Certificate for Nursing Assistants

THE CERTIFICATE FOR NURSING ASSISTANTS WAS DESIGNED IN PARTNERSHIP WITH BERMUDA COLLEGE, THE BERMUDA HOSPITALS BOARD, AND THE MINISTRY OF HEALTH.

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.

CURRICULUM

Fundamentals of Health Care Delivery CCW 810
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.  

Clinical Care Assistant   CCW 820
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  

Clinical Care Clinical  CCW 821
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 and then a one week full-time clinical near the end of the programme. Pre-requisite CCW 810 & CCW 820    

Application & Registration Process

Complete the Bermuda College Application form and submit it to the PACE Office.

Take the Computerized Placement Test (CPT) at Bermuda College. Call 236-9000 ext 4207 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. Register for classes in the Office of Student Enrolment and Records, and pay at the Business Office located on the second floor of the College Centre.