Kaskaskia College Offering CNA Class On Main Campus

November 14, 2017

Kaskaskia College will offer two sessions of the Certified Nurse Assistant class at the main campus beginning in January 2018.

A day class will meet on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 8:00 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. beginning January 8 and ending March 2, 2018. The registration number is NAST 160 MC01E

An evening class will be held on Monday and Thursday from 4:00 to 9:00 p.m. beginning January 8 and ending May 3, 2018.  NAST 160 MC77D

Clinical dates for both classes will be announced at a later date.

The Nurse Assistant course is a seven credit hour class that includes classroom and laboratory experiences.  Units of instruction include: introduction to the health care system and the health care team, basic anatomy and physiology, abbreviations and common medical terminology, legal/ethical and spiritual aspects of care, growth and development, the patient and his/her environment, vital signs, aseptic techniques, bathing, feeding, nutrition, body mechanics, moving and transporting residents/patients.  It will also include habilitation and rehabilitation, admission and discharge, collecting specimens, special procedures, observation, reporting and recording, death and dying, home care needs, and cardiopulmonary resuscitation.  The course has been designed to enable the student to differentiate between the normal aging process and cognitive dysfunctional disease processes.  The student will be introduced to the appropriate care and treatment modalities for individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and related demetias (Successful completion of the course qualifies the student to take the nursing certification examination).

For more information, please contact Susan Rutledge-Jukes, Healthcare Support Programs Coordinator, at 618-545-3243.  To register, please call the KC Admissions Office at 618-545-3040.