Why choose this program?
The Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) role is considered an essential critical healthcare occupation. Employment is expected to increase by 13% between 2019 and 2024, with 1156 open jobs over the five years. The demand before the pandemic was over 200 CNAs per year yet there were 89 awards offered by community colleges from 2017-2020 (Centers of Excellence, October 2020). The pandemic has significantly increased the need for CNAs in the Inland Empire. Students who successfully complete the Nursing Assistant course will be eligible to take the state exam to become certified. Once certified, they are eligible for full-time positions with benefits in long-term care, skilled nursing facilities, home care, assisted living and hospitals.
What will I experience?
- Learn skills to demonstrate safe and competent resident care.
- Apply principles of effective infection control, safety, and communication skills.
- Demonstrate techniques to promote dignity and promote independence.
- Apply the concepts learned in the program to successfully pass the state CNA certification exam.
This program offers training in 9 weeks on evenings and weekends. Course includes three co-requisite courses, lecture, clinical and a skills lab. Successful completion of all courses is required to finish this program. Graduates of this program are eligible to take the state certification examination administered by the National Nurse Aide Assessment Program (NNAAP) to earn their certificate as a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA).