HCCC1480 Healthcare Core Curriculum Skills and Clinical

Course Description

The Healthcare Core Curriculum (HCCC) Skills and Clinical course includes an introduction to the nursing care, skills, and concepts necessary to prepare students to complete a clinical experience and gain eligibility to register for the MN Nursing Assistant State Exam as a candidate who has completed an approved nursing assistant program.

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Identify functions that are appropriate to the nursing assistant role and providing person-centered care.
  • Explain the basic concepts of maintaining a clean and safe environment and demonstrate knowledge of related skills.
  • Identify normal and abnormal vital signs and demonstrate accuracy in obtaining vital signs.
  • Explain rationale for providing personal cares and demonstrate proficient performance of personal care skills.
  • Explain the importance of providing activity and exercise and demonstrate proficient performance of related skills.
  • Explain basic concepts of nutrition, fluid balance, and types of diets and demonstrate skills related to food and fluid intake.
  • Explain basic concepts related to bowel and bladder function and demonstrate skills related to elimination.
  • Explain special needs associated with clients who have mental and behavioral health challenges and demonstrate skills to modify behavior.
  • Identify workplace rights and responsibilities and explain the importance of organizational skills and personal wellness.

Prerequisite

Please see eServices for section availability and current pre-req/test score requirements for this course.

2 credits: 0 lecture / presentation, 1 lab, 1 other