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Washington Course Policies

Updated November 17, 2021
Volume VI

NextStep's training-to-placement program prepares learners to work as certified nursing assistants (CNAs). Our goal is to fill long-term care providers' critical staffing needs and provide learners the opportunity to begin a rewarding career in health care.

1. Technology Required for the Course

NextStep training materials are available through our app online or via mobile device. By delivering a digital curriculum, we ensure learner progress is monitored, saved and available for review. To enroll in our course, learners must have access to a computer, tablet or smartphone that can be connected to the internet with a minimum of 30MB of storage.

2. Enrollment

All course components are provided in English only at this time. Learners must be able to read, write, comprehend, and speak English fluently.

No experience is required to enroll. To enroll in the Washington CNA course, learners must meet the following requirements:

  • At least 18 years old

  • Legally eligible to work in the United States

  • Have a valid state driver's license or government-issued photo ID card

  • Washington state resident

  • Have a GED or high school diploma

  • Not have a disqualifying offense

All learners applying to the NextStep CNA program must complete a background check that reviews criminal activity in all U.S. states. Learners who have a felony, pending charges, or an active warrant, may not register or continue with the Course. NextStep learners must meet the high standards of our employer partners to be eligible for our CNA Training and Placement program. Learners are disqualified from participating in the NextStep Training and Placement Program if they have any of the following disqualifying offenses on their background screening:

  • Any felony convictions

  • Any crimes involving abuse, neglect or exploitation of another person

  • Violence toward another person, including domestic violence

  • Crimes of a sexual nature, including offenses requiring registration as a sex offender

  • The sale, possession, distribution or transfer of narcotics or controlled substances

  • Theft in the past seven years

  • More than two misdemeanors in the last 24 months

  • Operating a vehicle while under the influence of drugs or alcohol more than once in seven years

  • Crimes involving the U.S. Treasury, Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) or Specially Designated Nationals (SDN)

  • Crimes involving the Health and Human Services/Office of Inspector General List of Excluded Individuals/Entities or the GSA List of Parties Excluded from Federal Programs

3. Non-discrimination

NextStep does not and shall not discriminate against any learner on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. 

NextStep acknowledges that information pertaining to a learner’s disability is voluntary and confidential. To be qualified for an accommodation, the learner must be able to perform the following caregiving tasks with or without reasonable accommodation:  ability to lift at least 30 lbs., squat, sit, bend at waist level and reach overhead. All inquiries about accommodations should be made in writing to programdirector@nextstep.com

4. Instructors

Registered nurse (RN) and Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) instructors must have a minimum of one year's experience within the past three years in caring for the elderly or chronically ill of any age, have completed a course in adult instruction or have experience teaching adult courses, and be approved by the WA Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission.

5. Coursework

The NextStep WA CNA Course can be completed in an average of eight weeks, coursework must be completed in no more than twelve weeks from the date of registration. The speed of course completion is dependent on learners’ self-motivated progress. The coursework includes:

  • Total theory (app) portion of the program =



  • Total lab portion of the program =



  • Total clinical portion of the program =



Required Textbook:

Hartman’s Nursing Assistant Care: The Basics, Fifth Edition by Hartman Publishing, Inc. with Jetta Fuzzy, RN, MS

Required readings are listed on the Course Outline tab above.

Learners must complete the following to successfully complete the course and be eligible to sit for the state CNA exam:

  1. In-app learning time: The total theory (app) self-paced portion of the program is approximately


    hours (


    skills) and is comprised of


    skill sets. Each skill consists of an introduction and steps via the app. 

  2. Practice lab: Learners must complete the first


    skill sets in app as a prerequisite to attending the first practice lab. There are


    required practice labs with no more than


    learners per instructor at any time. Learners practice skills and receive structured, systematic feedback from the RN instructor. Learners also video-record themselves performing specific skills in the lab. These recordings are evaluated by an offsite RN evaluator who provides constructive feedback. Practice labs are scheduled in four-hour increments.

  3. Requirements prior to clinical and direct patient contact:

    • Basic Life Support (BLS): Proof of current American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers. Expired BLS are not approved. Other types of BLS cannot substitute for the American Heart Association Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers and are not approved. BLS certification is offered free as part of the NextStep Course.
    • Proof of a negative 2-step TB skin test
    • Proof of completion of the following immunizations: Hepatitis B, MMR, Tdap, Varicella, COVID-19, and Influenza (October 1st-April 1st)
    • COVID vaccinations are required. Must have completed the COVID vaccination series  a minimum of 2 weeks prior to clinical to be considered fully vaccinated and be eligible to attend clinical. No exemptions are being given.
    • Criminal background screening
  4. Clinical rotation: After theory and lab work are completed, learners must complete


    hours of clinical, with a maximum of


    learners per instructor, working directly with patients at local nursing facilities.

