Nurse Assistant Level 1 Training Program (NUR101) Application Packet

Nurse Assistant Level 1 Training Program (NUR101)

Application Packet

Fall Term 2017

The Oregon Coast Community College Nurse Assistant Level 1 Training Program (NUR101) is an eight (8) credit: 173-hour course fulfilling the Oregon State Board of Nursing requirements for certification as a nursing assistant level one. The lecture portion of this course is taught on-line through independent study. It takes 53 or more hours to complete. Students spend 42 hours in the skills lab and 75 hours in a licensed health care facility gaining hands-on clinical experience. Students will learn basic bedside nursing skills, basic restorative skills, mental health and social service needs, personal care skills, and knowledge of client rights. Students will learn the knowledge and skills necessary to care for patients in long-term care and acute care facilities. This course requires both time and a “personal caring” commitment from the students. Students must also be able to meet physical requirements, engage in therapeutic communication, and deal with stressful interpersonal situations.  Acceptance into this program also requires enrollment into a three-hour orientation course.


At the completion of the course, the student must apply to the Oregon State Board of Nursing (OSBN) to be eligible to take the certification exam and become certified as a Nursing Assistant Level 1.




Course Description: Introduces foundational knowledge and skills necessary to deliver routine patient care to residents of long term care and other care facilities. Covers personal care nursing skills, restorative services, mental health services, social needs and patient rights. Includes an introduction to anatomy and physiology.  This course meets the Oregon State Board of Nursing requirements for eligibility to apply for Nursing Assistant Level 1 certification.


Intended Outcomes for the course:

  1. Utilize appropriate infection control measures while providing patient care, including hand hygiene, disposal of contaminated articles, and hazardous wastes.
  2. Utilize proper body mechanics and safey transfer to prevent injury to self and client.
  3. Implement basic principles of personal care, including bathing, hair care, dressing/undressing, oral care, shaving and nail care.
  4. Utilize basic communication and interpersonal skills with patients as well as staff members, family members, and other health care team members.
  5. Provide safe and effective patient care to include meeting basic needs, personal care, restorative services, mental health services, social needs and patient rights.
  6. Distinguish between personal and professional values and legal/ethical responsibilities in practice.


Course Activities and Design:

  1. Lecture: online skills modules
  2. Skills practice lab with patient scenario simulation
  3. Clinical practice
  4. Clinical post-conference

Complete applications are required by the deadline, including the immunizations (with the exception of the Hepatitis B series) and BLS/CPR

Note:  This program is financial aid eligible but you must meet with an academic advisor and set up an academic plan.  You will also need to complete a FAFSA application (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)


Application deadline for Fall term 2017:  August 17, 2017

 If your application is accepted, you will be notified to begin the criminal background and drug screening process through American Databank/Complio . This process must begin within 72 hours after notification by the department administrative assistant.

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