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2018-2019 College Catalog 
2018-2019 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Nurse Assistant

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CIP Code - 511614



The mission of the Technical Competency Area in Nurse Assistant is to provide the educational and clinical tools necessary to become a certified Nurse Assistant, allowing the graduate to obtain gainful employment in health care facilities and to contribute to the overall economic development and workforce needs of the state.


Program Description

The Technical Competency Area in Nurse Assistant prepares students for employment in long-term care facilities, home health agencies, acute care facilities, and hospitals where basic bedside nursing care is needed. Classroom instruction includes an introduction to health care, essential Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (OBRA) skills required for certification, body structure and function, and the job-seeking process, with an introduction to computer skills, as it relates to the health care industry. Students participate in clinical activities at approved facilities under the supervision of the instructor. Upon successful completion of this program the student is qualified for universal certification and employment in the areas of long-term care, home health care, and acute care.


Learning Outcomes

Graduates of the Louisiana Delta Community College Nurse Assistant program will be able to:

Demonstrate knowledge and skills necessary to function efficiently as a member of the health care team as identified by the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals (DHH), Louisiana Register and the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (OBRA). 

  • Identify and demonstrate the skills necessary to function as a member of the health care team as identified by the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals (DHH), Louisiana NA registry and the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (OBRA). 
  • Explain how the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) compliance regulation impacts workers in the health care industry.
  • Interact with clients, their support persons, and the health care team using appropriate communication techniques.
  • Institute and maintain principles of infection control.
  • Demonstrate professionalism and ethical conduct in the workplace.
  • Demonstrate the skills necessary to become employable in the healthcare industry.



Landmark Nursing & Rehabilitation Center

University Health Conway

Glenwood Regional Medical Center

St. Francis Medical Center

Ochsner’s Medical Center

The Oaks Nursing & Rehabilitation

Plantation Manor Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, LLC

Franklin Medical Center

Richland Medical Center

Ouachita HealthCare

American Medical Response

Northeast Louisiana Ambulance Service

Cypress Grove Behavioral Health

Liberty Healthcare Services

Willow Ridge Nursing and Rehabilitation Center

Legacy Hospice

TCA - Nurse Assistant

  • HCOR 1211 - Nurse Assisting Fundamentals (4 credit hrs / 75 clock hrs.)
  • HCOR 1212 - Skills Application   (1 credit hrs./80 clock hrs.)
  • Optional Electives

    Course Credit Hour
    CSRV 1000 3 credits hours
    CSRV 2000 3 credit hours
    ENTP 1000 3 credit hours

    The following courses may not be substituted for the above requirements.

    Course Credit Hour
    HCOR 2991 1 credit hour
    HCOR 2993 2 credit hours
    HCOR 2995 3 credit hours
    HCOR 2996 3 credit hours
    HCOR 2997 1 credit hour

    Alternative Curriculum for Secondary Programs - Dual Enrollment Students

    HCOR 1110 1 credit hour
    HCOR 1120 2 credit hours
    HCOR 1160 1 credit hour
    HCOR 1212 1 credit hour
    HCOR 1211 4 credit hours


Total: 5 credit hours / 155 clock hours

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