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Career Certificate
Nursing - Certified Nurse Assistant Acute Care

This Career Certificate is designed for the student who already has their CNA Certificate wishing to gain employment in the Acute Care Hospital setting. Areas of emphasis will include taking care of patients in the acute care setting utilizing skills in basic care, emergency care, communication skills, patient assessment, observation and reporting, with additional emphasis on the specialized acute care areas such as medical/surgical/orthopedics, pediatrics and obstetrics. Students will gain general core knowledge of entry-level nursing skills through classroom instruction and hands on clinical time.

Please contact the Student Success Team for this program if you have any questions.

Sample Education Plan

This sample education plan represents one possible pathway through the program. Be advised that each university (UC, CSU, private, and others) has their own transfer requirements. Please see a counselor to create an education plan that is customized to meet your needs. Map is for reference only for the 2020-2021 catalog year. Please refer to the College Catalog (in pdf or flipbook format) for additional course descriptions.
CourseUnitsTypically Offered
1st Semester
HS 051 - Certified Nurse Assistant Acute Care Training Course *M1.5
HS 051 - Certified Nurse Assistant Acute Care Training Course (1.5 units)

Prerequisite: HS 050, HS 050L, and California State CNA Certification
Corequisite: HS 051L
Advisory: 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 Training Course consists of 27 hours of lecture content. This course includes communication, patient observation skills, reporting and recording training as well as reinforcement of Certified Nurse Assistant basic-care procedures. The Division of Health Science and Nursing requires 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.

HS 051L - Certified Nurse Assistant Acute Care Training Course Lab *M1.5
HS 051L - Certified Nurse Assistant Acute Care Training Course Lab (1.5 units)

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.

Total Semester Units:3.0 
Total Units for Nursing - Certified Nurse Assistant Acute Care CC program 3.0 
Notes:
*Prerequisite is California State CNA Certification
MMajor course; course may also meet a general education requirement
† Some classes may have higher units.
** this course has prerequisite, please click on course name to view.
GE = General Education Course. Some of these courses also meet degree requirements. Please see a counselor to find out which ones meet both the general education and degree requirement
M = Major Course
EL = Elective Course
   

Program Learning Outcomes

Gainful Employment Disclosures

  • This program is designed to be completed in ______
  • This program will cost $______ if completed within normal time (including books, materials, and additional fees). There may be additional costs for living expenses. These costs were accurate at the time of posting, but are subject to change.
  • Of the students who completed this program within normal time, the typical graduate leaves with $0* of debt. *Fewer than 10 students completed this program within normal time. This number has been withheld to preserve the confidentiality of the students.
  • License Requirements. This program qualifies students to sit for licensure exam in California.

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