At Gerthill Allied Health School, we are committed to providing nursing assistants with the proper classroom theory, and skills in actual healthcare settings. Nursing Assistants will be subjected to theory based classes and clinical in the following modules:
- Safe Nursing Care Practices
- Taking and Monitoring Patient’s Vital Signs
- Nutrition Monitoring
- Symptom Control and Disease Management
- Infection Control
- Nursing Functions
- Basic Life Support (BLS)
- Age-Specific Care Techniques
- Communication Enhancement
- Activities of Daily Living Assistance
- Body Mechanics
Subsequently, we prepare nursing assistants to take the California State Certification Examination to become Certified Nurse Assistants. Each session last for eight weeks and will inspire students to adhere to moral, ethical and professional standards of nursing practice, and gain confidence in all areas of nursing competencies to enable them provide optimal care to patients.
Gerthill Allied Health School’s Nursing Assistant Training Program uses the Nurse Assistant Training and Assessment Program (NATAP) Curriculum in accordance with the guidelines and recommendations of California Department of Public Health.
Overview of the NATAP Curriculum
- provides theory and practical application on skills needed to function as a nurse
- prepares nurse assistants for certification by the State of California, as an entry-level worker on a healthcare team in a long-term care facility
- composed of sixteen (16) Modules with each Module containing lesson plans.
This periodically revised curriculum includes:
- Teaching Strategies
- Clinical Demonstration
- Method of Evaluation
- Updated Terminology
- References and Sample Questions
All of which meets the Title22 of the California Code of Regulations, Division 5, Chapter 2.5, Section 1337-1338.50 Certified Nurse Assistant Program and the Omnibus Reconciliation Act (OBRA) requirements 42CFR chapter IV section 483.152-483.158. The curriculum also meets 50 hours of theory and 100 hours of clinical skills as stated in the code.