ERIC Number: ED107906
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: N/A
Syllabus for a Course of Instruction, Preparing the Nurse's Assistant.
New York State Education Dept., Albany. Bureau of Secondary Curriculum Development.
The rapidly increasing need for persons trained to assist the nursing staff of health facilities presents occupational education programs with both an opportunity and a duty. This course syllabus is designed for the instruction of nurse's assistants and is the minimum course content acceptable for State credit. A program of supervised experience in hospital, clinic, and nursing home environments should be an integral part of instruction. The paramount objective of instruction is graduate employability. The syllabus' introduction contains recommendations regarding selection of teachers and students, suggests ancillary studies, and explains the use of the syllabus in developing a locally effective course of study. Section 1 focuses on orientation to the world of work (overview and health care industry). Section 2 concentrates on the foundations of nurse assisting (part of nursing team, patient's environment, and patient). Section 3 covers the development of the nurse's assistant skills (anatomy, physiology, and by systems). Section 4 examines preparation for employment (occupational experience and job application). Each section is divided into individual units of study describing content, objectives, and teaching suggestions. A resource list of materials in a variety of media, a source directory, and a family health organizations directory complete the document. (Author/JB)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York State Education Dept., Albany. Bureau of Secondary Curriculum Development.
Identifiers - Location: New York