• Foundations of Nursing I

    Prerequisite: Min 2.0 GPA; 90% attendance record; Biology I with C or
    better; reading, writing, & math at 10th grade level.

    Recommended: Anatomy and Physiology, Intro to Health Careers,
    Chemistry, Psychology.

    This one-year program is designed for students to explore a career in
    Nursing and related health careers. This program includes classroom and
    hands on/clinical experiences. Classroom instruction includes anatomy,
    physiology, medical terminology and entry level nursing topics. Classroom
    instruction also includes American Heart Associate CPR and First Aid
    certification. Students will learn and practice clinical skills in a controlled
    simulation lab. Students will then spend 100 hours at various longterm
    care facilities perfecting their clinical skills. Students will have the
    opportunities to observe other health care professionals. Students who
    complete the program will have met the requirements to take the final
    examination to become a Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA).

    The student must provide his/her own transportation to the clinical sites.

    A background check will be required for clinical experiences as well as a TB skin test and
    physician’s statement acknowledging the student can physically handle
    the required tasks to obtain the CNA. Students must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19. Students must have a social security
    number in order to get a background screening and meet the clinical
    site requirements. Uniforms will be required for clinical experiences, paid
    directly by the student to the uniform company. Student contribution to
    course expenses could be up to $170 (for registration, equipment, etc.).


    Foundations of Nursing II

    Students may elect to enroll in the course a second year to focus on
    Certified Med Technician Certification. Enrollment is limited to two secondyear
    students per section.

    This course will be offered to students who have
    successfully completed Foundations of Nursing I, passed the Missouri
    Certified Nurse Assistant test and have met the criteria for returning.
    Criteria includes: 95% attendance at HCC (with no unexcused absences),
    cumulative grade of 90% or higher at HCC, successful completion of the
    TABE test, and instructor recommendation. The student will need a current
    TB skin test on file. The Family Care Registry obtained in the previous year
    will be accepted.

    During the first semester, the student will accompany first year students
    to clinical. The student will serve as a mentor and will learn and practice
    leadership and communications skills. Classroom topics include Medication
    Math, infectious disease, leadership styles, communication skills, and
    introduction of pharmacology. Second semester, the student will administer
    medication at clinical.

    Students will take the certification test after graduation.