Certificate of Completion (non-credit)
The Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) program provides students with the knowledge and the skills required to provide basic nursing care skills and learn effective communication for understanding psychosocial/cultural differences of patients. This program focuses on the role of the Certified Nursing Assistant including: safety precautions, emergency procedures, infection control and prevention, client rights to recognize and report abuse and neglect, activities of daily living, personal hygiene, nutrition, safe food handling, body mechanics, and transferring patients. This program also prepares students to take the examination for the Certified Nursing Assistant issued by the California State Department of Health Services. Certification as a Nurse Assistant prepares students for employment in acute and long term and skilled health care facilities, residences, and medical offices. This program requires participants to obtain an American Heart Association Basic Life Support (AHA BLS) provider card, complete a criminal background check and fingerprinting.