    Clinical is scheduled Monday through Friday from 7:00 a.m. until 3:30 p.m, ongoing every 2 weeks as needed.

  5. Education credential: Upon completion of the NextStep program, the learner will receive a certificate of completion.

  6. Washington

    state CNA exam: NextStep assists with scheduling the certified nursing assistant (CNA) exam. This is a two-part examination consisting of a written or oral examination and a skills evaluation. 

6. Attendance

Absenteeism and make-up time will be allowed on a case-by-case basis by the Instructor. All make-up assignments must contain the same content as the original approved assignment. Make-up work will comply with regulatory requirements and be provided according to the approved training.

  • Theory: The theory portion of the NextStep CNA program is completed in the app at whichever time best fits the learner’s schedule. We advise completing 3-4 skills per day to stay on track with the agreed upon graduation deadline.

  • Practice lab: If a learner is more than 15 minutes late to practice lab, they are not permitted to attend the practice lab and must reschedule. Learners are expected to stay for each of the entire four-hour labs. If a learner needs to leave early due to an emergency, the instructor will provide a plan for making up this time. 

  • Clinical: All clinical hours and the mandatory clinical preparation orientation scheduled at the beginning of the clinical rotation must be completed to pass the course.

    15 minutes or less tardy from the start of the clinical: the learner will make up equivalent time after clinical end time equivalent to the number of minutes late with the instructor. Learners can have one episode of tardiness up to 15 minutes late.

    More than 15 minutes tardy from the start of the clinical: the learner is considered absent and will have to make up the entire clinical. 

7. Code of Conduct

General Requirement: Learners are expected to behave in an appropriate and professional manner during all interactions with other Learners, individuals receiving care, and NextStep staff including instructors, mentors, and Clinical site staff.

Unprofessional and inappropriate behavior is not tolerated and could result in dismissal from Lab or Clinical for the day and/or disenrollment  from the Course. This includes violating any part of the NextStep End User Licensing Agreement  and/or NextStep Learner Policies. In addition, unprofessional and/or inappropriate behavior includes, but is not limited to, the examples below:

  • Not wearing scrubs and appropriate shoes to Lab and Clinical 
  • Not following the NextStep attendance policy for attendance, tardiness, early dismissal and no-shows for Lab and Clinical
  • Not respecting the property of others, including, but not limited to, damaging or removing equipment and supplies from the Lab, Clinical site, or residents’ rooms in the site.  
  • Not displaying professional, courteous, accommodating and respectful behavior and language at all times. For example, arguing, fighting, being aggressive towards others, threatening others’ welfare, or using profanity in the Lab or Clinical site.
  • Not respecting the privacy, rights, privileges, health, and/or safety of other Learners, NextStep staff, site staff, or individuals receiving care in the Clinical site. This includes, but is not limited to, posting images or statuses to social networking sites. 
  • Not following NextStep’s no-cheating policy in Lab.  For example,  giving or receiving help during video recording of Lab skills after receiving a warning from the instructor.
  • Not refraining from alcohol or drug use before or during  Lab and Clinical.
  • Not following policies on where to eat and/or chew gum in Clinical areas.
  • Not following the no mobile phone or other electronic device policy in Clinical areas.
  • Not acting in a professional manner during Lab or Clinical. Examples of unprofessional behaviors include, but are not limited to the following:
  • Refusing to work with other Learners
  • Taking excessive breaks
  • Not returning on time from breaks or lunches
  • Sleeping at any time
  • Not  participating  in Lab as directed by the instructor including not recording required videos 
  • Not following all requirements of a fully executed Learning Agreement 
  • Not following all Clinical site policies or procedures.
  • Not following instructions if given repeatedly.
  • Not representing self appropriately in the Clinical site. For example, stating inaccurately that they are a CNA or have been trained to insert IVs or other skills outside of the CNA Scope of Practice. 
  • Not following constructive feedback from the instructor or other NextStep staff. 
  • Not following Lab and Clinical schedules, confirmed by NextStep,   including trading with another Learner without permission. 
  • Not following instructor assignments in the Clinical site.  For example, performing skills for which they have not been assigned,  trained or found proficient by the instructor, not completing assigned duties, or performing skills outside of the CNA Scope of Practice. 
  • Not reporting or documenting information about an individual’s care with the instructor or Clinical site staff.  
  • Not communicating with the instructor or appropriate site staff when leaving the Clinical unit. 
  • Not being permitted to stay at or return to the Clinical site per the request of site staff.
  • Not achieving proficiency in skills as determined by the Clinical instructor. 
  • Not treating individuals, peers, instructors or mentors in a manner free of abuse, neglect or mistreatment.  

