Oct 14, 2019  
West Shore Community College Catalog 2019-2020 
West Shore Community College Catalog 2019-2020

Multi‐Skilled Health Care, Nurse Assistant Certificate

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Wherever there is a need for hands‐on personal care, certified Nursing Assistants (CNA), or nurse aides, are there. Nursing assistants are the caregivers who help patients of all ages perform the most essential basic activities of daily life, like bathing, toileting, dressing, and eating. CNAs work under the supervision of nurses, and since they have extensive daily contact with each patient, they play a key role in keeping nurses informed about patients’ needs.

Students must have an overall GPA of 2.0 or higher in order to earn a degree or certificate.

Gainful Employment Disclosure

The Department of Education passed an initiative designed to protect students from taking on unsustainable debt in order to pay for their education. The data is provided for students of WSCC so students can make an informed choice about a program and the potential for gainful employment of that program. For WSCC, these are programs that are less than an associate’s degree. Click here to view the Nurse Assistant Gainful Employment information.

For accreditation information, click here.

Courses by Placement/Transfer

The following courses may be prerequisites for your program depending upon your placement scores or transfer evaluation. Advisors can assist you to integrate these into your program of study during your first semester at West Shore. Contact Student Services at 231.843.5510.

Program of Study

Semester 1

Total: 11 Credit Hrs | 13 Contact Hrs

Semester 2

Total: 15 Credit Hrs | 15 Contact Hrs

Certificate Total: 26 Credit Hrs | 28 Contact Hrs

*Prior to clinical experience in the Nurse Assistant course, a criminal background investigation will be required of students. Any negative factors in students’ backgrounds may limit placement in one or more agencies. Attempts will be made to adjust for this limitation, but if accommodations cannot be made, continuation in the Nurse Assistant course will not be allowed.

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