NRSA 0003. Precertification Nursing Assistant Training

Units: 5.5
Prerequisite: Completion of ENGL 50 and ENGL A, or ENGL N, with grades of "C" or better or placement by matriculation assessment process; or completion of ESL 540W, 540R, 25G, and 25L with grades of "C" or better, or placement by ESL matriculation assessment process
Hours: 189 (54 lecture, 135 laboratory)
Introduction to nursing practice based on the humanistic philosophy of Abraham Maslow. Includes basic skills necessary to assist in satisfying the patient's physical, psychological, social, and cultural needs. Students must be fingerprinted and submit documentation related to received conviction; certification may be denied. Students must meet regulatory requirements for class attendance, health clearance, background check clearance, and valid social security number to participate in the course. Upon successful completion, students are eligible to take the State of California Certification Examination to become a Nursing Assistant qualified for employment in an acute or long-term health care facility. Testing and certification fees are required. (letter grade only) (not transferable)