This course is designed to meet the training requirements for you, the nurse aide, in long-term care facilities. Emphasis is placed on achieving a basic level of knowledge and demonstrating skills to provide safe, effective resident care. Students must fill out background check release form. The form may be completed any time after registration up to 48 business hours prior to the first day of class. Required textbook: Hartman’s Nursing Assistant Care, Hedman. Books are available at the Kirkwood Bookstore.