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Career Certificate
Nursing - Nurse Assistant Pre-Certification Training Course

This Career Certificate is designed for the student wishing to gain employment in the Acute Care, Long-Term Care or Assisted Living settings. Areas of emphasis will include taking care of geriatric patients in a long-term care setting utilizing skills in basic care, emergency care and communication. The student will gain a general core knowledge of entry-level nursing skills through classroom instruction and hands on clinical time.

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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 050 - Nurse Assistant Pre-Certification Training CourseM4.0
HS 050 - Nurse Assistant Pre-Certification Training Course (4.0 units)

Corequisite: HS 050L
Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement; MATH 033 appropriate placement

This entry-level nursing course meets Title 22 regulations for taking care of the geriatric population in a long term care setting, utilizing skills in basic care, emergency care, and communication. The course, which consists of 72 hours of classroom instruction, prepares students to take the California State Certification Exam to become a Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA). After obtaining the state certification, students may find employment in the acute care and/or long-term care settings. The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) requires students must be enrolled in HS 050 and HS 050L concurrently, and pass both courses at the same time; neither course can be taken individually for credit.

HS 050L - Nurse Assistant Pre-Certification Training Course LabM2.5
HS 050L - Nurse Assistant Pre-Certification Training Course Lab (2.5 units)

Corequisite: HS 050

This lab, to be taken at the same time as HS 050 (the Nurse Assistant Pre-Certification Training Course) meets Title 22 regulations for taking care of the geriatric population in a long term care setting, utilizing skills in basic care, emergency care, and communication. The Nurse Assistant Pre-Certification training course lab consists of 135 hours of supervised clinical practice in the classroom lab and long-term care facilities. The course prepares the student to take the California State Certification Exam to become a Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA). After obtaining the state certification, students may find employment in the acute care and/or long-term care settings. The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) requires students must be enrolled in HS 050 and HS 050L concurrently, and pass both courses at the same time; neither course can be taken individually for credit.

Total Semester Units:6.5 
Total Units for Nursing - Nurse Assistant Pre-Certification Training Course CC program 6.5 
Notes:
AP exams and courses taken outside of Rio Hondo College may fulfill general education and/or major requirements. Please check with a counselor.
M Major 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

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