CERTIFIED NURSING ASSISTANT (CNA)
Certified Nursing Assistant/Acute Care Aide – 12 units
This state approved program is the core class of the Nursing Assistant Series and a requirement for entrance into the LVN Program. Certification as a Nursing Assistant is mandatory to work in a long-term care setting, and in most acute care hospitals.
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be qualified to take the State Board examination (written and skills) to become a CNA. Offered spring and fall semesters, day and evening hours.
800 South College Drive Santa Maria,
CONTINUING EDUCATION UNITS (CEUs) MAY BE AVAILABLE FOR POST-CERTIFIED NURSING ASSISTANT (CNA) COURSES:
Certified Home Health Aide (2 weeks) 22 CEUs – 2 units
Students must show proof of current CNA status. This course meets the state mandated course for certification as a home health aide (which is required by Home Health Agencies). The student will provide care for home-bound clients with disabilities, or during convalescence. Training in personal care, meal preparation, and assisting with medications are some of the areas covered.
Restorative Aide (5 weeks, 40 hours) 30 CEUs – 2 units
Must show proof of current CNA status. Prepares the student to work under the direction of a licensed physical therapist or occupational therapist and with the licensed nursing staff to assist patients with exercise to improve or maintain mobility and independence in the patient. Offered: Summer Session
CONTINUING EDUCATION UNITS (CEUs) FOR CERTIFIED NURSING ASSISTANTS
EKG/Monitor Observer – 1.5 units
Must show proof of current CNA , LVN or RN status. Students will receive training as monitor observers in areas such as critical care and emergency dept., where patients receive cardiac monitoring. The student will be able to recognize normal electrical patterns of the heart, and recognize life-threatening abnormal rhythms. Use of the cardiac monitor as a diagnostic and monitoring tool will be covered. Offered: Summer Session.