Course Description: This course is designed to provide students interested in the careers that involve patient care with entry level skills most commonly associated with the career Nursing Assistant. The students are required to meet both national and intrastate professional guidelines as designated by applicable regulatory agencies such as the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA), Center for Disease Control (CDC), and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) with a specific focus on the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1987 (OBRA) and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA). Upon completion of this course and its prerequisites, this course meets the Certified Nurse Assistant curriculum content as specified by the Georgia Medical Care Foundation. Students meeting all academic, attendance, and age requirements may sit for the Georgia Registry’s Examination. Successful completion of the Georgia Registry Examination allows students to seek employment in the state of Georgia as a Certified Nurse Assistant. (Programs and instructors must affiliate with and be approved by the GA Medical Care Foundation www.gmcf.org in order for students to be able to sit for the GA Registry Examination. Requirements for equipment, clinical hours, etc. can be found through the GA Medical Care Foundation.) Any Healthcare Science course that includes a clinical component (excluding a shadowing experience field trip) must adhere to identified guidelines under (WBL) work-based learning (available at ctae.gadoe.org under WBL manual. Training for the Healthcare Science teacher on these guidelines will be provided.