Course Duration
  • Approximately 75 hours
Please note: it is strongly recommended that you read the entire course before taking the exam. However, we understand that many of our students are already familiar with nursing skills and procedures. If you are familiar with the course material you can complete the course quickly and take the exam after registration in which case you may be certified within a few hours.

Lesson 1: Introduction to Nursing Procedures (20 Hours)

  • Proper Infection Control
  • Proper Hand Washing
  • Proper Glove Removal
  • Fire Safety
  • Emergency Situations
  • HIV/Aides Prevention
  • Food Born Illnesses Prevention & Kitchen Safety
  • Medical Error Prevention and Safety
  • Domestic Violence
  • Resident Rights

 Lesson 2: Introduction to CPR (4 Hours)

  • Definitions
  • Scene assessment and appropriate response
  • A-B-C's of Adult/Child/Infant CPR
  • Mechanics of Artificial Life Support
  • Fundamentals of human physiology (circulatory system) and CPR applications
  • What is expected during an emergency situations (including EMS response)
  • CPR Final Exam

 Lesson 3: Introduction to Measuring Patient's Vitals (20 Hours)

  • Medical Record Documentation and Legal Aspects
  • Measuring Pulse and Respirations
  • Measuring Blood Pressure
  • Measuring Blood Glucose Level
  • Measuring and Recording the content of Urinary bag
  • Measuring and Recording Vitals

 Lesson 4: Assisting with Patient Hygiene (20 Hours)

  • Hair & Nail Care
  • Mouth Care
  • Denture Care
  • Partial Bed Bath
  • Assisting with Bedpan
  • Assisting with Medication

Lesson 5: Assisting a Disabled Patient (6 Hours)

  • Ambulation
  • Wheel Chair Transfer
  • Communication with Cognitively impaired clients

Lesson 6: Terminal Care (5 Hours)

  • Common Illnesses of the Elderly
  • End of Life Care
HHA Exam