as an assistant to, and under the supervision of licensed nursing personnel with an emphasis on the elderly client. The course includes basic nursing assistant principles, as well as practice and demonstration of skills related to client care. Students’ time will be divided between theory, laboratory time, and supervised clinical experience. Current immunizations, TB Skin Test, Tdap and Health Care Provider CPR certification are necessary to attend clinical. Additional information is available on costs of the course, certification, and job opportunities from the nursing department. A limited number of students are admitted into the course on a “space available” basis until the class is filled.

Satisfactory completion of the course entitles the student to take a competency exam to become “Certified” in the State of Wyoming. Certification is necessary for employment as a nursing assistant in Wyoming.