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Nursing Assistant Program (CNA)

This 150-hour course (spread over 4 weeks) will train you to provoke quality care to residents in nursing homes, and more.
Upon successfully completing the course you will qualify to take the State Competency Exam to become a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA). The course prepares students to seek employment in various health care settings, skilled nursing facilities like: hospice care, board & care/retirement, hospice and day care for the seniors.

Program Objective:
Nursing assistants perform routine tasks under the direction of nursing and other medical staff. Some duties include: patient calls, meal service, patient sanitation and skin care, monitor vitals and assist with mobility. NA's will be responsible to escort patients to examinations &/or operation preparation, while observing physical, emotional and mental conditions; reporting changes to the appropriate nursing/medical staff.

Home Health Aide (HHA)
HHA course consists of 40 hours minimum of curriculum (20 hours clinical). Upon successfully completing the course (cumulative grade average of 80% and "pass" all clinical hours), and have passed the State Competency Exam to be a CNA, students will be awarded a certificate of completion. In addition, students will also receive the HHA license from CDPH. The intent of the curriculum is to build upon the knowledge, skill and ability that individuals possess as Nurse Assistants, along with completion of 150 hours Nurse Aide Training Program and certification.

Program Objective:
  • Explain how to create a safe environment for the HHA and the patient by identifying & describing OSHA regulations & other safety requirements.
  • Identify & describe proper communication skills with patients, families, and healthcare providers and/or insurance company.
  • Describe duties/ responsibilities for patients with a focus on identifying concerns for specific populations.
  • Identifying credible sources of dietary information and describe how to plan, purchase, store, and serve food to patients with different dietary restrictions and health concerns.
  • Identify and describe specific care regimens performed by the home health aide.
  • Identify and describe exercises designed to help patients gain & maintain strength and flexibility.
  • Explain how to take & record vital signs along with collection of bodily specimens for testing.
  • Describe the role of the HHA, outline the responsibilities involved in caring for home-bound patients, and differentiate the HHA's role from other care providers.

Clock Hours: 40 Days: 5

Program Delivery: Residential

Restorative Nurse Assistant (RNA)
Upon completion of lectures, discussions and assigned reading, and the program the student will achieve the following objectives as well as a Certificate of Completion from CET-Nursing.

Program Objectives
  • Identify qualities such as, being patient, respectful, etc. which is required as a Nurse Assistant to work in a long-term care facility.
  • Describe areas of responsibilities and give examples.
  • Provide a safe environment & meet the patient's needs through activities such as feeding, bathing & dressing as well as toileting.
  • Meet the pyscho-social needs of the long-term residents with normal function and cognitive challenges.
  • Identify ways to prevent or control the spread of infection.
  • Identify residents' rights and appropriate procedures for abuse prevention and reporting.
Clock Hours: 16 Days 2
Program Delivery: Residential