Clinical Lab

Students will attend the classroom portion of the course in person. This is made up of online lectures and in-person skill sessions. Students must complete 80 hours of classroom instruction. SCL College of Nursing adheres to a student’s AZ board requirements.

Classes and Clinical: After the classroom portion of the course is completed, students will complete 40 hours of clinical work. This will be either in a long-term care facility or an alternative clinical experience in the classroom, using scenarios, case studies, and skill labs.

Upon passing the school final exam, students may sit for the AZ State Board of Nursing exam. The state board exam is both a 75-question written knowledge exam and a skill exam. After passing the state board exam, students then earn the CNA designation.

Area of Instruction includes classroom, lab, and clinical:

Course content includes the following topics and relevant skills:

  • Introduction to healthcare
    • Roles and Responsibilities of the Nursing Assistant
    • Communication and Documentation
    • Legal/ethical considerations
      • Advance directives (DNR)
  • Physiology
    • Body System review, common disease and malformations
  • Basic psychology
    • Introduction to dementia/Alzheimers
  • Basic nursing skills
    • Admission, transfer and discharge
    • Ostomy care
    • I&O monitoring with/without assistive devices
      • Nutritional / fluid balance assistance
      • Special diet Assistance
    • Vital signs
    • Anti-Embolic stockings
  • Infection control
    • Safety, Standard Precautions, and Infection Control
  • Job seeking skills
  • Activities of daily living
    • Normal Elimination Assistance
    • Oral and Denture Care
    • Hair/ Nail Care
    • Skin Care
    • Bathing Assistance
    • Personal Care Assistance
    • Shaving Assistance
    • Dressing and Undressing Assistance
    • Anti-Embolic stockings
    • Mobility and ambulation Assistance

Ostomy Care

SCL College of Nursing’s CNA students will gain mastery in Ostomy. Proper personal hygiene is important when providing ostomy care. Student will:

  1. Identify terms that relate to ostomy care
  2. Describe the appearance of a normal stoma
  3. Identify the procedure for collecting specimens
  4. Discuss the procedure for providing stoma care for an established ostomy
  5. Describe the steps in changing an ileostomy appliance for a client with an established ostomy

Students will do laboratory demonstration and return demonstration of the steps in performing stoma care for clients with an established ostomy.

Assistive Services

CNA students will learn how to use assistive devices to aid the client in terms of their eating, dressing, grooming. These assistive devices that are used to promote and facilitate the client’s independent self-care including those below to promote and facilitate the client’s independent activities of daily living are listed in classroom inventory:

●  Wheelchairs 

●  Gait belt

●  Walker 

●  Anti-embolic hose

●  Adaptive equipment

●  Cane  

Reference Materials

SCL College uses a variety of teaching methods including hands-on practice, discussion, instructional skill videos, online academic library, PDF handouts, computer-aided technology, workbooks, as well as laboratory and clinical-based work experience.