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Career Certificate
Nursing - Home Health Aide

This Career Certificate is designed for the student who already has their CNA wishing to gain employment in the home care setting. Areas of emphasis will include taking care of patients in the home care setting utilizing skills in basic care, emergency care, communication skills, patient assessment, observation and reporting, with additional emphasis on rehabilitative nursing care, and family relationships. 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 for the 2021-2022 catalog year represents one possible pathway through the program. 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. Additional course descriptions may be found in the College Catalog (in pdf or flipbook format).
CourseUnitsTypically Offered
1st Semester
HS 052 - Home Health Aide Training Course *M1.5
HS 052 - Home Health Aide Training Course (1.5 units)

Prerequisite: HS 050, HS 050L and California State CNA Certification
Corequisite: HS 052L
Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement; MATH 020 or MATH 020C or appropriate placement

This course is designed for students who are Certified Nurse Assistants that wish to learn how to provide personal care in the home care setting for those who are unable to do it for themselves and/or promote the recovery, safety and comfort of the patient. Additional emphasis on rehabilitative nursing care, family relationships and the impact of long-term illness on the family as well as the client will be included. The Home Health Aide training course consists of 27 hours classroom instruction. This course meets title 22 regulations for Home Health Aides training programs. The California Department of Health requires that students must be concurrently enrolled in both HS 052 and HS 052L, and pass both courses together. They cannot be taken individually for credit.

HS 052L - Home Health Aide Training Course Lab *M1.0
HS 052L - Home Health Aide Training Course Lab (1.0 units)

Prerequisite: HS 050, HS 050L, and California State CNA Certification
Corequisite: HS 052

This course is designed for students who are Certified Nurse Assistants that wish to learn how to provide personal care in the home care setting for those who are unable to do it for themselves and/or promote the recovery, safety and comfort of the patient. Additional emphasis on rehabilitative nursing care, family relationships and the impact of long-term illness on the family as well as the client will be included. The Home Health Aide training course consists of 54 hours supervised clinical practice in either the Acute care or Skilled Nursing Facility. This course meets title 22 regulations for Home Health Aides training programs. The California Department of Health requires that students must be concurrently enrolled in both HS 052 and HS 052L, and pass both courses together. They cannot be taken individually for credit.

Total Semester Units:2.5 
Total Units for Nursing - Home Health Aide CC program 2.5 
Notes:
AP exams and courses taken outside of Rio Hondo College may fulfill general education and/or major requirements. Please check with a counselor.
Legend:
M Major course; course may also meet a general education requirement
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Rio Hondo College, serving the communities of El Monte, Pico Rivera, Santa Fe Springs, South El Monte, and Whittier for over 50 years.

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Whittier, CA 90601

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