NURSE ASSISTANT TRAINING PROGRAM

The North Orange County ROP Nurse Assistant Training Program offers quality healthcare career training based on employer-driven requirements, knowledgeable faculty and staff, a supportive environment. The 13-week program (178 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 a 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 taking 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.

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NURSE ASSISTANT PATHWAY

Nurse Assistant Pathway Map
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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; clinical sites are requiring current American Heart Association BLS/CPR card; 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 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.

Prerequisites:
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 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.

Prerequisites:
  • Proof of current Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) certification
  • Valid American Heart Association Basic Life Support 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.

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 Agency. Recommendations 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.

NURSE ASSISTANT COURSE SCHEDULE

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