Geriatric Nursing Assistant (GNA) Course Information

Geriatric  Nursing Assistant

Upon the succesful completion of the Certified Nursing Assistant course, students are eligible to take the NNAAP test. This test assesses the minimum competence of student to perform the job of geriatric aide safely and effectively.


Course details:

  • Applies one knee-high elastic stocking
  • Assists to ambulate using transfer belt
  • Assists with use of bedpan
  • Cleans upper or lower denture
  • Counts and records radial pulse
  • Counts and records respiration’s
  • Dresses client with affected (weak) right arm
  • Feeds client who cannot feed self
  • Gives modified bed bath (face, and one arm, hand underarm)
  • Measures and records blood pressure
  • Measures and records urinary output
  • Measures and records weight of ambulatory client
  • Performs modified passive range of motion (Prom) for one knee and one ankle
  • Performs modified passive range of motion (Prom) for one shoulder positions on side
  • Provides foot care on one foot
  • Provides mouth care
  • Provides perineal care (Peri-Care) for female
  • Transfers from bed to wheelchair using transfer