The Nurse Assistant Program at Citrus College is an eight-week program that prepares 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 $90.
Citrus College offers two eight-week session classes in the spring and fall semesters. Departmental approval is required to enroll in the class. 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. Students will be notified through their Citrus e-mail address as to the status of their paperwork packet as soon as it has been reviewed by the Nurse Assistant Coordinator. Some of the paperwork includes the results of a physical examination, TB skin test, lab tests and a current CPR card for the Health Care Provider. Please review
Admission to the CNA Program.
The approximate cost for the course is as follows (as of 03/09/2015db):
|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)
Gait belt, BP cuff, stethoscope
SKILLS LAB is open for you to practice your NNAAP skills before you take the competency exam.