The Need for Allied Health Professionals
The National Center for Workforce Analysis reports that more than 50% of states reported shortages of allied health personnel and California ranks 48th among states in per capital health services employment. This will get worse as the total population of California grows 39% through 2020 and the over 65 population grows 58%. The Nurse Assistant and Geriatric Care Technician Programs are designed to fill the employment gap of caregivers working with the elderly.
Certified Nurse Assistant/Nurse Aide Course
This course prepares the student to be a beginning health care worker in the long term care facility, acute care setting, and the home care setting. Emphasis is given to safety principles, infection control, methods for providing physical care, and emotional and social support. Our 5 weeks Nurse Aide Program is a 16-unit module course that consists of theory and principles supplemented with clinical instruction and bedside patient care application under the guidelines of the federal and state requirements. Students will learn how to perform nursing roles and responsibilities, handle legal and ethical nursing issues, comprehend the healthcare delivery system, communicate effectively, be prepared for emergency situations, and build fundamental nursing skills. This course prepares the student to be a beginning health care worker in the long term care facility, acute care setting, and the home care setting. Emphasis is given to safety principles, infection control, methods for providing physical care, and emotional and social support. The course consists of lecture and clinical experiences. Upon successful completion of the course, the student is eligible to sit for the State of California certification examination. The application for certification requires fingerprinting and a background check. Applicants who have been convicted of a criminal offense may not be eligible for certification. Please contact our office or visit the certification requirements online at http://www.dhs.ca.gov/lnc/cert/Training.htm.
Students must attend all sessions of clinical and classroom theories to be eligible for program completion and to sit for State certification examination.
(Total: 154 hours)
Upon meeting the clinical hours and academic requirements for the CNA program, students are eligible to sit for the State of California Certifying Examination. Students must have a valid photo identification (i.e. drivers license, state ID card or passport AND an original social security card), to sit for the examination.
Any questions a student may have regarding this Enrollment Agreement that have not been satisfactorily answered by the institution may be directed to the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education at 2535 Capitol Oaks Drive, Suite 400, Sacramento, CA 95833, www.bppe.ca.gov, toll-free telephone number (888) 370-7589 or by fax (916) 263-1897. A student or any member of the public may file a complaint about this institution with the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education by calling (888) 370-7589 toll free or by completing a complaint form, which can be obtained on the bureau’s internet web site www.bppe.ca.gov.