Welcome to the Nunez Nursing Assistant Technical Competency Area (TCA)
Nursing assistants proved basic bedside care and comfort to patients
and residents in multiple healthcare settings. The Nursing Assistant
course prepares students for employment in long-term care, hospitals,
home health care, and other healthcare facilities.
Classroom instruction includes an introduction to healthcare, basic
nursing skills, body structure and function, and infection control.
The program includes instruction on the Federal Nursing Home Reform
Act or OBRA national skills standards. Students will receive CPR
certification (BLS for Healthcare Providers from American Heart
Students participate in clinical activities under the supervision of
the instructor at approved healthcare facilities including local
hospitals, long term care facilities, and/or nursing homes. Upon
successful completion of this course the student is qualified for
certification (CNA) and employment in the areas of long term care,
home health, and acute care.
- Achieve ACT score of: Reading 13 OR
- Achieve a COMPASS score of: Reading 60 OR
- Eligibility for DEVR 0780
Program length: One semester
Students will be required to have a criminal background check, drug screening,
and TB test upon admission. Additionally, specific health requirements must
be met. Students must attend several off campus clinical sites using their
own means of transportation. Clinical site times will vary depending on the
facility and clinical availability.
Nursing Assistant Course Requirements
CNA to Practical Nurse Articulation Plan
Completion of this course may qualify for the CNA to PN Articulation Credit. A
Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) may receive credit for NURS 1010 Nursing
Fundamentals I and NURS 1020 Nursing Fundamentals I Clinical in the Practical
Nursing (PN) Program. See the Practical Nursing website for more details at
www.nunez.edu and click on the Practical Nursing link.
This program is not eligible for Federal Financial Assistance (PELL).