Program Description

Three Star Nurse Aide Training is a targeted curriculum designed to offer students the clinical knowledge needed to perform compassionate patient care.

Graduates of this program will become contributing members to any health care professional staff, prepared with their knowledge of patient rights, confidentiality, basic nursing skills and terminology as well as applying the elements of basic nutrition, safety and infection control.

Graduates of this program may find entry-level employment as health care workers and nurse aides in managed care facilities, retirement communities, hospitals, doctor’s offices, and outpatient clinics.

Patient Rights

Patient rights include the right to make decisions regarding medical care, the right to accept or refuse treatment, and theright to formulate advance directives (written instructions, such as a living will or durable power of attorney for health care as recognized under Louisiana state law, relating to the provision.

Patient Confidentiality

Patient confidentiality is one of the most important pillars of medicine. Protecting the private details of a patient is not just a matter of moral respect, it is essential in retaining the important bond of trust between the doctor and the individual.

Basic Nursing Skills

All of these basic nursing skills – attention to detail, critical thinking and decision making skills, written and verbal communication skills, and the desire to continually acquire knowledge – are necessary for CNA’s at every level to provide basic care. That said, CNA duties and responsibilities vary accordingly.

Medical Terminology

Medical terminology is used in the field of medicine. Medical terminologyhas quite regular morphology, the same prefixes and suffixes are used to add meanings to different roots. The root of a term often refers to an organ, tissue, or condition.

Basic Nutrition

Food is essential—it provides vital nutrients for survival, and helps the body function and stay healthy. Food is comprised of macronutrients including protein, carbohydrate and fat that not only offer calories to fuel the body and give it energy but play specific roles in maintaining health.

Safety and Infection Control

Safety Infection and Control in the workplace aims to prevent pathogens being passed from one person to another. The foundation of good infection control is to assume that everyone is potentially infectious. Basic infection control procedures include hand washing and keeping the workplace clean.