Allied Health

Tri-level Nursing Assistant/Home Health Aide Certificate

Overview

This certificate program teaches basic nursing skills and beginning interpersonal relationship skills. The graduate will be able to provide care to patients of all ages under the direction and supervision of a registered nurse. Day and evening classes offered. The Tri-level Nursing Assistant/Home Health Aide course is recommended for students planning to continue their education into the Nursing Program.

Tri-level Nursing Assistant/Home Health Aide Certificate Admission Requirements

Admission into this Allied Health certificate requires that the applicant attend an information session. Students must meet all College Medical and Immunization Requirements, meet the Nursing Assistant Program’s Technical Standards (Physical and Behavioral Capabilities), and pass a Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) and Sex Offender Record Information (SORI) check. To remain in this program, a student must maintain a 75% average in the required courses, a satisfactory clinical evaluation, and adhere to the attendance policy.

Tri-level Nursing Assistant/Home Health Aide Certificate Technical Standards
In order to be eligible for and successfully complete the Tri-level Nursing Assistant/Home Health Aide Certificate, certain physical and behavioral standards are required as part of the program and clinical/lab experience. These technical standards have been developed using the U.S. Department of Labor's skills and abilities for those working in a medical setting. Some cooperative work experience opportunities may have additional requirements beyond the technical standards listed here and requirements may vary by agency. Students must satisfy the program’s technical standards and the individual agency requirements before a clinical assignment is approved.

These technical standards are established in accordance with the Section 504 of the federal Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the American with Disabilities Act. All students must be able to satisfy these standards with or without a reasonable accommodation. These include:

Communication (Verbal and Non-Verbal)

Auditory Ability

Visual Ability

Physical Strength (Gross Motor Control)

Manual Dexterity (Fine Motor Movement)

Behavioral/Mental Performance

The Immunization Requirements are available at: www.capecod.edu/registration/immunization.

Career Outlook

There are unlimited employment opportunities for graduates to work in hospitals, nursing homes, assisted living, home care and hospice settings. Graduates are eligible to take the State certification exam as nursing assistants and are certified as Home Health Aides and in CPR/First Aid Basic Life Support.

Program Outcomes

Upon completion of the Tri-level Nursing Assistant/Home Health Aide Certificate, students are able to: