Certificate for Nursing Assistants

Programme Overviewnursing assistant assists patient

The Certificate in Nursing Assistants was developed in collaboration with the Bermuda Nursing Council. It prepares participants with the prerequisites needed to become registered with the Bermuda Nursing Council as nursing assistants in the health care industry. Participants will cover topics such as: Vital signs; Medical terminology; Caring for Seniors and others in Need of Medical Care; Professional Regulations; Legal and Ethical Issues in the Health Care Industry. 
Students will be prepared to work in health care agencies such as: long term care centres, hospitals, rehabilitation care facilities, hospices, clinics, adult day care centres, and community health.   Entry Requirements Students entering this programme must be proficient in English and mathematics. Potential students will be assessed. Those needing support in English and or math must successfully complete these requirements prior to enrolling in the programme.

SUMMER COHORT:
Registration for the Summer semester (full time programme) will take place from March 1, 2021 to May 1, 2021.

FALL COHORT:
Registration for the Full semester (part time programme) will take place from April 1, 2021 to August 1, 2021.

Prospective students should book their CPT soonest to avoid disappointment.

CURRICULUM

First Semester

Fundamentals of Health Care Delivery CCW 810 $1695.00
This course is designed to provide a fundamental understanding of the requirements and nature of working in a health care setting with professionals responsible for patient care. Topics covered include medical terminology, professional regulations, and other legal and ethical issues governing health care in Bermuda.  

May 24 – June 20, 2021 - Mon./Wed. (online), 6-9pm
CLINICALS 1x month -  Sat./Sun., TBD

Second Semester

Clinical Care Assistant   CCW 820 $1695.00
This course blends the practical and theoretical activities of nursing assisting; covering such topics as taking vital signs, CPR, Manual Handling etc. Pre-requisite CCW 810  

June 28 – August 1, 2021 - Mon./Wed. (Face to Face however if need be we will continue with online), 6-9pm
CLINICALS 1x month, TBD, TBD 

Clinical Practicum   
The clinical provides practical, hands-on experiences in a diverse group of approved health care settings under the supervision of a certified nurse. This takes place one weekend each month followed by a one-week, full-time clinical near the end of the programme. Prerequisite CCW 810 & CCW 820

CLINCAL CAPSTONE 1 WEEK - Sunday to Sunday, TBD


Requirments

Those entering this programme must demonstrate proficiency in English and Math with proof of one of the following:

  • CPT Scores meeting the minimum requirement
    • Reading: 249
    • Sentence: 3-4
    • Elementary Algebra: 237
  • College Level English and Math
  • An Associate’s Degree


Students will be required to submit the following prior to the programme commencing:

  • Tuberculosis (TB) Test
  • Hepatitis B Test and/or Shot as Required
  • Tetanus Shot
  • Influenza Shot
  • Regular Covid-19 Testing
  • Hair Follicle Drug Screening (Bermuda Hospitals Board only)
  • American Heart Foundation 2 person Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) for Healthcare Providers (CPR & AED)
  • Police Vetting Report from Bermuda Police Services
  • Proof of valid Health Insurance

 

Application & Registration Process

If you have not successfully completed College English and Math take the Computerized Placement Test (CPT) at Bermuda College. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to make an appointment. You must indicate that you are applying to the Certificate in Nursing Assisting Programme. You can practice for the CPT by checking out this website: www.accuplacer.org

Email your transcript or CPT results to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to gain approval to register.

National Certification Council for Activities Professionals NCCAP

Certificate for Activities Specialist

The National Certification Council for Activity Professionals (NCCAP) is a U.S. certifying body that exclusively certifies activity professionals who work with the elderly. The Certificate for Activities Specialists is the first of the three levels. It will prepare participants with the skills and competencies needed to develop and deliver interactive activities programmes for seniors.

Students entering this programme must be proficient in the English language and competent in the use of Microsoft Word™. Graduates will be eligible to sit the National Certificate for Activities Professionals (NCCAP) exam. This is a six-month programme.

CURRICULUM

First Semester
Behavioural Science and Adult Client Populations    TDS REC1
Students will be introduced to the continuum of care settings in Bermuda and review the demographics and characteristics of Bermuda’s aging population. They will learn the basic functions and duties of the activities professional: to design, deliver, and evaluate activity services for seniors across the continuum of care.

