The nurse aide training program is an organized program that combines theory, skills labs,
and clinical experience designed to train students to become competent entry level care providers
and prepare them to take the National Nurse Aide Assessment Program (NNAAP) exam upon successful completion.
The program is divided into 24 units.
Introduction to Health Care; the role of the Certified Nurse Aide
The Colorado Nurse Aide Practice Act; quality of life and resident rights
The Nursing Assistant
Environmental Safety, Accident Prevention, Disaster Plan, and Emergency Situations
Communication and Interpersonal Skills
Relating to Your Patients
Body Systems and Common Diseases
Positioning, Moving, and Ambulation
Admission, Transfer, and Discharge
The Patient's Environment
Hygiene and Grooming
Special Skin Care
AM and PM Care
Restorative Care and Rehabilitation
Resident Populations and Environments
The Role of the Family
Preoperative and Postoperative Care; Subacute Care
The Aging Process; death and dying
Special Skills in Long-Term Care
Care of Residents with Alzheimer's Disease
Students will receive a thorough orientation at their clinical facility. Students will perform 32 hours
of patient care under the supervision of Accent clinical instructors, and will be paired with a designated
CNA as a resource person.
Upon successful completion of this course students will be prepared to demonstrate through written, oral, and skills labs,
an understanding of the role of the nurse aide as it pertains to:
activities of daily living
basic nursing skills
resident's emotional and mental health needs
spiritual and cultural needs
legal and ethical behavior of the CNA.
Perform the 24 skills required of a CNA and receive a "pass" grade.
Utilize the clinical experience in a long-term care facility to gain insight into the role of the CNA and gain proficiency in the 24 skills.
Become a candidate to take the NNAAP exam upon successful completion of the Accent Learning Systems Nurse Aide Program.
Passing grade for all modules is 75%.
Required Course Materials: – Provided
The Nursing Assistant: Acute, Sub-Acute, and Long-Term Care. Fifth Edition.
By JoLynn Pulliam. Publisher: Pearson/Prentice Hall; Upper Saddle River, NJ.