Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)
This Nursing Assistant program provides classroom and supervised clinical training in the basic fundamentals of safe and knowledgeable care giving. Nursing procedures such as taking vital signs; positioning; bathing; dressing and other personal care; and when/what to report to the nurse will be covered in the classroom. Application of these procedures and skills will be practiced in the clinical setting. Adult CPR training and job assistance services are included in the course. Integrated Academic sessions are an integral part of the training, incorporating basic skills in medical vocabulary and math relevant to the nurse field.
This program is focused on preparing students for the California State Nurse Assistant Competency Evaluation Testing Program as well as providing job skills and developing attitudes and behaviors necessary for competent caregivers. After successful completion of the state examination, the graduate
is a Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) as defined by state and federal laws under OBRA 1987. Certified Nurse Assistant may obtain employment in hospitals, long-term care facilities (nursing homes), care homes, private homes, adult day care and clinics.