The Nurse Assistant Program at Citrus College offers two eight-week session classes in the fall and spring semesters that prepare students for employment in long-term care facilities. The nurse assistant is an important member of the health care team who provides direct care to patients under the supervision of a licensed nurse.

Upon successful completion of this course, students are eligible to take the examination for California Nurse Assistant Certification offered by an approved state testing agency for a fee. The Regional Testing Center or the American Red Cross are qualified agencies that will administer the competency exam for a fee of $100.

Departmental approval is required to enroll in the class. Students must attend a mandatory orientation to receive the application and further program information. Students must submit all of the required paperwork to the Health Sciences Office in PC 204 before being considered for enrollment.

Department approval is provided to the first 15-30 students who have submitted completed copies of the required paperwork. Some of the paperwork includes the results of a physical examination, TB skin test, lab tests and a current CPR card for the BLS Provider. Please review Admission to the CNA Program for mandatory orientation dates and application information.

The approximate cost for the course is as follows (as of 10/07/2015):

Enrollment, Health Service Fee, Parking Fee, Student Service Fee
Uniforms, shoes, watch
Textbook with companion CD
Physical exam, TB skin test, labs (Citrus College Health Center)
CPR class
Gait belt, BP cuff, stethoscope
Competency Exam

Approximate Total

$315.00
$120.00
$55.00
$260.00
$70.00
$65.00
$100.00

$985.00