Nursing Assistant Program

Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)

North Orange County ROP Nursing Assistant

Certified Nursing Assistant | CNA and Acute Care

CNA School and Acute Care Program, Orange County

The North Orange County ROP Certified Nurse Assistant, or CNA, school offers quality healthcare career training based on employer-driven requirements, knowledgeable faculty and staff, and provides a supportive environment. The 13-week program (160 hours) provides expert training in preparation to take the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) National Nurse Aide Assessment Program (NNAAP) exam and become a California Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA). Students learn basic nursing care, emergency procedures, communication, and how to work effectively as a member of the health care team. All course materials will be provided in order to support and prepare students for success towards a lifelong rewarding career. 

Program Outcome:

Students who successfully complete the program will be assisted in the process of applying to take the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) National Nurse Aide Assessment Program (NNAAP) exam.

North Orange County ROP’s Nurse Assistant Training Program is approved by the California Department of Education and licensed by the California Department of Health. All North Orange County ROP courses are accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.

Career Path and Outlook

Vocational Nurse Training Pathway Map
Nursing Assistant Employment Outlook: Median Pay: $18.89 Job Outlook: 8% increase in the next 10 years

Nurse Assistant: Long-Term Care

Course Description:

This course will prepare students for a career in nursing. In the Nurse Assistant Training Program, students learn about basic nursing care, emergency procedures, communication, and how to work effectively as a member of the health care team.

In order to participate in clinical experience and to qualify for the National Nurse Aid Assessment Program (NNAAP) examination, students must do the following: obtain a passing grade; possess and present a valid, government-issued photo ID and original Social Security card (cannot be laminated); have a negative TB test and physical exam; complete an approved American Heart Association BLS Provider CPR training; and have a clear fingerprint/background check.

Students must successfully complete a minimum of 60 hours of classroom instruction and a minimum of 100 hours of clinical training and pass the NNAAP examination which is approximately $100 for the written and manual skills portions (retakes are an additional charge). A passing score on this exam is required for state certification.

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Course Outcomes & Certifications:

Students who successfully complete this course may sit for the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) National Nurse Aide Assessment Program (NNAAP) exam. Additional fee will apply.

Acute Care CNA

Course Description:

Certified Nursing Assistants (CNA) need the experience to be able to obtain employment in the acute care/hospital setting. The North Orange County ROP Acute Care CNA course is designed as an extension to equip a Certified Nurse Assistant with the necessary basic skills of the CNA in the acute care setting. The course includes focusing on medical-surgical nursing, communication, patient assessment, observation, reporting, and reinforcement of Certified Nurse Assistant basic-care procedures.

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Course Outcomes & Certifications:

Students who successfully complete the Acute Care CNA program can include the knowledge and experience they obtained along with their CNA to be able to apply to acute care facilities and hospitals.

IMPORTANT NOTE FROM NOCROP: All courses and facility training partners will follow COVID-19 safety recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the California Governor’s office, California Department of Public Health, and the Orange County Health Care AgencyRecommendations may include, but are not limited to, full COVID-19 vaccination status before participating in onsite clinical training or externships. Please take this into consideration prior to enrolling/registering for classes.

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