Nurse Assisting

  • Student practices taking blood pressure on a classmate.

    Barry Tech | Health Services | Nurse Assisting in Long Island

  • About This Course

    Healthcare careers are in great demand in the 21st century. Students in this course will develop the skills and understanding needed to care for patients/residents in various healthcare facilities. They will be able to apply the skills learned in a supervised clinical setting, taking their first step on the career ladder of the nursing profession. Responsibilities are centered around all bedside care under the direction of the registered nurse (RN), including patient care skills, infection control principles, safety measures, and proper communication techniques as well as the proper use of all types of equipment used in healthcare facilities. Students will learn about the human body and how to care for patients/residents with various medical conditions. Critical thinking and problem-solving skills will be taught as well as organizational and time-management skills. Students will learn about diversity in the workplace and how to treat patients/residents with respect and dignity. Students will learn basic nursing care as well as specialized care (e.g., care to patients/ residents with sensory impairments, speech impediments, and changes in nutritional needs). After 2 years, students will have the knowledge and skills necessary to take the New York State Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) exam. 

  • Students Will Practice the Essentials of Patient Care, Including:

    • Taking vital signs
    • Transferring and positioning of patients
    • Bed making
    • Assisting with patient feeding
    • Assisting patient with personal hygiene (bathing, grooming, and dressing)
    • Collecting specimens
    • Catheter care

    Students Will Learn:

    • Anatomy and physiology
    • Medical terminology
    • Nutrition and fluids
    • Growth and development, geriatrics
    • CPR, first aid, and common health issues
    • 21st century healthcare changes
    • Hearing, speech and vision problems

  • Course available: Grades 11–12
    Course length: 2 years/CDOS Eligible 
    Location: Barry Tech 


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