Health Science: Therapeutic and Diagnostic Services/Nurse Aide (D45970-Diploma)

The Health Science: Therapeutic and Diagnostic Services/Nurse Aide (D45970-Diploma) curriculum is designed to prepare students for careers in the Health Sciences.

Students will complete general education courses that provide a foundation for success in nursing and allied health curricula. Students may select a career pathway that will prepare them for an entry level position in health care. Courses may also provide foundational knowledge needed in the pursuit of advanced health science degrees or programs.

Graduates should qualify for an entry-level job associated with the program major such as Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) or Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (AEMT), Medical Assistant, Nurse Aide, Pharmacy Technician, Phlebotomist, or Massage Therapist dependent upon the selected program major.

Nurse Aide: The Nurse Aide curriculum prepares individuals to work under the supervision of licensed nursing professionals in performing nursing care and services for persons of all ages. Topics include growth and development, personal care, vital signs, communication, nutrition, medical asepsis, therapeutic activities, accident and fire safety, household environment and equipment management, family resources and services, and employment skills. Upon completion, the student may be eligible for listing as a Nurse Aide I and other selected Nurse Aide registries as determined by the local program of study.

Current classes for Nurse Aide Training are listed on the McDowell Technical Community College Website under Academic Department: Nursing

In addition to the courses listed below, students may be required to take transition/co-requisite classes based on RISE criteria. These classes do not count toward hours required for graduation.

Diploma Program

I. General Education Courses

 

 

 

 

Course

Title

Class

Lab

Clinical

Credit

ENG 111

Writing and Inquiry

3

0

0

3

PSY 150

General Psychology

3

0

0

3

II. Major Courses

 

 

 

 

NAS 101

Nurse Aide I

3

4

3

6

NAS 102

Nurse Aide II

3

2

6

6

MED 121

Medical Terminology I

3

0

0

3

MED 122

Medical Terminology II

3

0

0

3

III. Other Major Courses

 

 

 

 

BIO 168

Anatomy and Physiology I

3

3

0

4

BIO 169

Anatomy and Physiology II

3

3

0

4

CIS 110

Introduction to Computers

2

2

0

3

NUT 110

Nutrition

3

0

0

3

IV. Other Required Courses

 

 

 

 

ACA 115

Success and Study Skills

0

2

0

1

Total Credits: 39

 

Recommended Semester Schedule

First Year-Fall Semester

 

 

 

 

Course

Title

Class

Lab

Clinical

Credit

NAS 101

Nurse Aide I

3

4

3

6

ACA 115

Success and Study Skills

0

2

0

1

ENG 111

Writing and Inquiry

3

0

0

3

MED 121

Medical Terminology I

3

0

0

3

BIO 168

Anatomy and Physiology I

3

3

0

4

First Year-Spring Semester

 

 

 

 

NAS 102

Nurse Aide II

3

2

6

6

MED 122

Medical Terminology II

3

0

0

3

NUT 110

Nutrition

3

0

0

3

BIO 169

Anatomy and Physiology II

3

3

0

4

First Year-Summer Semester

 

 

 

 

CIS 110

Introduction to Computers

2

2

0

3

PSY 150

General Psychology

3

0

0

3