NURSING - CERTIFIED NURSING ASSISTANT (5 Units) ( Official )
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Program Type: Occupational Skills Certificate

Division: School of Health Sciences

Program Description:
The Certified Nursing Assistant course provides the student with the necessary skills to seek employment in long-term care facilities as Certified Nursing Assistants. Emphasis is on basic principles of nursing, development and application of nursing skills in long-term care facilities.

Upon completion of the Certified Nursing Assistant course the student will receive a Certificate of Course Completion and is eligible to take the State of California Department of Health Services written and practical examination to obtain a certificate as a Certified Nursing Assistant.

A grade of C or better must be achieved to receive the Certificate of Course Completion.

Selection of Students:

CANDIDATES MUST SUBMIT WRITTEN APPLICATION IN THE NURSING DIVISION AND WILL BE SELECTED AND PRIORITIZED IN THE FOLLOWING ORDER:


1. Students who have been accepted into the Vocational Nursing program.
2. Students accepted into Registered Nursing program (Fall semester).
3. Vocational Nursing program applicants who have not been admitted into the program.
4. Applicants for CNA only.

Prerequisites:

Completion of 10th grade in high school
Minimum age of 16
Valid AHA CPR/Basic Life Support Card, Course-C

Effective: Summer 2008

Program Outcomes:

The PCC Nursing Program's outcomes reflect standards of competency as delineated by the California State Boards of Nursing and the Department of Health Services.

SLO's are synthesized in all courses as noted:

CNA students will demonstrate safe and effective basic procedural skills with emphasis on elderly patients. (Nurs 103)

Required Units in the Major:    5

Required Courses
  NURS 103 - NURSING ASSISTANT (5.0 units)

Required Electives (0 Units)

None

Recommended Electives

None