Programs

Nursing Assistant (Certificate)

The eighteen (18) months Enrolled Nursing Assistant Certificate Programme is designed to develop in the learner the necessary qualities to become a responsible and efficient member of the health care team. The programme introduces the learner to the necessary cognitive, psycho motor and affective skills that will enable learners to progress from directly supervised performance of duties to an independent practitioner within the scope of such practice.

The programme is organized into concurrent theory and practice with emphasis placed and opportunities provided in a variety of clinical settings for the learner to acquire confidence and competence in administering basic nursing care. The curriculum places emphasis on communication skills, patients’ bill of rights, ethical and legal laws of nursing, patients’ right to privacy and confidentiality and safety of patients, given the fundamental role of the Nursing Assistant as care-giver and assistant to the Registered Nurse/Midwife. The programme also serves as a spring-board to transition into higher path-ways such as the Associates’ or BSc in Nursing Degree tracts.

Entry Requirements
To be eligible for admission to the Nursing Assistant Programme, applicants must:
•Be at least sixteen (16) years at the time of admission to the programme.
•Have obtained passes in the Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) CSEC Examination, General Proficiency Level or General Certificate Examination (GCE) ordinary level or approved equivalent in at least three subjects to include English Language, Mathematics and a science subject.
•In the case of mature applicants, present academic and professional qualifications and or prior experiential experiences attained.

License to Practice
Successful completion of this programme entitles graduates to be entered on the Enrolled Nursing Assistant part of the register of the St. Christopher and Nevis Nurses and Midwives Council and eligibility to practice as an Enrolled Nursing Assistant in the Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis.

AWARD
CFBC Certificate in Nursing Assistant

To obtain a CFBC Certificate in Nursing Assistant candidates will be required to complete all courses.


Nursing Assistant Certificate Program Outline

Semester 1 Semester 2
HAST1003 Human Anatomy and Physiology I
HAST1001 Fundamentals of Nursing
HAST1007 Intro to Psychology
HAST1005 Intro to Microbiology
COMM1001 Communication Studies
CORE1000 Fundamental Mathematics for Health Science
HAST1013 Human Anatomy and Physiology II
HAST1006 Intro to Sociology
HAST1000 Health Assessment
HAST1002 Health Promotion
HAST1008 Intro to Pharmacology
HAST1004 Nutrition
COMM1002 Communication Studies
Semester 3 Semester 4
HAST1012 Maternal and Child Health Nursing with Clinical Nursing Practicum
HAST1009 Care of Child and Adolescence with Clinical Nursing Practicum
HAST1010 Care of the Adult with Clinical Nursing Practicum
HAST1014 Clinical Internship