Dress Code Requirements for Lab and Clinical

  • Scrubs must be neat, clean and wrinkle-free. A solid white shirt may be worn under the scrub top. Pants must fit at the waist and be long enough to cover the ankle.
  • Footwear must be clean, non-canvas material with a closed toe and heel.
  • Socks must be clean. No portion of the leg or ankle should be visible.
  • Hair must be neat, clean and arranged to not touch the collar.
  • Make-up must be kept to a minimum.
  • Perfumes and colognes are not allowed.
  • Nails must be short, clean and free of any nail polish or artificial covering.
  • Tattoos must be covered.
  • Jewelry - Watches, medical alert necklaces or bracelets, a single ring, or a single pair of post earrings are the only visible jewelry allowed.
  • Equipment – Only items required for the job are allowed, which include a watch with a second hand, NextStep photo ID and a black pen.

8. Confidentiality

All clinical interactions with individuals receiving care and simulation lab practice sessions involving learners, including video recordings, are considered confidential. Learners are expected to uphold all requirements of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and any other federal or state laws requiring confidentiality. Learners should report any violations to the program coordinator or instructors.

9. Dismissal

NextStep learners are expected to maintain academic progress and conduct themselves in a professional manner while completing coursework and during their lab/clinical experience. 

Learner Course Participation
Learners may be dismissed if they:

  • Are inactive in the course for 30 or more days
  • Fail to respond to their mentor after three unsuccessful mentor-initiated follow-up attempts (Note: An unsuccessful attempt occurs when a learner is unresponsive upon mentor outreach via chat, notification or email. Follow-up occurs when a learner is failing to meet expected goals.)  
  • Any violation of a fully executed learning agreement may result in the learner being required to repeat the program or be dismissed 

Learner Performance in Practice Lab
Learners may be asked to leave practice lab if they:

  • Arrive more than 15 minutes late
  • Arrive without proper uniform, including scrubs and appropriate footwear
  • Conduct themselves unprofessionally (for example, using foul language, refusing to work with other learners, spending excessive time outside of the lab for breaks or sleeping at any time)
  • Give or receive help during recording of video skills (after first warning)
  • Fail to participate in lab, video recording or working with assigned team
  • Any violation of a fully executed learning agreement may result in the learner being required to repeat the program or be dismissed 

Learners may be dismissed from the program and/or determined ineligible for job placement if they:

  • Continue to attempt to give or receive help during recording of video skills
  • Threaten the welfare of individuals receiving care, other learners or staff
  • Are disrespectful to staff or other learners
  • Fail to adhere to lab and facility policies or procedures
  • Fail to follow instructions repeatedly
  • Argue with peers, health care providers, individuals receiving care, families, instructors or staff
  • Refuse to carry out assigned duties
  • Fail to follow attendance policy 
  • Misrepresent their personal competency level in any aspect of the program (for example, state inaccurately that they are already a CNA or have been trained to insert IVs)
  • Fail to alter behavior after constructive feedback
  • Behave in any manor that may adversely affect the company’s future use of clinical sites
  • Are unable to pass practice lab skills at 100% after three attempts
  • Commit more than two conduct violations reported by the instructor or other learners

Learner Performance in Clinical
Learners may be dismissed from clinical if they: 

  • Fail to attend and participate in at least


    hours of clinical 

  • Make any schedule change (including trading with another student) without permission 
  • Perform skills for which they have not been trained and found proficient on by the lab instructor
  • Fail to maintain the confidentiality, privacy and safety of the facility or individuals receiving care (this includes social networking sites)
  • No call /no show to any clinical 
  • Have an unexcused absence or early departure from a clinical assignment
  • Fail to communicate pertinent information about an individual receiving care to staff/instructor
  • Leave the unit without notifying staff or instructors
  • Are asked by facility staff to leave or not return to any facility
  • Are deemed to be lacking proficiency in trained skills by the clinical instructor after multiple evaluation attempts
  • Any violation of a fully executed learning agreement may result in the learner being required to repeat the program or be dismissed 

Learner Immediate Dismissal
Learners may be immediately dismissed if they: 

  • Appear to be under the influence of alcohol or drugs or behaving in a manner that displays unprofessional conduct
  • Commit violence, display threatening behavior or steal property during practice lab or clinical
  • Abuse, neglect or mistreat individual receiving care, peers, instructors or mentors
  • Performance of skills in the clinical which have not been assigned because the learner has not been deemed proficient or the skill is outside the CNA scope of practice

Learners are placed in a CNA position with one of our NextStep-approved employers once they pass their CNA exam.

