Nurse Assistant Pre Certification


  • CTE Sector: Health Science and Medical Technology
  • CTE Pathway: Patient Care
  • Located at: California, El Rancho
  • Recommended Prerequisite: Approval to enroll is required. Medical Core. Prior to Clinical Training: Social Security card, negative TB tests (2), flu vaccination, health exam form, clear background history (no convictions).

Course Description

Ths course is designed to train students in basic nursing skills through both classroom instruction and supervised clinical experience. Prepares students for entry-level nursing assisting employment in long term and acute care facilities, as well as home health agencies. Presents fundamentals of resident care, nursing skills, communication skills, disease organisms, basic anatomy/physiology, nutrition and diet therapy, specialty nursing, and preparation for employment. Successful completion of the Nurse Assistant – Long Term Care course enables the student to apply to take the competency test for state certification.

The Nursing Assistant course prepares students to take the California Department of Public Health State Exam. Students will learn patient care, infection control, observation, and communication skills with an emphasis on caring for the geriatric resident in a long-term care facility. Integrated throughout the course are career preparation standards that include basic academic skills, interpersonal skills, problem solving, safety, and technology. Clinical site training is a requirement of this class and is available to eligible students.

Integrated throughout the course are standards for Career Ready Practice and Academic Content Standards which include: appropriate technical skills and academic knowledge; communication skills; career planning; applied technology; critical thinking and problem solving; personal health and financial literacy; citizenship, integrity, ethical leadership and effective management; work productively while integrating cultural and global competence; creativity and innovation; reliable research strategies, and environment, social and economic impacts of decisions.