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Nurse Assistant and Home Health Aide

Nurse Assistant

The Nurse Assistant course prepares you to take the Nurse Assistant certification examination. The course will prepare you to give basic nursing care in health care facilities. Instruction includes both classroom and clinical training with an emphasis on the philosophy of nursing, patient care procedures, safety, infection control, rehabilitative patient care, and communication within the healthcare team.  Students must meet the minimum training hours in theory and clinical instruction. The course meets the requirements of the California Department of Public Health for employment in long-term health care facilities.

Home Health Aide

The Home Health Aide course prepares the Certified Nurse Assistant to become a Certified Home Health Aide. This course allows the home health aide to function as an entry-level worker on a health care team in a home health agency. Instruction includes both classroom and clinical training with an emphasis on the role of the home health aide, personal care service, nutrition, and care task in the home setting.  Students must meet minimum training hours in theory and clinical instruction. The course meets the requirements of the California Department of Public Health.

 

Duration

18 weeks

Class Schedule

Monday - Thursday, 5:00 - 8:15 PM

Cost

$500 + Fingerprinting and Home Health Aide textbook

Note

Due to the limited size of the class, there is a selection process in order to enroll in the Nurse Assistant program. All prospective students must take a placement exam. Students who successfully pass the entrance exam will be notified by mail.


2019 - 2020 School Year Placement Testing and Class Start Schedule

Placement testing begins at 8:00 AM.

 

NEW!!! You must PRE-REGISTER for the Orientation and Placement Test (OPT) session. Click on the link (embedded in the date text below) associated with the testing session date to register for the CNA OPT sessions. You may only register for one testing session. Only PRE-REGISTERED test candidates will be admitted to the Orientation and Placement Test session. When the testing session is full, the links will be removed.

 

Term

Placement Testing Dates

Class Start Date

Fall

Monday,
August 26, 2019,
5:00 PM

Spring

  • Tuesday, January 14, 2020
  • Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Tuesday,
February 11, 2020,
5:00 PM

 

Placement Test Location:

NEW LOCATION! → 11277 Atlantic Ave, Lynwood, CA 90262

What to Bring on Test Day:

  • Government Issued Identification
  • #2 Pencil
  • Self-Addressed Stamped Envelope

Parking:

Parking is available in the parking lot.

 

Click here to read the summary guide about Nurse Assistants on the State of California's Employment Development Department's website.

 

Click here to read more about Nurse Assistants on the United States Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook website.

 

UPDATED: 06/12/2019; ERB