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Health, Assistance & Nursing Diploma

Students interested in preparing for nursing assistant jobs within a variety of settings may want to consider the Health, Assistance & Nursing program offered at CDI College. Read more about the Diploma in Health, Assistance & Nursing program here.

Official Program Name:

Diploma in Health, Assistance & Nursing (Santé, assistance et soins infirmiers)

School Offering Program:

CDI College

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Program Prerequisites:

Potential applicants to the Health, Assistance & Nursing diploma program at CDI College should be interested in learning how they can assist individuals with day-to-day tasks. All CDI College applicants must be high school graduates or the equivalent. Some programs may have additional requirements.

Program Description:

CDI College's Diploma in Health, Assistance & Nursing program gives students the opportunity to learn about providing care for a variety of age groups, including newborns, children, and adults. The courses are designed to teach about basic care, nutrition, and first aid as well as cover topics like preoperative and postoperative care, intervention techniques to use with patients with mental health problems, and the laws governing drug therapy. Students also have the chance to learn about the major systems of the body. This program also included career-related courses that cover the training process and job options as well as how to communicate with a health care team. This program is taught in French.

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Financial Assistance Available:

Financial assistance programs are available. Please contact CDI College for more information.

Tuition, Financial Aid & Start Dates

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Coursework for a Health, Assistance & Nursing Diploma:

Program and course requirements are subject to change and vary by campus. Contact CDI College to confirm the most up-to-date information before enrolling in a program.

Course Topics

  • Care of diverse clients
  • Care of children and adolescents and mothers and newborns
  • Pre- and postoperative care
  • Physical rehabilitation care
  • Medical care
  • Care of patients with mental health problems
  • Geronto-geriatric care
  • Preferred approach for children, adolescents, mothers and newborns
  • First aid
  • Approach to patients with mental health problems
  • Approach to palliative care
  • Approach to patients with cognitive deficits
  • Specific care
  • The urinary, reproductive, cardiovascular and respiratory systems
  • The endocrine, digestive, nervous and sensory systems
  • Nutrition
  • Basic care
  • Drug therapy
  • Infection control
  • Musculoskeletal system
  • Ethical and legal aspects of the profession
  • Establishing a helping relationship
  • Basic care procedures
  • Communication within a health care team
  • The occupation and training process

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Career Paths:

Graduates of CDI College's Health, Assistance & Nursing program could be able to pursue employment in the nursing assistant field. Their work might include providing support and basic care to a diverse group of patients, including helping them complete daily tasks, under the supervision of a nurse. They could consider positions in:

  • Clinics
  • Long-term care centres
  • Hospitals

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