The Basic Nursing Assistant Course trains non-licensed individuals to provide safe, effective and caring services to patients, residents and clients in a variety of healthcare settings. Class participants learn basic nursing skills such as:
- Walking and moving a patient
The course is taught by Bryan College of Health Sciences faculty and approved by the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services Regulation and Licensure.
The course provides a minimum of 76 theory and clinical hours. This meets the state and federal requirements for nursing assistant training courses. The course is taken as a non-credit course.
Students taking this course will receive a certificate of completion.
Dates and times vary for the course. For specific information, contact Records and Registration at Bryan College of Health Sciences at 402-481-3805 or 402-481-8603.
Fall 2020 registration information
The first session of class is mandatory. Attendance at all classroom and clinical activities is expected and absences must be made up. Excessive absences may result in dismissal from the course.
Tuition for the course is $500, which includes:
- Student manual
- Student workbook
- $50.00 non-refundable deposit which is due at the time of registration
- Deposit will be applied towards tuition upon attendance in class.
Billing will follow the Tuition Collection and Payment Policy as stated in the Undergraduate College Catalog. Tuition and tuition refunds will follow the Tuition Refund Policy and Schedule as stated in the Undergraduate College Catalog. Participants will be charged an additional per hour fee for each hour of class make up required. The certificate of completion will be held until all fees are paid.
Participants are required to dress in a uniform and have a watch with a second hand for clinical days.
As a part of the registration process for the Basic Nursing Assistant Course, completion of the following documents is required:
- Authorization and Disclosure Form for Criminal Background Check
- Nebraska Health and Human Services Abuse Registry Form
If the background check indicates criminal/abuse behavior, the student may be dismissed from the course. Students may have the opportunity to present information to dispute the background check. For questions or concerns, refer to the Criminal Background Check Policy in the Student Handbook or contact the Dean of Students at 402-481-3804.
Health screening and immunization requirement must be provided upon registration. Failure to submit documentation prior to clinical experience will result in inability to complete the course. Acceptable documentation includes photocopies of medical records, immunization record or the College documentation form signed by a healthcare provider.
- Tuberculosis (TB) screening (within 6 months of course start date)
- Seasonal Influenza vaccination per Bryan Health’s policy
Students must be able to provide safe patient care and meet the basic requirements and abilities as outlined by Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services.