10. Placement

NextStep learners participate in the NextStep training and job placement program.

Qualifying placement is considered placement made within seven days of completion of the course with a NextStep-approved employer for at least 32 hours per week, located within 30 miles of the learner’s home address, paying at least $


per hour, and providing employee health insurance benefits. 

Learners must meet all CNA requirements for the state.

11. Additional Costs

  • Proof of required vaccines: hepatitis B, MMR, tetanus, varicella, COVID (insurance/private pay)
  • TB test (Insurance/private pay)
  • Physical exam (insurance/private pay)
  • State CNA certification exam fee

Costs Covered by NextStep

  • American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers (no cost with NextStep vendors)
  • Background check
  • First pair of scrubs

12. Grading and Standards of Progress

NextStep grades using a pass/fail method.


There are fifteen questions per skill and thirty questions per skill set. Learners must achieve a minimum score of 60% on the skill set evaluation to pass. Learners’ progress through the program is indicated by their accumulation of digital skill badges or percent of progress.

Practice Lab
Total of 3 Tries to Pass the Final Exam

  • Fail the first time, must stay for open lab to review with the nurse (group session if more than 1 learner fails)
  • Fail a 2nd time, must meet 1:1 via Zoom with a nurse to review
  • Fail a 3rd time, involuntary disenrollment

The RN instructor ensures that learners are trained and found proficient in all skills on each performance-based assessment. If a learner fails a critical step (based on

Pearson Vue

’s identification), they fail the assessment. Learners receive a practice lab skills checklist to track progress and successful skill demonstration.


The RN instructor ensures that learners demonstrate proficiency in all skills. The clinical skills checklist displays learner progress and skill competency.

13. Evaluation Techniques


Knowledge-based assessment questions demonstrate understanding and comprehension of a skill.

Practice Lab
Performance-based video evaluation provides step-by-step performance ratings in addition to personalized feedback and hands-on skill demonstration. Learners receive feedback and guidance from RN instructors during practice lab and video skill evaluations with a pass or fail grade. Evaluations in the practice lab assess the learner's level of competency when performing all skills. Learners must achieve an 85% or higher to pass each skill. Failing or performing bolded steps results in an automatic failure of the skill even if all other steps have been performed correctly. The learner receives a pass/fail performance-based video evaluation based on successful skill demonstration of bold steps (Critical Element Steps) outlined in the Skill Rubric to be deemed competent in each designated skill. The learner can repeat the skill for a total of three times before being placed on a student-specific academic plan.


Skills are demonstrated hands-on.

14. Withdrawal and Re-entry

NextStep accommodates some learner-initiated time away from the program with advance notice. A learner may begin completing the skills again where they left off if they voluntarily disenroll during self-paced app work. Re-entry alerts the mentor, who will contact the learner regarding plans for progress.

Learners must complete the NextStep course in no more than 12 weeks from the date of enrollment. Planned absences, for up to two-weeks, are reviewed and approved on an individual basis by the Program Director. Those learners who have an approved planned absence during the program must still adhere to completing the course within 12 weeks from the date of enrollment.

Learners may not re-enter the course if dismissed due to ineligibility due to conduct, issues, criminal background offenses, or not meeting requirements, such as not having a high school diploma or being under the age of 18. Questions or concerns regarding eligibility may be directed to the manager of customer success.

15. Grievance: Complaint/Appeal Process

Learners who have a complaint or concern can request an appointment with their RN instructor, the program coordinator or the appropriate designee. The request should include the learner’s full name and a statement of concern, including dates, times and names of those involved.

The program coordinator or appropriate designee will notify the learner of the appointment date on which the concerns will be addressed. Every effort will be made to bring an amicable resolution. If necessary, a panel of instructors and/or appropriate NextStep staff will hear the concerns and be asked to assist in bringing a resolution. The learner will be notified within five business days of the outcome. 

