How Does Southern California Nursing Academy’s Nurse Assistant Training Program (NATP) strive to stay on top of the health care industry, which is constantly changing with new knowledge appearing in practice every day?
There is always a flux of new constant change in the health care environment.
Southern California Nursing Academy’s NATP tries to lead by following the current guidelines and recommendations of the Nurse Assistant Training and Assessment Program (NATAP) Model Curriculum.
As an example of updating its NATP curriculum, Southern California Nursing Academy will implement to the student’s teaching in theory and clinical settings the area of Confidentiality (HIPAA), Disaster Preparedness and the increasing use of electronic medical records as well as other current guidelines, recommendations, and standards of care.
Per the NATAP:
- “In recent years, there has also been a move to lessen the ‘institutional’ feel of long term care facilities and more emphasis has been given to promoting independence and dignity of residents. The revised curriculum has also expanded the Recommended Teaching Strategies and Assignments, Clinical Demonstration/Method of Evaluation and updated terminology, references and sample test questions. The intent of the most recent revision was to include new terminology and new procedures that reflect the current practices, to assist instructors with more resources, and to improve the health care given to residents in long-term care facilities.”
In summary, Southern California Nursing Academy wants to provide the enthusiasm, time and funding required to maintain a standard of education and testing of Nurse Assistants in the state of California.