CNA Program Learning Objectives and Outcomes

  1. Describe the functions of body systems appropriate to the nursing assistant scope of practice.
  2. Describe the roles and responsibility of nursing assistants including ethics, communication, legal responsibilities, abuse laws, and Nevada State Board of Nursing regulations.
  3. Demonstrate professional communication skills including recording and reporting, and legal and ethical responsibilities.
  4. Demonstrate safety and infectional control practices that comply with standards of practice for nursing assistants.
  5. Identify stages of growth and development.
  6. Define common medical terms and abbreviations used in health care.
  7. Demonstrate competence and proficiency in the following categories of skills:
    • Communication and interpersonal relationships.
    • Safety and infection control.
    • Personal care procedures.
    • Vital signs.
    • Nutritional requirements and techniques.
    • Admission, transfer, and discharge procedures.
    • Exercise and activity.
    • Elimination.
    • Unsterile warm and cold applications.
    • Care to clients with special needs.
    • End of life care.
    • Care to clients with cognitive impairment.
  8. Comply with privacy and confidentiality laws.
  9. Demonstrate behaviors consistent with professional work ethics.
  10. Adhere to the policies and procedures of clinical sites.

Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Students will be able to demonstrate knowledge of common elements required for certification by the Nevada State Board of Nursing. This will be measured by student achievement of a passing grade on instructor developed and administered final examinations.
  2. Students will be able to demonstrate compliance with standards of practice for nursing assistants. This will be measured by an administered skills test given at the end of each semester to each student that contains core elements of practice such as privacy, safety dignity and patient rights.
  3. Students will be able to demonstrate competence with all skills required for certification. This will be measured by an administered skills competency test given at the end of each semester that contains elements of all required steps for all required skills.