Further your career by training as a Nurse Assistant: Long Term Care with North Orange County ROP (NOCROP). Our Nursing Assistant program offers quality training based on employer-driven requirements, knowledgeable faculty and staff, a supportive environment as you learn about basic nursing care, emergency procedures, communication, and how to work effectively as a member of a health care team. Students will jump into a 13-week program (178 hours) that will provide the expertise training in preparation to take NNAAP CNA examination. All course materials will be provided in order to support and prepare students for success towards a lifelong rewarding career. 

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Nurse Assistant: Long-Term Care

Course Description:

This course is designed to prepare students for a career in nursing. Students learn about basic nursing care, emergency procedures, communication, and how to work effectively as a member of a 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: passing grade; possess and present a valid, government-issued photo ID and Social Security card; have a negative TB test and physical exam; complete 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 experience and pass the NNAAP CNA 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.

  • Recommended basic computer knowledge including Google and Microsoft
  • Student must have valid AHA/BLS CPR card prior to start date
Course Outcomes & Certifications:

Students who successfully complete this course may sit for the NNAAP CNA Examination. Additional fee will apply.

Acute Care CNA

Course Description:

Certified Nursing Assistants (CNA) need 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 focus on medical-surgical nursing, communication, patient assessment, observation, reporting, and reinforcement of Certified Nurse Assistant basic-care procedures.

  • Proof of current CNA certification
  • Valid Social Security Card
  • American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers card
  • Students will be required to pay for, complete, and clear a background check, drug test, and physical examination/lab tests/titers/immunizations
Course Outcomes & Certifications:

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



related to this program

Certified Nurse Assistant 

Restorative Nurse Assistant 



North Orange County ROP Adult Career Education