Home Health Aide
Home healthcare entails multiple types of healthcare services entering private residences to support patient’s needs. The Home Health Aide program introduces students to the topics and skills relevant to providing patient care assistance in the home care setting.
In this program, students will be familiarized with the responsibilities of the Home Health Aide, and gain an understanding of basic human needs, personal health, observation, record keeping, nutrition, household management, safety and maintenance of activities of daily living.
Once You Complete the Program
Completers of Home Health Aide program find positions where they are part of the healthcare team that assists patients in regaining their independence.
Students must be 18 years or age or older at the completion of the course, and complete all of the admissions requirements defined below.
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Free information sessions are held periodically throughout the year. Upcoming sessions:
- 08/19/2021 - ONLINE: Nursing/LPN/RN/NA Information Session
- 09/16/2021 - ONLINE: Nursing/LPN/RN/NA Information Session
- 10/21/2021 - ONLINE: Nursing/LPN/RN/NA Information Session
- 11/18/2021 - ONLINE: Nursing/LPN/RN/NA Information Session
Applying to the Home Health Aide Program
Students are accepted into the IRSC Home Health Aide program each semester.
Google Chrome is the preferred web browser to use when completing your applications.
- Current/returning students: Log into MyPioneerPortal with your IRSC RiverMail address and your password. Login to confirm that your IRSC admissions (transcripts, residency, New Student orientation and holds) are completed prior to the application deadline date.
- New students: complete the IRSC Online Application for Admission.
- On the Admission Application Instructions webpage, click on the blue SIGN IN button.
- If you have not submitted a health science application for the 2020-2021 school year (July 2020 to
present), you will need to select Create Account at the bottom of the Sign In box.
- You will need to check your email for the address provided to verify the account before signing in. Please check both the junk/spam and inbox folders for this email. The email will be from IRSC Workday.
- Once you have clicked on the link or copied and pasted it in a new web browser, sign in to the Health Science Application Portal.
- If you have submitted a health science application for the 2020-2021 school year (July 2020 to present), sign in using the email address provided when you created the account (this will NOT be your RiverMail or Pioneer Portal sign in).
- On the Admissions Application Instruction webpage, select Nursing Career Training Application.
- Click Start New Application.
- Once you complete all of the questions, select Pay Now in blue to submit the $30 application fee.
- A new screen will open to enter you payment information. SAVE YOUR RECEIPT.
Go back to the application screen (in a different tab/window) and click the blue NEXT button. Check the box next to the acknowledgement and click on the blue SUBMIT button.
To complete an in-progress application, return to the Health Sciences (Nursing) Admissions Application site and sign into your account using the Sign In Button at the top right corner of the page with the credentials you created when you submitted your application. Once you’re signed in, select the application type of the application you started under Admissions on the right. You’ll see your in-progress application under Your Applications with a status of Not Submitted. Click on the link to complete it.
To review your application status, return to the Health Sciences (Nursing) Admissions Application site and sign into your account using the Sign In Button at the top right corner of the page with the credentials you created when you submitted your application. Once you’re signed in, select the application type of the application you started under Admissions on the right. You’ll see your submitted application under Your Applications – click on it to see actions required.
The Home Health Aide Program meets the educational requirements for the Florida Department of Education Curriculum Framework in the state of Florida. If you are a student who may choose to reside outside of Florida, Indian River State College cannot confirm whether this degree program meets educational requirements for work and certification in your state. Please contact the board of nursing in your state to determine whether this degree will meet their certification requirements.
Additional Program Information
This is a national organization which supplements and complements the health occupations education curriculum. HOSA provides students in secondary, postsecondary and collegiate programs with opportunities to develop personal, leadership and career skills needed by healthcare providers. HOSA helps develop the total person, not just job-specific skills. The rapidly changing healthcare system needs workers who are technically skilled, people-oriented and capable of accepting leadership positions as a member of a team. Learn more.
Academic Plan/Guided Pathway for Home Health AideTo view and print an Academic Plan/Guided Pathway, double-click on the program title. For course descriptions, see the College Catalog.
Academic Plans/Guided Pathways are recommended sequences of courses and prerequisites needed to complete your degree. It is a general suggestion for when to take your courses; it is not a course schedule. Students should meet with their advisors to make appropriate course selections. The Academic Plans/Guided Pathways listed below are for the current academic year. Students should consult with their advisors for plan requirements specific to their academic year.
Students enrolled in the Home Health Aide Career Training program build increasingly sophisticated skills in a 75-hour program, with 40 hours in the clinical setting.