Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)

CNA 20

CERTIFIED NURING ASSISTANT (CNA)

5.5 UNITS

Grade Only

Recommended Preparation: RDG 56 or the equivalent skill level as determined by the Southwestern College Reading Assessment or equivalent.

Corequisite: CNA 20L.

Lecture 5.50 hours

Offered: ALL

Provides entry-level skills for bedside patient care, enhances awareness of career opportunities in healthcare, and promotes quality of patient care. Provides theory and practical application of skills needed to function as a CNA in a long-term care facility. [ND]

CNA 20L

CERTIFIED NURSING ASSISTANT LAB

3 UNITS

Pass/No Pass Only

Fee: $15

Corequisite: CNA 20.

Laboratory 9 hours

Offered: ALL

Functions as the companion laboratory class for CNA 20. Emphasizes long-term care nursing experiences in clinical settings. [ND]

CNA 21

ACUTE CARE NURSING ASSISTANT

3 UNITS

Grade Only

Recommended Preparation: RDG 56 or the equivalent skill level as determined by the Southwestern College Reading Assessment or equivalent.

Prerequisite: CNA 20 or equivalent.

Corequisite: CNA 21L.

Lecture 3 hours

Offered: ALL

Prepares the long-term care nursing assistant to function in the acute care setting. Follows the California state approved Acute Care Nurse Assistant model curriculum. Includes disease processes of various body systems, surgical procedures, related treatments, and responsibilities of the acute care CNA. [ND]

CNA 21L

ACUTE CARE NURSING ASSISTANT LAB

1 UNIT

Pass/No Pass Only

Fee: $12

Corequisite: CNA 21.

Laboratory 3 hours

Offered: ALL

Provides companion clinical experience for CNA 21. Emphasizes care of the patient in acute care medical-surgical, orthopedic, rehab, cardiac, and pediatric settings. [ND]