Certified Nursing Assistant – Occupational Skills Certificate

Top Code: 1230.30

The Certified Nursing Assistant program provides the student with the necessary skills to seek employment in long-term care facilities as a Certified Nurse Assistant. Emphasis is on principles of nursing concepts and the application of nursing skills essential to the function of a certified nurse assistant in long-term care facilities. Students must provide their transportation to off-campus sites. A selected uniform, nursing shoes, and medical instruments (i.e., stethoscope)  are required for program participation.

Upon completion of the Certified Nurse Assistant course, the student will receive the Occupational Skills Certificate of Certified Nurse Assistant Program and be eligible to take the certification exam from the California Department of Public Health to obtain a certificate as a Certified Nurse Assistant.

Pass or no pass grading. A passing grade must be achieved to receive the Occupational Skills Certificate of Certified Nurse Assistant Program.

Selection of Students:

CANDIDATES MUST SUBMIT WRITTEN APPLICATION IN THE NURSING DIVISION AND WILL BE SELECTED AND PRIORITIZED IN THE FOLLOWING ORDER:

  1. Students who have been accepted into the Vocational Nursing program.
  2. Students accepted into the Registered Nursing program (Fall semester).
  3. Vocational Nursing program applicants who have not been admitted into the program.
  4. Applicants for CNA only.
Prerequisites:

Completion of 10th grade in high school
Minimum age of 16
Valid AHA CPR/Basic Life Support Card, Course-C

The PCC Nursing Program's outcomes reflect standards of competency as delineated by the California State Boards of Nursing and the California Department of Public Health.

A grade of C or better must be achieved to receive the Occupational Skills Certificate.

Program Outcomes

  1. Apply the principles of nursing concepts and skills essential to the function of a certified nurse assistant in the direct care of patients in the healthcare setting.
  2. Demonstrate safe and competent care within the scope of certified nurse assistant practice, utilizing the characteristics of professional and ethical behavior and attitude.
  3. Use effective communication techniques with patients, families, and healthcare members within the context of the healthcare environment.
  4. Employ the compassionate nursing care based on respect for patient's preference, values, and needs in a culturally diverse healthcare setting.

Certified Nursing Assistant Curriculum

Required course for the Occupational Skills Certificate

NURS 103NURSING ASSISTANT6