Dec 01, 2023
IBEST 67 - Nursing Assistant Success for TS 5 Credits: 3-10
A transitional studies course taught in the IBEST option for NA where students receive additional instruction needed to succeed in the program and find employment. Students research and prepare presentations, utilize critical thinking strategies and study skills, effectively read course materials, comprehend skills demonstrations and participate in workplace discussions, and increase job search skills.
Enrollment Requirement: Placement based on assessment measure; and instructor consent.
Students who successfully complete this class will be able to:
- Cite specific textual evidence to support analysis of technical nursing assistant text.
- Determine the central ideas or conclusions of the nursing assistant text; provide an accurate summary distinct from prior knowledge or opinions.
- Follow precisely a multi-step procedure when taking vitals, or performing nursing tasks.
- Integrate quantitative or technical information expressed in words in a nursing assistant text with a version of that information expressed visually (e.g., in a flowchart, diagram, model, graph, or table.)
- Write informative/explanatory texts to examine and convey complex ideas and information clearly and accurately through the effective selection, organization, and analysis of relevant content. Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development and organization are appropriate to the task assigned.
- Develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, and editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach addressing what is most significant for a specific purpose and audience.
- Use technology, including the Internet, to produce and publish writing and update individual or shared writing products, linking to other information and to display information flexibility and dynamically.
- Conduct short research projects to answer a technical question in the nursing assistant field; synthesize multiple sources on the subject, demonstrating understanding of the subject under investigation.
- Gather relevant information from multiple authoritative print and digital sources, using advanced searches effectively; assess credibility and accuracy of each source, and quote or paraphrase the data and conclusions of others while avoiding plagiarism and following a standard format for citation.
- Initiate and participate effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly.
- Use the four operations with whole numbers to solve problems.
- Perform operations with multi-digit whole numbers and with decimals to hundredths. Understand decimal notation for fractions, and compare decimal fractions.
- Solve problems involving measurement and estimation of Intervals of time (respiration, blood pressure), liquid volumes, and weight. Understand ratio concepts and use ratio reasoning to solve problems.
- Use ratio reasoning to convert measurement units (e.g., ounces to millimeters).
Demonstrate the skills necessary to earn a college credential and acquire employment in a high-demand, living wage job.
- Responsibility - Responsibility encompasses those behaviors and dispositions necessary for students to be effective members of a community. This outcome is designed to help students recognize the value of a commitment to those responsibilities which will enable them to work successfully individually and with others.
- Quantitative and Symbolic Reasoning - Quantitative Reasoning encompasses abilities necessary for a student to become literate in today’s technological world. Quantitative reasoning begins with basic skills and extends to problem solving.
- Written Communication - Written Communication encompasses all the abilities necessary for effective expression of thoughts, feelings, and ideas in written form.
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