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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

NOCTI and Nocti Business Solutions (NBS) | Evaluated Learning Experience

Nursing Assisting-Teacher Test (5184)



NOCTI-Approved Area Test Centers throughout the United States.

September 2015 - December 2018. 

Instructional delivery format: 
Proficiency exam
Learner Outcomes: 

Measure basic vital signs, I and O, height and weight; Provide a safe and/or clean environment; Recognize signs/symptoms of diseases and conditions; Recognize body structure and function; Assist with basic emergency procedures; Assist with admissions, discharges, and transfers; Prepare patient and supplies for medical procedures and tests; Identify various types of medical equipment for procedures; Demonstrate understanding of body mechanics; Perform appropriate patient positioning and body alignment; Demonstrate knowledge of nutrition and hydration; Perform and assist with patient transfers; Provide instructions for and assist in collection of patient specimens; Assist with patient oxygen needs; Demonstrate awareness of pain management including comfort measures; Care for patients when death is imminent; Exhibit knowledge of appropriate postmortem care; Demonstrate knowledge of basic principles of infection control (e.g., standard and transmission precautions); Properly identify, handle, and dispose of hazardous/infectious material; Use appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE); Demonstrate proper handwashing techniques; Identify principles and components of a sterile environment or field; Use appropriate and effective verbal and nonverbal communication skills; Utilize proper communication techniques within the healthcare team; Demonstrate appropriate telephone techniques; Maintain patient care according to documented plan of care (POC); Document, report, and maintain accurate patient information; Communicate with special needs patients; Recognize and identify medical terminology and abbreviations; Assist/perform patient bathing skills; Assist/perform patient grooming skills; Assist/perform patient oral hygiene skills; Assist/perform patient dressing skills; Assist patient with toileting/elimination needs; Assist/perform patient feeding techniques; Assess and assist with patient skin care; Perform various bed making techniques; Recognize and report changes in altered patient mental status; Identify appropriate nurse assistant response to patient’s inappropriate behavior; Identify age-appropriate developmental tasks; Follow established Plan of Care (POC) for behavior management; Utilize the patient’s family and friends as sources of emotional support for the patient; Identify the affects of age, illness, and disability on life experiences; Demonstrate cultural sensitivity; Demonstrate understanding of HIPAA regulations regarding privacy and confidentiality; Recognize and report patient grievance issues; Assist patient participation in group activities and personal independence as appropriate; Provide security and proper care for patient’s personal possessions; Recognize and report signs and symptoms of patient abuse, mistreatment, or neglect; Recognize legal issues involving physical and chemical restraints; Demonstrate awareness of Patient’s Bill of Rights; Assist the patient with ambulating aids (e.g., canes, walkers, braces, crutches, wheelchair, gait belt); Assist/perform patient transfer using mechanical lifts; Assist the patient with assistive devices used with activities of daily living (ADLs); Perform appropriate range of motion (ROM) exercises; Assist with prosthetic devices; Maintain OBRA requirements for Nursing Assisting certification; Identify appropriate scope of practice for Nursing Assistants; Recognize work requirements in the health care industry; Recognize appropriate professional hygiene and appearance for health care workers. Performance Component: Obtain and Record Standard Vital Signs (18%), Apply and Remove Personal Protective Equipment (14%), Demonstrate Wheelchair Assistance (14%), Make an Occupied Bed (20%), and Provide a Modified Bed Bath for an Adult Female Patient (34%).


NOCTI teacher exams assess an individual’s technical knowledge and skills in an online proctored proficiency examination format.  These assessments are used in a large number of states as part of the teacher licensing/certification process as they assess competency in all aspects of a particular industry.

Credit recommendation: 

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Nursing Assisting (9/15) (5/17 revalidation) (5/22 revalidation).