This course prepares individuals to provide personal care and perform basic nursing skills for the elderly and other adults. Emphasis on aging process including mental, social and physical needs of the elderly, patient's rights, nutrition management, elimination procedures, safe environment, restorative services, personal and special care procedures and activities, human body structure and function and related common disease/disorders, communication and documentation, death and dying, and roles of the nurse aid and health team members. A skill/competency evaluation is required. The course includes class, laboratory and clinical learning experiences. Upon satisfactory completion of the course. Students are eligible to apply the North Carolina Nurse Aide Competency Evaluation for listing as a Nurse Aide I by the N.C. Division of Facility Services, Nurse Aide Registry.