Arizona Board of Nursing Competencies:
1.0 Competency: Functions as a member of the health team within the health care facility &/or community.
2.0 Competency: Demonstrates ethical and legal behavior that maintains resident’s rights.
3.0 Competency: Assists in identifying the mental health and social service needs of residents.
4.0 Competency: Demonstrates effective communication.
5.0 Competency: Maintains a safe environment for the resident and others
6.0 Competency: Demonstrates general principles of infection control.
7.0 Competency: Provides basic emergency care.
8.0 Competency: Applies the principles of basic nutrition to resident care.
9.0 Competency: Provides the resident with personal care and grooming.
10.0 Competency: Measures vital signs.
11.0 Demonstrates safe transfers, positioning and turning of residents using effective body mechanics.
12.0 Competency: Cares for cognitively impaired residents.
13.0 Competency: Identifies the function, structure, common health problems & normal aging changes of each of
the following systems.
14.0 Competency: Provides for comfort and rest.
15.0 Competency: Assists with diagnostic tests.
16.0 Competency: Provides care for the peri-operative resident and/or resident with special needs.
17.0 Competency: Assists in Admission/Transfer/Discharge of the resident.
18.0 Competency: Provides care for residents and family when death is imminent
- Describe the role of the nurse assistant in caring for elder clients & those with alterations in health care.
- Describe the roles and responsibilities of the nurse assistant related to ethical & legal standards of the profession.
- Use simple problem-solving skills when giving care to elderly clients & clients with alterations in health.
- Describe professional communication skills specific to the nurse assistant as a member of the health care team.
- Describe select nurse-assisting interventions designed to meet the holistic needs of clients.
- Describe basic nurse assisting skills to ensure a safe environment and personal safety for the client.
- Describe specific caring behaviors that are important when caring for clients and communication with members of the health care team.
- Describe the signs and symptoms of specific diseases, conditions and alterations in client behavior.
- Apply the principles of nutrition and fluid balance to client care.
- Describe the special care needs of elder clients in the acute and long-term care settings.
- Describe the basic skills and procedures needed for clients in emergencies.
- Perform basic therapeutic, maintenance and preventative interventions identified in the client’s plan of care appropriate to the nurse assistant role.
- Function as a member of the health care team within the health care facility.
- Demonstrate behaviors that are in accordance with accepted standards of practice and ethical guidelines within the role of the nurse assistant.
- Demonstrate simple problem solving to provide care to clients with alterations in health under the direction of the nursing staff.
- Demonstrate appropriate communication skills with clients with alterations in health.
- Demonstrate caring behaviors when interacting with clients in acute and long term agencies.
- Demonstrate skills necessary to ensure a safe environment and protection of the client.
- Implement nursing assistant skills that relate to basic and holistic client needs.
- Communicate client response to appropriate nursing personnel through recording and reporting.
- Apply common medical terms used for the simple organization of the body, major organs & medical abbreviations.
Semester 1 - Fall
Week 1 - Welcome collection of all required paperwork
Week 2 - Unit 1: First Aide & CPR
Week 3 - Unit 1: Nursing Assistant in LTC
Week 4 - Unit 2: Ethics & Legal Issues in Nursing
Week 5, 6 - Unit 3: Safety & Body Mechanics
Week 7 - Unit 4: Infection Prevention
Week 8 - 11: Clinical Rotations
Week 12 - Unit 5: Communication
Week 14, 15 - Unit 6: Admission, Transfer, & Discharge & Surgery Preop/Postop & Rehabilitation
Week 16 - Unit 8: Vitals Signs
Week 17 - Thanksgiving Break
Week 18 - Unit 8: Vital Signs
Week 19 - Comp Final Review
Week 20 - FINALS Knowledge and Skills
Semester 2 - Spring
Week 1, 2 - Unit 10: Personal Care
Week 3, 4 - Unit 11: Nutrition & Fluid Balance
Week 5 - Collecting Specimens
Week 6-12 - Disease Processes
Unit 12: Sensory, Cancer, Immune, Instrumentary Systems
Unit 13: Cardiovascular, Respiratory, & Lymphatic Systems
Unit 14: Gastrointestinal & Endocrine Systems
Unit 15: Renal & Reproductive Systems
Unit 16: Musculoskelatal & Nervous Systems
Unit 17: Mental Health & Dementia
Week 13 - Unit 19: End-of-Life Care
Week 14-16 - Review & MOCK testing
Week 17 - State Testing HeadMaster
Week 18 - Application to AZBN, Resume
Week 19 - Mock Interview & Pinning
Week 20 - Graduation
Schedule subject to change