Visiting nurse’s aide is a long term care provider, helping the elderly covered by the elderly life-long care insurance (suffering from dementia, stroke, and other elderly diseases and/or senior citizens who live alone) with nursing, treatment assistance, care counseling, and oral hygiene in accordance with the visiting nurse’s guidance. To become an aide one must complete curriculum designated by the minister of health and welfare.
DHC lifelong education center will recruit its 1st iteration (40 persons for weekday night shift and 40 persons for weekend shift) starting October this year. Pre-requisites for the visiting nurse’s aide course are; 1.) Must be a certified nurse’s aide, and 2.) Must have minimum of 3 years work experience as a nurse’s aide.
Visiting nurse’s aide program constitutes of the following curriculum; total of 700 hours required — 360 hours of basic nursing / elderly welfare / emergency treatment, and 340 hours of lab sessions / practice at hospital (including nursing hospital) or health center.
Seok, Eun-jo, director of lifelong education center (48, female, professor / department of early childhood education) said “Korea is becoming an aging society, increasing demands for visiting nurses. DHC is famous for its innovative education and has highest level of education environment as well as field practice facilities – I will leverage the strengths the DHC have to develop occupational competency and provide differentiated educational services to the nurse’s aides and medical field professionals.”