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Course | North Carolina’s Nurse Aide Curriculum

Health Sciences

The purpose of this nurse aide curriculum is to assist instructors in the education of safe, competent, and compassionate nurse aides. The content is aligned with the NNAAP exam

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Instructional Units

Unit 1 Measurement
Unit 2 The Nurse Aide I
Unit 3 Infection Prevention
Unit 4 The Resident's Safety and Emergency
Unit 5 Communication
Unit 6 Law & Ethics
Unit 7 Dignity
Unit 8 Restorative Care
Unit 9 Body Systems
Unit 10 Body Mechanics
Unit 11 Nutrition and Fluids
Unit 12 Restraint Elimination, Reduction, Appropirate Use
Unit 13 Communicating with the Health Care Team
Unit 14 Nursing Process & Care Plan
Unit 15 Incident Report
Unit 16 Critical Thinking
Unit 17 Family Support
Unit 18 Person-Centered Care
Unit 19 Cognitive Changes - Aging
Unit 20 Psychological Effects of Aging
Unit 21 Dementia & Alzheimer-s Disease
Unit 22 Mental Health & Mental Illness
Unit 23 Pain
Unit 24 End of Life Care
Unit 25 Threads of Care
Unit 26 Skill Performance Checklist Summary
Unit 27 Resources

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