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Nurse Assistant Program at Citrus College

At the moment, the Nurse Assistant (CNA) Program at Citrus College is on-hold as it has been impacted by COVID-19 related closures. Due to these developments concerning Coronavirus (COVID-19), the Nurse Assistant (CNA) Program Mandatory Orientation Information Sessions will be taking place via ZOOM until further notice. The program is tentatively projected to resume in Fall 2020 although this could change. Visit our website for updates. Additional information regarding Citrus College's COVID-19 response efforts may be found at or on our social media accounts. You are also encouraged to download the new Citrus Mobile app to receive important notifications.

​​​​​​​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 Nurse Assistant​ Program for mandatory orientation dates and application information.​​

Mandatory Orientation Information Session Schedule

​​​​​​The estimated cost for the course is as follows (as of January 2020):

​​​​​​Enrollment, Class Pass Fee, Health Service Fee, Parking Fee, Student Service Fee, and Student Representative Fee - $351.00
Uniforms, shoes, watch - $120.00
Textbook with companion CD - $68.65
Physical exam, TB screening, influenza immunization (Citrus College Health Center) - $55.00
CPR class - $70.00
Gait belt, BP cuff, stethoscope - $65.00
Competency exam - $100.00
Estimated Total Expenses - $829.65

*All fees are subject to change.
*Course is not financial aid eligible.

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Nurse Assistant Program at Citrus College