Workforce Education Discussion

What Pre-Certified Nursing Assistant textbooks are you using?

 
 
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What Pre-Certified Nursing Assistant textbooks are you using?
by Claudia Kinville - Tuesday, 30 January 2007, 3:25 PM
 

One of the WILMA (Workforce Initiative for a Leadership and Mentoring Alliance) participants is just beginning design work for a pre-CNA class and asked for some advice from those offering such classes. 

What Pre-CNA textbooks are you using?

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Re: What Pre-Certified Nursing Assistant textbooks are you using?
by Claudia Kinville - Tuesday, 30 January 2007, 3:36 PM
 

One textbook used by a number of ABE providers throughout the state is the "Introduction to Nursing Assisting: Building Language Skills" by Rita Frey and Lisa Shearer Cooper.  The publisher is Delmar Learning.  The ISBN is 0-8273-6233-1.  I ordered mine through their web site:  http://www.delmarlearning.com/

Topics include overview information such as Health Care in the United States, Working in a Health Care Institution, Ethics in a Health Care Institution, Safety in a Health Care Institution and Communication in a Health Care Institution.  Specific technical information is also available, including topics such as infection control, medical terminology, human growth and development, etc.  The final chapter in the book is about job search.  The graphics and photographs are up to date and accurate. 

Please add any other recommendations or more information about your experiences using this textbook.

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Re: What Pre-Certified Nursing Assistant textbooks are you using?
by Kirsten Fuglseth - Tuesday, 13 March 2007, 1:22 PM
 

I believe that the Introduction to Nursing Assistant: Building Language Skills book and accompanying workbook may be going out of print soon...at least that is what I was told when I ordered last summer.  At that time they had no teacher's manuals or tapes left.  Just FYI if you are planning to use this series...order it soon.  It really is pretty good.  Maybe if there is enough demand, they will decide to continue printing it!