Once the student has completed the Certificate of
Competence in Long-Term Care Nurse Aide program and is eligible to complete the Hawaiʻi Nurse Aide Exam through Prometric to become a certified nurse aide in Hawai’i by the Hawaiʻi Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs (DCCA). Kapiʻolani Community College (Kapi‘olani CC) may not be able to confirm whether a particular program meets the professional licensure requirements outside of the State of Hawaiʻi. Kapiʻolani CC recommends the student contact the respective professional licensing board to determine the licensure requirements in the state in which the student lives.
The Long-Term Care Nurse Aide Training program is a select admissions program; pre/co-requisite courses, examinations, test scores, and/or other required documentation are submitted and reviewed. Applicants are then selected and notified by the Nursing Department.
Attend a Nursing Information Session, and check the Nurse Aide Program Schedule (pdf), & the (Nurse Aide) Admissions Application/Checklist Form (pdf)
The Long-Term Care Nurse Aide Certificate of Competence includes one course, NURS 100 & 100L (150 hours) that prepares entry-level nurse aides to provide basic nursing care to the elderly, ill, and disabled in the long-term care, subacute and home health settings. Students learn to give basic personal care, communicate with patients and staff, respect resident rights and provide physical and emotional support.
Degree & Certificates
Certificate of Competence – Long Term Care Nurse Aide (6 credits)
Program Student Learning Outcome
Upon successful completion of the Long-Term Care Nurse Aide program requirements, the student should be able to:
- Describe the roles and responsibilities of the nurse aide as a member of the health care team.
- Discuss ethical and legal principles and professional conduct in healthcare settings.
- Describe therapeutic communication techniques utilized with clients, families, and members of the health care team.
- Describe nurse aide interventions to support and maintain patient function and health and meet the emotional and physical requirements of special populations
- Perform effectively as a member of the healthcare team within the nurse aide scope of practice.
- Demonstrate professional conduct by applying ethical and legal principles to nurse aide care. .
- Demonstrate effective communication methods with clients, families, and other members of the health care team.
- Apply safe and proficient basic nursing care that supports and maintains patient function and health, respecting cultural diversity and individual preferences.
Please be aware that our Kapi’olani campus offers two Nurse Aide programs
We offer the Certified Nurse Aide program through the Non-Credit Department and the Long-Term Care Nurse Aide program through the Credit Nursing Department. Both programs aim to help you meet the Certified Nurse Aide requirements in Hawai‘i, but they have different course schedules. We encourage you to explore both options to find the one that best suits your needs.