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Nursing Assistant Program (CNA)

This 150-hour course (spread over 4 weeks) will train you to provide quality care to residents in nursing homes. 


Upon successfully completing the course you will qualify to take the State Competency Test to be a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA). This course prepares students to seek employment in various health care settings, including, skilled nursing facilities, hospice care, board and care/retirement facilities, rehabilitation hospitals, psychiatric hospitals and day care facilities for the elderly.

Program Objectives

Nursing assistants perform routine tasks under the supervision of nursing and medical staff. They answer patients' call bells, deliver messages, serve meals, make beds, and help patients eat, dress, and bathe. Aides also may provide skin care to patients; take temperatures, pulse, respiration, and blood pressure; and help patients get in and out of bed and walk. They also may escort patients to operating and examining rooms, keep patients' rooms neat, set up equipment, store and move supplies, or assist with some procedures. Aides observe patients' physical, mental, and emotional conditions and report any change to the nursing or medical staff.

Home Health Aide (HHA)


Upon successfully completing the course (cumulative grade average of 80% and “pass” all clinical hours) and have passed the State Competency Test to be a Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA), student will be awarded a certificate of completion.  In addition, student will also receive the HHA license from the CDPH. The intent of the curriculum is to build upon the knowledge, skills and ability that individuals possess as nurse assistants.  The curriculum is for the student who has completed a 150 Hour Nurse Aide Training Program and who already possesses a nurse assistant certificate.  HHA curriculum hours represent 40 minimum hours, 20 hours which are clinical. 

Program Objectives:

  • Explain how to create a safe environment for the home health aide and the patient by identifying and describing OSHA regulations and other safe care requirements.
  • Identify and describe proper communication skills with patients, families, other healthcare providers, and insurance companies.
  • Describe typical duties and care responsibilities for patients of all ages and levels of health, with a focus on identifying issues and care concerns for specific populations
  • Identify credible sources of dietary information and describe how to plan, purchase, store, and serve food to patients with different dietary restrictions and health concerns.
  • Identify and describe specific care regimens performed by the home health aide.
  • Identify and describe exercises designed to help patients gain and maintain strength and flexibility.
  • Explain how to take and record vital signs and collect bodily specimens for testing.

    ·         Describe the role of the home health aide, outline the responsibilities involved in caring for home-bound patients, and differentiate the home health aide’s role from other care providers.


    Clock Hours: 40

    Days:  5

    Program DeliveryResidential

    Restorative Nurse Assistant (RNA)



    Upon completion of lectures, discussions and assigned reading the student will achieve the following objectives and also upon completion of the program, the student will receive a Certificate of Completion from CET-Nursing.


    Program Objectives:


    ·         Identify qualities, such as being patient, respectful, etc., required for a nurse assistant to work in a long term - care facility.

    ·         Describe areas of responsibility and give examples of each.

    ·         Provide a safe environment; meet the patients’ physical needs through activities such as feeding, bathing, dressing and toileting.

    ·         Meet the psycho-social needs of the long-term resident with normal function and cognitive challenges.

    ·         Identify ways to prevent or control the spread of infection.

    ·         Identify resident rights and appropriate procedures for abuse prevention and reporting.

    ·         And lastly, upon completion of the program, the student will receive a Certificate of Completion.     


    Clock Hours: 16

    Days:  2

    Program Delivery:  Residential