Nursing Assistant and Home Health Aide Training Program
The Nurse Assistant Training and Assessment Program was developed to prepare the nurse assistant for certification by the State of California as an entry-level worker on a health care team in a long-term care facility.
The curriculum is structured to provide theory and practical application on skills needed to function as a nurse assistant.
The Home Health Aide Training Program was developed following California Department of Public Health (CDPH) guidelines for the education of nurse assistants to become certified home health aides. This certification allows the home health aide to function as an entry-level worker on a health care team in a home health agency.
The curriculum is structured to provide theory and practical application of knowledge and skill needed to function as a home health aide. This curriculum meets Federal and State training regulations.
The intent of the program is threefold: To promote quality of care in the long-term care or home health care setting, to provide entry-level skills for employment as a nurse assistant or home health aide, and to expand the role of the CNA as a paraprofessional.
The 210 hour combined Program is taught:
Monday - Friday
Theory: 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Lab: 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Clinical 6:00 AM - 3:30 PM *
* Clinical hours vary per clinical training site and Program
The course is designed for candidates seeking nurse assistant certification in California. This four part curriculum meets all federal and State training requirements.
Nurse Assistant Theory and Lab
Quarter Credit Units: 6.00
This California State approved NATAP Curriculum provides 51 hours of theory and 18 hours lab skills training. Curriculum content include: Introduction to Nurse Assistant, Patient Rights, Communication Skills, Safe Environment, Body Mechanics, Principles of Asepsis, Observation and Charting, Resident Care Skills, Resident Care Procedures, Vital Signs, Rehabilitation and Restorative Care, Emergency Procedures, Death and Dying, Nutrition, Weights and Measures, and Long Term-Care Resident.
Nurse Assistant Clinical
Quarter Credit Units: 3.37
The California State approved program provides 101 clinical hours of supervised clinical skills training in a Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF).
Home Health Aide Theory
Quarter Credit Units: 2.00
This California State approved Home Health Aide Curriculum provides 20 hours of theory that include: Introduction to Aide and Agency Role, Interpretation of Medical and Social Needs of Clients, Personal Care Services, Nutrition, and Cleaning and Care Tasks in the Home.
Home Health Aide Clinical:
Quarter Credit Units: .67
The California State approved program provides 20 clinical hours of supervised clinical skills training in a Long Term Care Facility or Assisted Living Facility.
Final course emphasis is geared towards preparing the students for taking the National Nurse Aide Assessment Program (NNAAP) Examination (Californian Certification Exam for Nurse Assistants).