Nurse Assistant Training

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Nursing Assistant Training (Red Cross CNA)

Call (530) 673-1460 for information & to register

During Red Cross CNA training, students learn nursing skills, including: taking and recording the patient's blood pressure, temperature, pulse rate, and respirations. Students assist residents with the activities of daily living, including bathing and hygiene, using the toilet, and exercise. Students apply safe and correct techniques to assist patients with moving, walking, and positioning; recording vital information on specific medical forms and bedside charts, and responding properly to emergencies.


Program Overview

This 160-hour course trains students to provide quality care to residents in nursing homes. Upon successful completion of the course, students will qualify to take the state competency exam to be a Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA).

The goal of the Nurse Assistant Training Course is to prepare the nurse assistant for state certification and to function as an efficient, knowledgeable and safe CNA.

    The course has two components:

  • 60 hours of theory/lab work conducted in the classroom and
  • 100 hours of supervised clinical training at an accredited and state-approved long term care facility.

The course uses American Red Cross curriculum and is taught by licensed nurses approved by the Department of Health Services.

The instructors deliver the course content through lectures, demonstrations and exposure of the students to actual nursing procedures and techniques while in a clinical setting. Students will learn a variety of skills such as taking and recording patient blood pressure, temperature, pulse rate, and respirations; assisting with the activities of daily living, including bathing and hygiene, using the toilet, etc. Students’ knowledge is evaluated on an ongoing basis through tests and quizzes.

American Red Cross CNA students will learn nursing skills, including: taking and recording the patient's blood pressure, temperature, pulse rate, and respirations. Students assist residents with the activities of daily living, including bathing and hygiene, using the toilet, and exercise. Students apply safe and correct techniques to assist patients with moving, walking, and positioning; recording vital information on specific medical forms and bedside charts, and responding properly to emergencies.

CNA Course Requirements

  • Must be at least 16 years old
  • Must be able to read English at the 5th grade level or higher
  • Must possess a valid ID and Social Security Number
  • Must pass a physical exam and a TB screening performed by your physician or nurse practitioner within six months prior to the first day of class.
  • Must pass the fingerprinting and criminal background screening (conducted by the Red Cross)
  • Must pass a drug screening if requested by clinical facility (not required at the time of enrollment)

To Register

  • Download the new student-information Course Catalog packet.
  • Attend an Information Session
  • Provide a copy of your HS Diploma/GED or take the English/math evaluation
  • Pass a preliminary background screening - paid for by the American Red Cross
  • Attend the required Registration Session
  • Submit a $250 non-refundable deposit, Physical & TB results
  • Payments can be made by credit card, debit card, money order or cashier’s check (no cash or personal checks). We apologize for any inconvenience.
  • Complete a Live Scan finger printing – paid for by the American Red Cross

For questions regarding enrollment requirements, registration, or scholarships please contact Trisha.Royce@RedCross.org or 530-673-1460.

All students must attend an Information Session before being scheduled to register.

CNA Testing
To find out about the CNA Competency Exam (state exam) near you, call 1-800-627-7000.

Payments can be made by credit card, check or money order (no cash). We apologize for any inconvenience.

Scholarships

Please contact your local Red Cross to request the current scholarship information.