Are you interested in a career as a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)? Cerro Coso Community College is offering a Certified Nursing Assistant course this fall that can help you develop the skills necessary to pass the state-mandated test to become a Certified Nurse’s Assistant.
HCRS C055 – Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) will meet with instructor Sharon Aleo, Monday through Thursday from 3:30pm to 8:00pm starting October 4, 2016 at Cerro Coso. Course topics include legal and ethical responsibilities, bedside care, moving and positioning a resident, general observation of a resident’s condition, and responsibilities related to care of the elderly resident. Practical bedside skills are practiced by the student in the nursing skills lab. Students gain experience in a long-term care facility and must pass the course with a grade of “C” or better to be eligible to take the California CNA exam.
Nursing assistants can work in a wide variety of settings: nursing homes, adult day care centers, personal homes, and assisted living facilities. A CNA fulfills basic quality-of-life needs for patients of any age, ethnicity, or gender in residential nursing care facilities or outpatient clinics.
Interested individuals must see a counselor or educational advisor to register for this course. Applications are available online and are best submitted to Counseling before noon on Tuesday, September 20, 2016. Matthew Wanta, Director of Nursing, Sharon Aleo, Instructor, and Jan Moline, Counselor, will hold a CNA Orientation on Tuesday, September 20, 2016, at 6:00pm in East Village Modular 10 to review application packets and complete the Nurse Aid State Application for submission to the state. Students will be informed of uniform requirements and policies and procedures for the clinical component of the course.
Any student not attending Orientation must ensure all paperwork is completed properly and obtain Orientation information from Matthew Wanta, Director of Nursing, prior to Tuesday, October 4, 2016. Any student with an incomplete application the first night of classes may be dropped due to the inability to provide the paperwork needed for approval for Clinical Hours.
No registration is available through Admissions and Records or by using online registration services for this class. Contact the Counseling Department today at 760-384-6219. CNA certification is an excellent preparation for students desiring to pursue a Vocational Nursing or Registered Nursing License.