NAT Skills Competencies List

University of Louisville School of Nursing Skills Validation Process and Expectation

Below is a partial list of skills that are taught in Medicaid-approved CNA programs. Students will be asked to demonstrate competencies during the Pre-Immersion Program (PIP) from the skills list below.

Mandatory skills:

  • Hand Hygiene
  • Provide for environmental safety
  • Report unsafe conditions to appropriate person
  • Vital signs
  • Introducing and communicating with patients
  • Donning/Doffing PPE

Potential skills (random assignment of two skills):

  • Complete Bed Bath
  • Occupied Bed Making
  • Male or Female Pericare
  • Ambulation with Gait Belt
  • Assist with Oxygen Delivery
  • Assist with Bedpan
  • Assist with Urinal
  • Apply Elastic Stockings
  • Range of Motion