Jul 24, 2021  
2021-2022 Course Catalog 
    
2021-2022 Course Catalog

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Advanced Nurse Aide, Certificate



The Advanced Nurse Aide Certificate provides an opportunity to gain the additional competencies and clinical experiences needed to seek employment in a hospital. The program is designed for CNA’s who have completed the Nurse Aide 75 hour state approved course. Upon successful completion, job opportunities include, but are not limited to, EKG tech, Emergency Tech, Scope Tech, Surgery Tech, and OB Tech. The agency or hospital will provide additional training in these specialized areas.

Program Details


Location: Ames, Ankeny, Boone, Carroll, Newton, Perry, Southridge, Urban and West


Students Start: Fall, Spring and Summer semesters


See course schedule for start dates and times.

Program Entry Requirements:


Certificate Prerequisites must be met prior to registration requests

  1. Apply for admission to DMACC
  2. Complete HSC 172  or an Iowa State-approved 75-hour nurse aide class. 
  3. Physical and Immunization Forms
  4. Criminal/Abuse Background Check Forms
  5. Course Acknowledgement 
  6. Flu Vaccine form (October through April)
  7. Students must complete an American Heart Association (AHA) or American Red Cross (ARC) healthcare provider level course. The course must include adult/child and infant CPR (including two-rescuer scenarios and use of the bag mask), foreign-body airway obstruction, and automated external defibrillation (AED).  Students are responsible to provide renewal cards/certificates documenting certification through the date of graduation. Proof of certification must include the dates of completion and expiration, and clearly identify the student name. 
  8. Forms can be found on the DMACC website: https://www.dmacc.edu/programs/health/cna/Pages/advanced-nurse-aide.aspx

Registration Information


Students must upload their prerequisite forms following the instructions online (https://www.dmacc.edu/programs/health/cna/Pages/advanced-nurse-aide.aspx). Once all forms are received and approved, students will be receive more information about online registration. Registration will close 3 days prior to the start of the course to accommodate the background check process. 

Semester 1


Total Credits Required to Complete this Certificate - 3


These credits are applicable to the Nursing - Practical, Diploma   and Associate Degree Nursing Programs  .

Fixed Costs


Tuition……………………………………………………………………………………..$174.00 per credit

The costs for each program are estimates and subject to change.

Varied Costs


Costs Semester 1
History/Physical Exam 240
Flu vaccine (October through April)  30
BCLS Certification  60
Textbook and Handbook 100
Uniform, shoes and equipment 115
Class fee  15

Total approximate cost certification: $1,082**

**Program entry requirements are not included in the total approximate cost.

What Kind of Work Will You Do?


  • Provide personal daily cares and assist the nurse with skills for the patients/clients of varied acute care units such as Medical/Surgical, ER, OB, Pediatrics and Cardiac Care.

What Skills and Abilities Will You Need?


  • Provide safe care in acute care setting
  • Care for patients on special units
  • Provide/assist the nurse with special procedures
  • Good communication skills
  • Be able to perform required Advanced Nurse Aide skills (see attached performance standards)
  • Student must be able to lift 50 pounds
  • Technoloy needs: A computer or tablet with webcam/video, microphone, and reliable internet connection is required
  • COMPLETE THE BLACKBOARD FOR STUDENTS TUTORIAL

What Else Should I Consider about this Program or Career Choice?


  • Plan ahead for alternate/backup means of transportation for class
  • Plan ahead for personal responsibilities (Example:child care)
  • Nurse Aides work a variety of shifts including weekends and holidays

Program Competencies


  1. Determine the role by comparing/contrasting nurse aide role in the hospital (acute) with the long-term care facility.
  2. Explain the components of advanced nurse aide education.
  3. Describe the legal responsibilities of the advanced nurse aide in acute care.
  4. Demonstrate appropriate infection control requirements.
  5. Report physical, psychological changes of the acute care patient.
  6. Assess basic knowledge with anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology.
  7. Provide proper assistance with designated special procedures.
  8. Identify observations and need to document/report
  9. Discuss the Advanced Nurse Aide role/responsibility in the care of specialized equipment.
  10. Describe the importance of the acute care plan, and advanced nurse aide contributions.
  11. Describe the Advanced Nurse Aides’ role in emergency situations.
  12. Perform skills competently on any acute care patient with supervision/guidance.

Nondiscrimination Statement


DMACC offers career and technical programs in the following areas of study:

Agriculture, National & Environmental Services /Architecture, Engineering, and Construction/Arts, Design, and Visual communications/Business, Management, and Marketing/Education, Public, and Human Services/Health Science/Hospitality and Culinary/Information Technology/Manufacturing/Transportation & Logistics

Des Moines Area Community College shall not engage in nor allow discrimination covered by law against any person, group or organization. This includes in its programs, activities, employment practices, hiring practices or the provision of services, and harassment or discrimination based on race, color, national origin, creed, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, age (in employment), disability, genetic information (in employment) and actual or potential parental, family or marital status of a person. Veteran status in educational programs, activities, employment practices, or admission procedures is also included to the extent covered by law.

Individuals who believe they have been discriminated against may file a complaint through the College Discrimination Complaint Procedure. Complaint forms may be obtained from the Campus Provost’s office, the Academic Deans’ office, the Judicial Officer, or the EEO/AA Officer, Human Resources. ADA questions and concerns may be directed to the Section 504/ADA Coordinator at 2006 S. Ankeny Blvd, Bldg 6, Ankeny, IA  50023, phone 515/964-6857, sgbittner@dmacc.edu.  Title IX questions and concerns may be directed to the Title IX Coordinator at 2006 S. Ankeny Blvd, Bldg 1, Ankeny, IA  50023, phone 515/964-6216, title9@dmacc.edu.  Question or complaints about this policy may be directed to the Director of the Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, Citigroup Center, 500 W. Madison, Suite 1475, Chicago, IL 60661, phone 312/730-1560, tax 312/730-1576..

Legal references: Iowa Code §§ 216.6 and 216.9, Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (42 U.S. C. §§ 2000d and 2000e), the Equal Pay Act of 1973 (29 U.S.C. § 206, et seq.), Title IX (Educational Amendments, 20 U.S. C. §§ 1681-1688), Section 504 (Rehabilitation Act of 1973, 29 U.S. C. § 794), and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (42 U.S.C. § 12101, et seq.).(2018)