Nursing Assistant

The Nurse Assistant Program prepares students to learn necessary theory and skills needed to provide basic nursing care for residents in a long-term care facility. Basic principles are combined with clinical practice in a long -term care facility. Upon successful completion of NRS 101 Nurse Assistant, students become eligible to take the California Nurse Assistant examination for Certification and students who are certified by the California Department of Public Health qualifies to enter for Home Health Aide course. The program meets the training requirements of the California Department of Public Health (CDPH). NRS 102 Home Health Aide prepares an active Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) to provide safe and appropriate health care services to clients in a home or assisted living environment.

Faculty

NameOffice Room NumberPhoneEmail
Dhillon, Dalvir PC 211626-914-8722ddhillon@citruscollege.edu

Contact Information

Division
Natural, Physical and Health Sciences
Dean
Salima Allahbachayo (Health Sciences Director)
Administrative Secretary
Stefanie Fuentes
Division Office
PC 204
Division Phone Number
626-914-8720

This discipline prepares students to do the following:

  • Communicate in English verbally and in writing using appropriate medical terminology.
  • Collect, calculate and interpret observations.
  • Develop problem-solving skills and make appropriate decisions regarding a variety of situations.
  • Provide culturally specific healthcare to all people.
  • Develop the ability to use and adapt to current technologies used in the healthcare setting.
  • Provide patient care that falls within the scope of practice as set forth by the California Department of Health Services.

NRS 101
Nurse Assistant
5 Units (AA/AS)
63 lecture hours, 101 lab hours

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Strongly recommended: ENGL 101.

Provision of basic nursing care to residents in a long-term care facility. Upon successful completion of this course, students become eligible to sit for the nurse assistant competency exam for certification.

NRS 102
Home Health Aide
1 Unit (AA/AS)
20 lecture hours, 20 lab hours

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Prerequisite(s): Proof of original, current, active CNA certificate issued by the California Department of Public Health and Services, and Health Sciences Department approval.

Prepares an active Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) to provide safe and appropriate health care services to clients in a home or assisted living environment.

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