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Certified Nursing Assistant

About the Program

The Certified Nursing Assistant/Home Health Aide program is designed to prepare students for state certification as a Nursing Assistant. Successful completion of the program makes students eligible to take the written and manual skills test for state certification. The rapidly growing need for skilled health personnel provides good employment opportunities for Certified Nursing Assistants and Home Health Aides. Positions are found in general and convalescent hospitals, physicans' offices, private homes, community health agencies and in industry.

Program Requirements


Type: Career

General Education: None

Student Learning Outcomes:

Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to:

  • Describe and provide safe and competent personal care and procedures to clients in a long-term care setting.

  • Apply safety, cleanliness and infection control nursing measures.

  • Utilize professional and therapeutic communication techniques and prepare complete and correct documentation of care delivered.

  • Identify and apply legal and ethical principles related to the role of the nursing assistant and the rights of residents.

  • Describe quality of life issues, common long-term diseases/conditions, and related nursing care and rehabilitation techniques.

  • Describe basic principles of nutrition and types of therapeutic diets.

  • Correctly calculate mathematical problems related to the CNA nursing role and care.

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Laurie Meyer, Chair
(530) 895-2444

Department Office: AHPS 215
(530) 895-2328

Counseling and Advising:
(530) 895-2378

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