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Nursing Assistant Orientation

Nursing Assistant Orientation

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The purpose of the course is to provide knowledge and critical thinking skills to the nursing assistant in order to perform the duties of caring for the safety, comfort and privacy of patients based on individual patient needs. Allegheny Health Network [AHN] provides a nursing assistant career ladder, called a Patient Care Associate [PCA] in the AHN. This curriculum document outlines the components and processes, as well as the training procedures for the PCA orientation.

Learning Objectives

  • Perform accurately and safely the skills necessary for patient care
  • Recall correctly in a timely fashion the knowledge necessary for care of patients
  • Synthesize the knowledge and competencies into actions to care for the health and needs of the patient

Audience

  • CNAs