Programs Offered Through Professional Development

NR 100 LPN Refresher Course Theory
NR 101 LPN Refresher Course Skills Lab
NR 102 LPN Refresher Course Clinical Rotation

NR 200 RN Refresher Course Theory
NR 201 RN Refresher Course Skills Lab
NR 202 RN Refresher Course Clinical Rotation

A course of study is offered for nurses who have inactive or lapsed nursing license status and desire to return to clinical practice. The Nurse Refresher course is not classroom-based. The theory portion of the course is completed through access to an on-line learning management system. In addition, participants complete an on-campus skills lab day and a clinical rotation at a local medical facility.

NA 103 Adult Abuse and Neglect course

This course provides updated information for mandatory responders regarding the regulations and statutes in Nebraska pertaining to adult abuse and neglect. It covers topics such as causes of abuse and neglect, prevention and how to report to the appropriate authorities. It is available on-line. The requirements for successful compeltion are:

  • The learner must listen to the entire class presentation.
  • The learner must spend a minimum of 60 minutes participating in the class.
  • The learner must complete the 25 question test at the conclusion of this course and score an 80% or better.

NA 100 Nurse Aide (CNA) course

Regularly scheduled courses are offered which provide training for the non-licensed individual to provide safe, effective and caring services to patients, residents and clients in many health care settings. Courses are approved by the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (NDHHS). Students suc­cessfully completing the course receive a certificate of completion from Clarkson College and may qualify for placement on the State of Nebraska Nurse Aide Registry. Courses are offered in Omaha both during the day and during the evening. College credit is not provided for this course.

Prerequisites:

  • 16 years of age,
  • Ability to read, speak and understand the English language,
  • Be in good health and able to lift 50 lbs.

Applicants need to be aware of the eligibility requirements for placement on the state registry and/or for employment. Persons with a criminal record, substance abuse problems or health problems that would interfere with safe practices may be ineligible for placement on the state registry or for employment.

NA 101 and NA 102 Nurse Aide Competency Examinations

Individuals who meet the NE Department of Health & Human Services requirements for reinstatement of their placement on the Nurse Aide registry may complete either the written and/or clinical competency examinations through Clarkson College. Sessions are held on a regular basis during the week, in the evening and on Saturday.

NA 104 Nurse Aide Skills Review Session

A Skills Review Session provides an individual with the opportunity to work with a Nurse Aide Instructor and review skills in the hands-on environment of the nurse aide classroom and laboratory. In the three and one-half hour session, students are able to review and practice skills pertinent to the nurse aide role and receive guidance to assist them in successful completion of the Nurse Aide Skills Competency Examination. This is a review session; not all nurse aide course material is covered, nor is any guarantee given that participation will ensure passing the state examinations.

MAC 100 Medication Aide 40 hour course (CMA)

This course meets State of Nebraska requirements for 40 hour training of individuals to provide medications in nursing homes, assisted living centers, ICF-MR, schools, child care settings or patient homes. A medication aide is trained to work under direct supervision of a caretaker or a licensed health care professional. They provide routine medications by the oral, inhalation, topical and instillation routes when appropriate direction and monitoring is provided. The State of Nebraska Medication Aide written examination is handled outside the scope of this course. College credit is not provided for this course.

Prerequisites:

  • Must be able to read, speak and write English.
  • Competent in basic mathematics skills.
  • Earned high school diploma or successfully passed the general educational development (GED) test.
  • Proof of current certification in American Heart Association Basic Life Support for the health care provider (CPR with AED training).
  • Successful completion of an approved Nurse Aide course (or its equivalent).
  • Must be 18 years of age or older.
  • Applicants need to be aware of the eligibility requirements for taking the state certification testing and employment. Persons with a criminal record, substance abuse problems or health problems that would interfere with safe practices may be ineligible for state testing and/or employment. Many employers may require an individual to be a Nurse Aide (CNA) before allowing them to function as a Medication Aide.

MAC 101 Medication Aide Competency Assessment

Medication aides, child care providers and staff members of schools must demonstrate competency in the provision of medication. Prior to reinstatement of a Medication Aide 40 hour on the Nebraska Medication Aide registry, documentation must be submitted to the Nebraska Department of Health & Human Services regarding demonstration of competency in provision of medication. Individuals may complete this Competency Assessment through Clarkson College.

MAC 104 Medication Aide Skills Review Session

A Skills Review Session provides an individual with the opportunity to work with a Medication Aide Instructor and review skills in the hands-on environment of the classroom and laboratory. In the three and one-half hour session, students are able to review and practice skills pertinent to the medication aide role and receive guidance to assist them in successful completion of the Medication Aide Competency Assessment. This is a review session; not all medication aide course material is covered, nor is any guarantee given that participation will ensure passing the competency assessment.