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Career Field/Area: Healthcare

Adult Career Pathway: CNA

NRS Levels Addressed:

  • Middle Intermediate Basic Education
  • High Intermediate Basic Education

Part of an approved IET program? IET: yes – approved FY23

Credentials the Course Prepares Students for:

  • First Aid – CPR/AED – Bloodborne Pathogens Training
  • Nursing Assistant Registered/Certified Nursing Assistant

Also Prepares Students for: Entry into and success in a post-secondary CNA training course.

Target Student Population: 4th grade reading level (TABE Reading 461)

Access Curriculum: View Materials

Additional Access Instructions/Links: No

Course Description: Prepares students for the Nursing Assistant and Home Health Aide course at Saint Paul College; can also be used as support curriculum concurrent with their enrollment in the college course. Topics include: Introduction to Healthcare, Basic Human Needs, Communication, Clean Safe Environment, Vital Signs, Personal Care, Activity and Exercise, Food and Fluids, Elimination, Specials Needs, and Orientation to the Workplace. Students will receive an introduction to vocabulary and transitions skills designed to help them succeed in the CNA program and a CNA job.

Duration: 4 hours/day x 4 days/week x 5 weeks = 80 hours

Curriculum Materials/Description: Includes course objectives, scope and sequence, student syllabus and assessment strategies. Instructional materials, drawn from other ABE CNA prep classes, are organized in Google folders by topic.

Delivery Method(s):

  • In person
  • Hybrid (a combination of online and in-person instruction)
  • HyFlex (live instruction with students both in classroom and online)

Curriculum Pluses: Aligned to ACES TIF (Transitions Integration Framework), Aligned to CCRS (College & Career Readiness Standards), Complete instructional materials/lesson plans included, Organization of materials is easy to follow, No paid subscription/account required.

Curriculum Drawbacks: Teacher guide/answer keys not included, Organization of materials may be hard to follow. An instructor will need to review and choose from materials provided, and will need to find or create materials lacking on certain topics.

Additional Curriculum Notes: None

Author: Patsy Egan, Hamline University – ATLAS

Year Created: FY23


Marisa Squadrito Geisler
Hamline University – ATLAS
[email protected]
(651) 523-2503