Academia School of Nursing’s philosophy is anchored on the belief that nursing education should prepare students to function safely and effectively in the generalist role. We believe that nursing education should provide students an opportunity to progress within a laddered curriculum in order to enhance the profession of nursing and to serve as a foundation for life-long learning. Nurses should be prepared to provide ethical, holistic, and compassionate care to diverse populations in a variety of settings. We believe that by incorporating into our curriculum the standards set forth by our governing bodies, the evidenced-based research provided by our colleagues, and the values and criteria promoted by our national nursing organizations, our goal can best be accomplished.
The Academia School of Nursing Nurse Aide Training and Competency Evaluation Program (NATCEP) meets the nurse aide program training requirements established by the Ohio Department of Health. The purpose of a nurse aide competency evaluation program is to ensure that a candidate who is seeking to become a nurse aide understands the standards and can competently and safely perform the job of an entry-level nurse aide. Academia’s 75 hour training program prepares graduates to work in long-term care facilities, residential care facilities, hospitals, or private duty assignments. Graduates will be eligible to apply and take the nurse aide competency test which has a seventy-nine (79) item multiple-choice written/oral part and a skills part. Upon successful completion of the nurse aide competency test the candidate is recognized as state tested (certified) and is then listed on Ohio’s Nurse Aide Registry which is maintained by the Ohio Department of Health.
Our nurse aide program curriculum provides an in-depth classroom learning and skills experience that includes, but is not limited to:
- Introduction to the Training and Competency Evaluation (TCEP) Program and the role and responsibilities of a nurse aide
- Basic nursing and personal care skills
- Resident rights and interpersonal communication skills
- Safety, emergency, and infection control procedures
- Restorative services
Under the guidance and supervision of our experienced faculty, students will practice various personal care skills in our nursing skills lab that once mastered, would demonstrate their newly acquired skills in their assigned clinical settings.