Second Semester
Professional Approach to Care and Care Planning Practices    TDS REC2

Students will identify the different levels of programming for low-, moderate-, and high-functioning clients and will create activity protocols for each level. They will apply principles of management, in the role of an activities professional: the principles of planning, organising, staffing, directing, and controlling.

The programme will culminate in a one-week, full-time clinical experience in an approved caregiving setting under the supervision of a recreational therapist. Prerequisite: TDS REC 1 & TDS REC 2


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Contract Training

The Division of Professional & Career Education (PACE) has a mission to provide access to training and development for the community's workforce.  This is also accomplished through the delivery of customised training to meet the specific requirements of an employer.
This customised training is almost always non-credit, employees can learn specific skills in a day or week as opposed to participating in a semester length course.

Customized training can be whatever an employer needs it to be.  PACE can tailor existing curricula or design a new curriculum to meet the requirements. We never say, "we don't do that kind of training." If PACE cannot provide the training an employer needs we will direct you to an organization that can, CHALLENGE US!

Our array of training opportunities is extensive and ranges from Fundamentals of Business Writing (8 hours) to CPA examination preparation (160 hours).  Want to know if PACE can provide the training your organizations needs......simply contact us.

Certificate in Basic Horticulture

Programme Overview

This foundational, competency-based programme is designed to prepare students with the skills and knowledge to engage in careers in the horticulture industry. Upon completion, students will be qualified and ready to work in grounds maintenance, plant nurseries, landscaping, garden centres, golf courses, lawn care, and parks and recreation departments. This course also covers the requirements for the national standards.

2020/2021 CURRICULUM

First Semester
Science of Horticulture Level 1 AGC 990
Topics include: Horticulture and the environment; Plant structures and functions; Plant propagation; Soil science and nutrients; Plant identification and pruning. Operation and Maintenance of Horticulture Equipment including power and hand tools.

15 September – 17 December 
Tuesdays/Thursdays 6:00-9:00pm
$1795 per semester

 

Second Semester
Technology in Horticulture Level 2 AGC 991
Topics include: Operation and Maintenance of Horticulture Equipment including power and hand tools.

19 January - 29 April
Tuesdays/Thursdays 6:00-9:00pm

$1795 per semester

The Division of Professional & Career Education (PACE)

The Division of Professional & Career Education, through our partnerships, offers you access to training and qualifications of a national and international standard.
PACE is well positioned to provide high quality, cost-effective, workforce training to prepare a skilled work force for the future. As well as providing leadership in workforce development through adult basic and workplace literacy education, adult vocational, and vocational non-credit courses.

 

Learn more about PACE

PACE opportunities include Contract Training designed to meet organizational specific needs and detailed Occupational Nationally Required Criteria that falls outside the college-credit programme.

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PACE Advantages:

  • Focus on career/job preparation and lifelong learning as fundamental missions
  • Extensive, effective links with local business, industry, labour, and government constituents
  • Provision of high-quality training/retraining at a reasonable cost
  • Continued emphasis on customer-focused, workforce training partnerships with local business/industry constituents.
  • Access to training and qualifications to national and international standards.

The vision for the future of the Division of Professional & Career Education at Bermuda College is to optimize the current courses using a process of evaluation; review the total offerings and confirm that we are realizing the potential in the full scope of all items contained in our PACE offerings. We also plan to aggressively grow by working with the local workforce to confirm what the actual need is. As we collect this data it will help PACE to identify what we can add to our already successful local and external offerings.

 

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    We focus on techniques, tools, glassware, both classic and contemporary, and host a few Master Classes within to develop a well-rounded insight into what the world of Bartending used to be and what it is developing into today! Such Master Classes include Infusions, Rum, and Wine!
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What You do:

  1. In the online classroom,
    - listen to audio lectures,
    - view slides,
    - even take an optional quiz to test yourself.
  2. Discussion and Questions. Then post written comments in the online discussion with your fellow participants and the instructor.  Your instructor logs on once a day to answer questions and join in on the discussion.
  3. Readings. Many courses have online readings of up to 20 pages a week.
  4. Participate anytime of day or night. The ideal is to go online 2-3 times a week, but you decide.


It’s easy! It’s fun.

Most courses are offered 4 times a year.

Classes start the first Monday of the month.

New to online learning?  Our online learning tutorial begins the week before classes start.

Technical requirements:
- Internet access.
- Speakers or headphones to listen to the audio.