Nurse Assistant & Home Health Aide
NEW PREREQUISITE FOR NURSE 100:
Beginning with the fall 2019 class, students must complete AH 110 (Medical Language for Health-Care Providers) with a grade of "C" or better prior to taking the Nurse Assistant course.
The application for the fall 2019 Nurse Assistant course will begin in April 2019, which means students applying will need to complete AH 110 during summer or fall 2018. Please see the schedule of classes for current offerings of AH 110.
NURSE ASSISTANT (NURSE 100):
The Fall 2018 application for the Nurse Assistant course is now available. Please see instructions below.
The application is a step-by-step process:
- Complete the application and attach the English Prerequisite for Nurse 100
- Provide medical documents (sent to student when complete application is received)
- Fingerprinting (forms and location sent to student when medical documents are received)
It is important to apply as soon as possible as there are limited seats in the course and it fills up quickly. Therefore, it is equally important to read ALL of the instructions to ensure you provide the proper documents when asked to do so.
If you have specific questions, please email Professor Blaney at firstname.lastname@example.org
HOME HEALTH AIDE (NURSE 101):
The Home Health Aid course will begin in April.
You must either be in the current Nurse Assistant course or already have an active C.N.A. certificate to attend this course. Once you have applied, you will be instructed to provide medical examination and TB test documents (please do not do this before being instructed). In addition, those accepted will be instructed on how to obtain a criminal background check in the form of fingerprints. Again, please do not do this prior to being instructed.
You must be able to attend ALL days of the training to complete the mandated hours set forth by The California Department of Public Health. There can be no absences from the course schedule so you will want to look at the schedule carefully to ensure you can attend all days.
In addition to the tuition for this 2 unit course, you will be expected to purchase the following:
Textbook (available at the ARC Bookstore)
Scrubs, watch, and shoes (specific uniform requirements will be given)
Malpractice Insurance (through the ARC Business Office)
If you have any questions, please email Professor Blaney at email@example.com
For students who are interested in vocational training and who are not necessarily seeking a college degree, we offer two classes:
NURSE 101 - Home Health Aide
The Nurse Assistant and Home Health Aide courses are designed for students who:
- Are seeking employment as an entry level provider
- Are interested in the direct patient care experience
- Desire exposure to a health care environment to access their interest in health care as a career
- Want to prepare for the State of California Department of Health Services Nurse Assistant and/or Home Health Aide Certification
Other Important Gainful Employment Information and Opportunities/Links:
Department of Labor Job Market for Certified Nurse Assistant, Job Titles in Healthcare
California Department of Public Health
NOTE: Certified Nurse Assistant Testing - American River College no longer does testing. Contact Info: Northern California Regional Testing Center, Mission College, 3000 Mission College Blvd., MS 19, Santa Clara, CA 95054 (408) 855-5203, 855-5216