Nursing assistant training focuses on the role of the CNA in a skilled nursing facility. Didactic and clinical components focus primarily on skilled nursing care. The acute care CNA course focuses on broadening the CNA’s scope of knowledge and clinical experience to include skills required to work in an acute care setting (hospital). “This course covers the pathophysiology, treatment and nursing care of various disorders/diseases. It is helpful if you have already taken classes on these topics – biology, microbiology, medical terminology and anatomy.”
The cost of the program is currently estimated to be about $500 (subject to change). Fees include textbooks, parking, and enrollment fees.
Enrollment is restricted to students who have applied within the appropriate application periods through the nursing department and have been accepted. The program accepts 20 students and 10 alternates.
All applications MUST be submitted in person or faxed to 619-216-6603. Applications will only be accepted during the times specified on the application period. Applications are accepted on first come, first served basis- based on time stamps. The first 20 applicants with a complete application packet will be accepted. All applicants will be notified of their status via e-mail.
Spring 2016 Acute Care CNA application period: October 19, 2015 at 9am - November 19, 2015 at 3pm.
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CLICK HERE FOR ACUTE CARE CNA DEADLINES & INFORMATION
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