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 of 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:
Applying to the Home Health Aide Program
Students are accepted into the IRSC Home Health Aide program each semester.
- Read the Home Health Aide Application Book.
- Complete and submit the IRSC Nursing Application for the Home Health Aide program ($30 fee; keep a copy of your receipt).
Note: If at any time during the application process you have a change in personal information (name change, address, phone number, or emails), submit the changes through MyPioneerPortal and to the School of Nursing at 772-462-7570.
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 25 hours in the clinical setting.