16. Record Retention

NextStep utilizes electronic documents and gathers and stores minimal hard copies (paper or printed) of documentation. Retention and disposal of electronic and/or paper documents that validate completion and competency of skills will insure information is adequately protected and digitally maintained and discarded at the designated time. Upon graduation, each student may request a copy of his or her transcript.

17. Course Calendar

The following holidays will be observed (lab and clinical classes will not be held on these days): 

  • New Year’s Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving
  • Christmas Eve
  • Christmas Day

18. Customer Support

Mentors are available via app chat, email, text or phone, Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. PST. 

19. Facilities

The NextStep Practice lab allows learners to learn aspects of caregiving through demonstration and hands-on practice under the direction and supervision of an approved


Instructor. The maximum class size is 10, and the student/teacher ratio is 10:1. The practice lab is equipped with mannequins, hospital beds and medical equipment to practice skills prior to the clinical rotation.The practice lab has a break area for learners with a sink, tables and chairs. Both male and female lavatories are available. Parking is available in a well-lit parking lot. The facility is located in close proximity to public transit. The practice lab is an ADA-accessible facility with handicapped ramps and lavatories; reasonable accommodation will be provided at the request of the learner.

20. Lab Addresses

Mountlake Practice Lab:
6505 218th Ave SW, Ste 15, Mountlake Terrace, WA 98043

Spokane Practice Lab:
Sullivan Park Care Center
14820 East 4th Ave, Spokane Valley, WA 99216

Tukwila Practice Lab:
12832 Interurban Ave S Tukwila, WA 98168

Contact Us: hello@nextstep.com

21. Licensure

Inquires or complaints regarding this private vocational school may be made to:

Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission
Washington State Department of Health

P.O. Box 47877

Olympia, WA 98504-7877



NextStep Skill Sets and Individual Skills

Required Textbook:

Hartman’s Nursing Assistant Care: The Basics, Fifth Edition
by Hartman Publishing, Inc. with Jetta Fuzzy, RN, MS


Read: Hartman's Nursing Assistant Care: The Basics, 5th Edition: Chapter 1, pp 1-10; Chapter 2, p 59

Theory Skills:

  • Your First Step
  • Intro to Long-Term Care  
  • Scope of Practice

Read: Hartman's Nursing Assistant Care: The Basics, 5th Edition: Chapter 2, pp 21-30

Theory Skills:

  • Active Listening
  • Body Language & Tone
  • Verbal & Nonverbal
  • Sensory Impairment  
  • Communicate with Family

Read: Hartman's Nursing Assistant Care: The Basics, 5th Edition: Chapter 1, pp 10-18;  Chapter 3, pp 62-65

Theory Skills:

  • Privacy & Confidentiality
  • Rights: Personal Choice
  • RIghts: Advanced Directives
  • Empower Independence
  • Rights: Information
  • Rights: Engage in Activities
  • Advocate for Others

Read: Hartman's Nursing Assistant Care: The Basics, 5th Edition: Chapter 3, pp 68-69; Chapter 7, pp 188-190, pp 201- 202

Theory Skills:

  • Right to Refuse Care
  • Right to Avoid Restraints
  • Security of Possessions
  • Freedom From Abuse, Neglect & Exploitation
  • Report Abuse, Neglect & Exploitation
  • Rights: Grievance Resolution
  • Avoid Ageism

Read: Hartman's Nursing Assistant Care: The Basics, 5th Edition: Chapter 2, pp 45-59

Theory Skills:

  • Hand Hygiene
  • Use Gloves
  • Standard Precautions
  • Use a Gown
  • Use Mask & Goggles
  • Transmission-Based Precautions
  • Cleaning Products and Schedule

Read: Hartman's Nursing Assistant Care: The Basics, 5th Edition: Chapter 6, pp 124-125; Chapter 7, pp 200-202; pp 250-261

Theory Skills:

  • Care Prep & Care End
  • Observe & Report
  • Care Plan
  • Documentation
  • Aging & Human Development

Read: Hartman's Nursing Assistant Care: The Basics, 5th Edition: Chapter 2, pp 29-37; Chapter 6, p 163

Theory Skills:

  • Prevent Falls
  • Ergonomics
  • Promote Physical Activity
  • Safety
  • De-Escalate Violence
  • Difficult Behaviors

Read: Hartman's Nursing Assistant Care: The Basics, 5th Edition: Chapter 2, pp 33-45

Theory Skills:

