Curriculum

Our goal is to produce the highest quality Certified Nurse Aides for our community who will pass the Certified Nursing Assistant Examination on their first attempt. However, we DO NOT teach to the State Certification Exam. We believe that the key to achieving our goal is through excellent education based on the work of our leading experts.

To provide routine patient care to promote patient comfort and contribute to the overall patient plan of care. This position is responsible for on-going patient data collection and documentation in the medical record; provides a variety of unit support functions which contribute to the overall efficient operation of the nursing unit/department.

Our curriculum has been designed around the work of Dr. John Bransford. In the introduction to How People Learn, Dr. Bansford explores ways to more effectively teach. In the Introduction, he states, “… a new theory of learning is coming into focus that leads to very different approaches to the design of curriculum, teaching, and assessment than those often found in schools today.” We agree. His new theory of learning works with how the brain actually learns. There are four phases in this process: Challenge, Reaction, Insight, and Action.

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In the Challenge phase, the instructor links the content to what students already know. In the Reaction phase, the instructor provides time for students to reflect on any assigned reading. In the Insight phase, the instructor introduces new concepts to students. In the Action phase, the instructor creates an activity that requires students to apply their new knowledge. This phase enables students to move their new knowledge into their long-term memory.

 

Our Instructors and Staff

Sheri Agunbiade, B.S.N. , R.N.

Program Coordinator

Hollie Thompson, C.N.A.

Office Manager

 

Judy Chapman, L.P.N.

Instructor

Donya Edwards, L.P.N.

Instructor