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Certified Nursing Assistant
Cornerstone International College's CNA Training Program is a course approved and accredited by the California Department of Health Services. This means that our program meets the criteria to train and educate the community in preparing students to pass the State certification exam and able to work for various healthcare facilities.
CNA(Certified Nursing Assistant) is a state certified member of the health care team who provides care to residents, meeting their physical, psychosocial and individual needs. The CNA is one of the most important hands on caregiver in the long term care profession. Sincere dedication, devotion to patients, and a desire to promote high quality care are necessary to succeed.
Certified Nursing Assistants provide hands on care to those who are unable to care for themselves. The CNA is also responsible for ensuring the safety and comfort of the patients assigned to their care. CNAs work primarily under the direction of a nurse, and as such, are responsible for carrying out duties as assigned by the nurse, as well as reporting changes in a patient’s physical or mental status to the nurse.
Typical duties of a CNA may include but not be limited to:
- Monitoring vital signs
- Assisting with patient’s personal care
- Serving meals and feeding patients
- Transferring patients
- Assisting patients with activities of daily living
- Setting up equipment
- Observing and recording patients' conditions
- Assisting during examinations
- Maintaining universal precautions
- Use of mechanical lifts
Our state-approved CNA program covers a broad ranges of topics from, proper body mechanics for lifting and turning patients, to recognizing signs of abuse and neglect. The instructor will also cover the following topics such as: recognizing depression, dealing with dementia, infection control issues, and ethical issues. Classroom time is generally split into two parts: textbook learning, and clinical training that provide hands-on care.
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888-489-4334 At the end of the training class, a certification exam will be administered to determine competency. This test consists of two parts, written and clinical evaluations. The written test includes subject material covered during class. The clinical test consists of performing nursing skills.
Students graduating from this program can expect to be placed in Long-Term Care Facilities, Hospitals or with Private Home Care Agencies. Upon successful completion of this training students are certified and registered with the state of California as Nursing Assistants.
Duration:152 theory(classroom/lab) & clinical hours
Additional requirements: Students are required to have an immunization, TB skin test or chest x-ray and physical exam before clinical rotation.
Nursing Assistant Training Program consists of 50 hours of academic coursework, 8 hours skills lab and 100 hours of clinical experience.
Our Nursing Assistant Training program will inspire students to adhere to ethical, moral and professional standards of nursing practice through the integration of the school’s philosophy and curriculum. Our program will also focus on building a high level of confidence in all areas of nursing practice competencies which will enable students provide optimal care to patients. In order to fulfill the institution’s mission, our program objectives, methods and educational emphases are as follow:
1. Provide entry-level skills for employment as a CNA
2. Prepare the student to provide safe, competent, and culturally-congruent nursing care.
3. Instill in the student qualities such as values, punctuality, teamwork, dedication, compassion, confidence, ease of communication in which are extremely valued by the prospective employers and patients alike.
4. Assist the student fulfill his/her physical, psychosocial and spiritual needs
5. Prepare the student for the state competency examination administered by the American Red Cross before he/she can practice as a CNA in the state of California.
To be eligible for enrollment in the Nursing Assistant Training Program, the applicant must have satisfactorily completed the following courses by the application deadline.
The applicants must meet the following criteria as follows:
1. At least be 18 years of age
2. Speaks, writes and understands English *
3. Be physically fit and pass the physical examination
4. Has not been convicted of any of the sections in the Penal code.
5. Additional Requirements
Submit a physical examination report signed by a physician or nurse practitioner attesting that the applicant is physically fit to function as a Certified Nursing Assistant role prior to beginning of the first course and must be submitted on the first day of instruction. In addition, fingerprint (livescan) must be done prior to admission.
*English is the medium of instruction in this Institution. The school does not offer a course such as English as a Second Language (ESL). You may enroll in ESL in a Junior College prior to enrolling in this program.
Applicants should call the Admission to schedule for an appointment with the institution’s Admission Office for an interview and tour of the facility. Applicants will be given an “Admission Packet” (tuition fee and payment options). The applicant should complete the admission applications with all the admission requirements and the non-refundable $100.00 registration fee. At this time the applicants will receive the school catalog.
Cornerstone International College believes in quality education by holding smaller classes. Smaller classes allow students and faculty to get to know each other well. Faculty can rapidly identify academic performance problems of individual students sooner than in large classes and provide those students with assistance so that they do not fall behind the rest of the class.
There is a maximum of 15 students per class and it is a first come, first serve basis. To reserve your seat, you may pay online or schedule an appointment for registration.
Cornerstone International College offers one of the lowest tuition in the Bay Area. The tuition fee includes the following:
a. Books/learning resources & materials
**There is a minimum of 10-12 students to begin a class for each program. Cornerstone International College has the right to postpone and reschedule a class based on the number of enrolled students.
**CLASS SCHEDULE(150 Hours of State approved program)
Day Schedule(19 day Program)
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Evening/Weekend Schedule(7 weeks)
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