The program is designed to provide the student with the knowledge and skills necessary to perform basic care services for a patient (acute care setting) or resident (long-term care setting). It prepares the student to function in the role of nursing assistant under the supervision of a registered nurse (RN) or licensed vocational nurse (LVN). This program is designed to meet the curriculum requirements of the California Department of Public Health (CDPH).
The basic nursing assistant proficiency examination is the State-approved competency evaluation, with both written and manual skills components. Our program requires the student to complete 60 hours of classroom lecture, perform 107 hours in a clinical setting, and successfully demonstrate 21 manual resident care skills. Satisfactory completion of the course provides eligibility to take the CDPH established competency written examination for State certification as a certified nursing assistant.
The course content is delivered through lectures and instructor demonstrations exposing students to actual nursing procedures and techniques used in the clinic setting. Knowledge evaluation is continuous throughout our program by the use of test and student demonstration related to the course content presented in lecture.
The official Nurse Assistant Certificate will be mailed to successful examinees from the California Department of Health Services upon completion of criminal background check.