Niitsitapi Health Care Aide (HCA) Certificate Program


Niitsitapi Health Care Aide (HCA) Certificate Program
Being Able to Take on Tasks Independently

Health Care Aides provide essential care, support, and comfort to patients, in avariety of health care settings, making them vital members of the health-careteam.This one-year Niitsitapi HCA Certificate Program will provide you with the opportunity to gainknowledge and develop the skills necessary to meet the physical, emotional, and social needs of yourpatient, via direct care and support services. A First Nation-infused program, that incorporates theBlackfoot language, customs, and traditions into the Government of Alberta curriculum.

Length: 1 yearApplications Deadline: June 15, 2023Admission Requirements:• Grade 11, 20-2 Level Courses, with minimum marks of 60% or equivalento English 20-1, with minimum marks of 60% or equivalent▪ Equivalency determined by Accuplacer.• 500 Word Essay describing, Your Purpose and Passion of Entering into theHealth Care Field.• Vulnerable Sector - Police Information Check (PIC)• Completed Application Form (website)Contact: Elissa Heavy Runner 403-737-2400 ext. 8675

Program at a GlanceThe 9 courses listed below constitute our 40-week program, to be completed full time & in 2semesters; the practicum requirements are divided into 3 separate sections, totaling 360hours to be completed in various health facilities throughout Southern Alberta.

Term INHCA01 – HCA Role and ResponsibilityNHCA02 – The Human Body, Health and Chronic IllnessNHCA03 – Communication and Documentation in theHealth Care EnvironmentNHCA04 – Providing Person-Centered Care and ComfortNHCA05 – Clinical Placement ITerm IINHCA06 – Meeting Complex Care NeedsNHCA07 – Special Activities for Clients with Various HealthConditionsNHCA08 – Clinical Placement IINHCA09 – Consolidated Clinical Placement

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