Prerequisite: HS 050, HS 050L, and California State CNA Certification
Corequisite: HS 051Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate assessment; READ 043 or appropriate assessment
This course is designed for students who are Certified Nurse Assistants that wish to learn the basic nursing skills and duties in the acute care hospital setting with additional emphasis on the specialized acute care areas such as medical/surgical, orthopedics, pediatrics and obstetrics. The Certified Nurse Assistant Acute Care course lab consists of 81 hours of clinical practice alongside a clinical employed CNA in an acute care facility with faculty daily/weekly monitoring. This course includes communication, patient observation, reporting and recording training as well as reinforcement of Certified Nurse Assistant basic-care procedures. The Health Science and Nursing Division require that students must be concurrently enrolled in both HS 051 and HS 051L, and pass both courses together. They cannot be taken individually for credit.
Rio Hondo College, serving the communities of El Monte, Pico Rivera, Santa Fe Springs, South El Monte, and Whittier for over 50 years.
Rio Hondo College
3600 Workman Mill Road
Whittier, CA 90601
Phone: (562) 692-0921