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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

Home Health Aide (4048)

Formerly Home Health Aide (3048)
Course Category: 
NOCTI and NBS proctored test centers throughout the United States.

September 2009 - Present.

Instructional delivery format: 
Proficiency exam
Learner Outcomes: 

Students will be able to: administer first aid for burns, cuts, and bites; respond correctly to falls and seizures; recognize and respond to signs/symptoms of medical emergencies, including choking, heart attack, diabetic emergencies, LOC, CVAs; use JCAHO approved abbreviations and terminology with correct spelling; match physician titles with medical specialty areas; follow plan of care (nursing/client care plan) as written; obtain, record, and report vital signs including weight and pain assessment; report and record orientation and level of consciousness (LOC); observe and report any changes in client condition, along with client and family needs, to the supervisor; demonstrate professional behavior and appearance specific to the home health aide profession; display appropriate work ethics, integrity, and honesty pertaining to the home health aide profession; demonstrate problem solving skills related to home health care; obtain clean specimens for laboratory tests; observe skin for potential or actual breakdowns and report findings; apply and care for clients using anti-embolic hose and pneumatics; assist with prosthetics, walkers, wheelchairs, and other Durable Medical Equipment (DME); provide wound care according to the care plan; provide safe-temperature hot/cold treatment assistance according to the care plan; perform active and passive range of motion (ROM) exercises; provide care based on cultural and spiritual diversity and human dignity; assist client with coughing and deep breathing exercises according to the care plan; demonstrate safe/appropriate handwashing techniques, including hand sanitizers; identify and report potential safety hazards; apply appropriate fire safety guidelines; identify and use appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE); apply universal/standard precautions; describe OSHA requirements; follow protocol for personal safety; complete documentation (e.g., incident reports) in a timely manner according to JCAHO guidelines; assist with meal planning, shopping, and food preparation according to cultural needs and the care plan; measure/record client intake and output; describe special and therapeutic diets used with RN direction; assist client with meeting nutritional needs; provide care and assistance with elimination needs (toileting, incontinence, enema, ostomy care, bowel/bladder; training program, catheter care); follow procedures for client positioning and body alignments; identify and safely operate hospital or other specialty beds; use safe client transfer using various assistive devices; assist ambulatory client with walking; demonstrate proper body mechanics for client and health care workers; make occupied and unoccupied beds; give a complete and/or partial bed bath; administer bed, tub, and shower shampoo; provide foot and nail care; provide (or assist with) oral hygiene and/or denture care; assist clients with activities of daily living (ADLs); provide skin care, including perineal care; clean client environment appropriately; report unsanitary conditions within the home; assist clients and families with sanitary environmental practices; provide care appropriate to developmental needs of children according to the care plan; report and document suspected child abuse/neglect to appropriate authorities; follow prescribed medication plan; report known adverse reactions; report non-compliance or deviation from medication plan; store medications correctly/safely; support client's right of choice; support traditional and non-traditional family structures; maintain confidentiality and client privacy according to HIPAA requirements; support client's right to lodge complaints; describe the JCAHO approved use of restraints as directed by the care plan; report and document suspected client abuse/neglect to appropriate authorities. Performance Component: Obtain and Record Vital Signs (15%), Therapeutic Diet Meal Planning (6%), Bathing and Personal Care of Adult (37%), Occupied Bedmaking (21%), First Aid for Bleeding (8%), and Transfer Client from Bed to Wheelchair (13%).


NOCTI and NBS exams assess individuals' end-of-program knowledge and skills in an online proctored proficiency examination format. In addition, some programs administer a NOCTI/NBS performance component test to assess application of skills.

Credit recommendation: 

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Home Health Aide (5/12) (5/17 revalidation) (12/21 revalidation). NOTE: An additional 1-2 credits may be awarded based on successful completion of the Performance Component when given in conjunction with the written proficiency examination.