  • Respond to Falls
  • Respond to Vomiting
  • Respond to Fainting
  • Respond to Seizure
  • Respond to Emergency
  • Respond During Disaster

Read: Hartman's Nursing Assistant Care: The Basics, 5th Edition: Chapter 6, pp 157-168, Chapter 9, pp 232-233

Theory Skills:

  • Move to Side of Bed
  • Reposition to Sitting
  • Position on Side in Bed
  • Move Up in Bed
  • Sit Up on Side of Bed
  • Turn & Reposition
  • Adjust Bed Height

May attend Lab 1: Mahoney- After completing SS9: Reposition & Move


Read: Hartman's Nursing Assistant Care: The Basics, 5th Edition: Hartman Chapter 6, pp 163-168

Theory Skills:

  • Transfer to Tub or Shower
  • Transfer: Bed to Wheelchair
  • Mechanical Lift
  • Transporting

Read: Hartman's Nursing Assistant Care: The Basics, 5th Edition: Chapter 7, pp 173-188, pp 190-192

Theory Skills:

  • Blood Pressure
  • Measure Pulse
  • Measure Respirations
  • Measure Intake & Output
  • Measure Temperature
  • Measure Pain
  • Measure Height & Weight

May attend Lab 2: Seacole- After completing SS11: Basic Care


Read: Hartman's Nursing Assistant Care: The Basics, 5th Edition: Chapter 2, pp 26-27; Chapter 6, p 144-146; Chapter 9, pp 229-233

Theory Skills:

  • Anti-Pressure Positioning Devices
  • Use Mobility Aids
  • Hearing Aid Care
  • Dress, Bathe & Toileting Aids

Read: Hartman's Nursing Assistant Care: The Basics, 5th Edition: Chapter 6, pp 129-152; Chapter 7, pp 203-208

Theory Skills:

  • Oral Care
  • Denture Care
  • Assist with Shaving
  • Fingernail & Foot Care
  • Shampoo in Bed
  • Make a Bed
  • Apply Skin Topicals

Read: Hartman's Nursing Assistant Care: The Basics, 5th Edition: Chapter 6, pp 129-134; pp 143-146; Chapter 7, pp 199-200

Theory Skills:

  • Compression Devices
  • Assist with Dressing
  • Bed Bath
  • Backrub
  • Assist with Oxygen
  • Undressing

May attend Lab 3: Taylor- After completing SS14: Personal Care


Read: Hartman's Nursing Assistant Care: The Basics, 5th Edition: Chapter 6, pp 125-128; Chapter 9, pp 234-240

Theory Skills:

  • Skin Care
  • Range of Motion
  • Bladder & Bowel Training
  • Prosthetics & Orthotics Care
  • Assist with Ambulation
  • Coughing & Deep Breathing
  • Post-Orthopedic Surgery Care

May attend Lab 4: Staupers- After completing SS15: Restorative Care


Read: Hartman's Nursing Assistant Care: The Basics, 5th Edition: Chapter 6, pp 152-157

Theory Skills:

  • Assist with Bedpan
  • Assist with Urinal
  • Portable Commode
  • Change Soiled Brief

Read: Hartman's Nursing Assistant Care: The Basics, 5th Edition: Chapter 4, pp 97-101; Chapter 7, pp 196-199

Theory Skills:

  • Urinary Catheter Care
  • Incontinence & Perineal Care
  • Ostomy Care (emptying/bathing around pouch only)
  • Empty Catheter Bag

May attend Lab 5: Barton- After completing SS17: Special Procedures


Read: Hartman's Nursing Assistant Care: The Basics, 5th Edition: Chapter 8, pp 209-226

Theory Skills:

  • Assist with Eating
  • Assist with Drinking
  • Mealtime Aids
  • Food Prep: Safety

Read: Hartman's Nursing Assistant Care: The Basics, 5th Edition: Chapter 2, pp 28-29; Chapter 3, pp 70-72; Chapter 4, pp 85-96; Chapter 5, pp 114-123

Theory Skills:

  • Dementia/Alzheimers: Care
  • Care for Mental Illness
  • Mental Health Crisis
  • Post-Stroke Care
  • Developmental Disabilities

Read: Hartman's Nursing Assistant Care: The Basics, 5th Edition: Chapter 3, pp 72-84

Theory Skills:

  • Care During & After Death
  • Diabetes Care
  • Skin Conditions Care
  • Cancer Care
  • Arthritis Care

May attend Lab 6: Nightingale- After completing SS20: Diseases & Conditions