Review the Nurse Assistant Training Program Brochure

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Course # Course Name Units
MEDS B37 Medical Terminology 3.0 Units
ACDV B66 Student Success Strategies 1.0 Unit

Nurse Assistant Training Program Course

MEDS B69 Nurse Assistant 6.0 units

Program Requirements

A physical examination completed by a physician of the student's choice will be required after enrollment into the program, to demonstrate that the student meets the technical medical standards necessary to meet the course objectives. Appropriate immunizations are also required and are performed at the student's expense

As a condition of enrollment to any Allied Health Program with a clinical laboratory component, all students are required to submit to and pass a designated drug and alcohol screen. Background Screening/Drug/alcohol testing may be required at anytime during the semester.

  • Student must submit fingerprints.
  • Student will need to provide a social security card.
  • Student will need to purchase the required uniforms, shoes and sweater or lab coat and equipment.
  • Student will need to provide transportation to off-campus clinical education sites.

Technology Requirement/Support

All students are required to have technology to be successful in the MEDS B69 course requirements. Example: Laptop, Computer access, Smart phone or tablet with internet access. Students can also choose to access via BC Library computers. You may also apply to borrow a Chromebook with the Chromebook/Electronic Equipment Advance Application.

For those that need technical support, create a Help Desk Ticket:  If you have issues with logging in, accessing your course, using a Campus computer or using anything on the website, contact the help desk. You can create a Help Desk Ticket.

  • Students who need support can find a page full of technology resources on the BC Website. This web page provides Canvas guides, mobile support, ConferZoom information and the link to how to get to the Renegade Hub, live support for students needing technology support for their online courses. Be sure to utilize GoogleChrome as your web browser. 
  • Renegade Hub- If you are having difficulty using either Canvas or ConferZoom, contact the Renegade Hub. The hub is open most business hours. You can reach the hub via the Renegade Online HUB Kiosk.
  • Computer loaner program- If you don't have a computer you can use for your courses, send an email to or visit the Renegade Pantry in Room 130, Dining Commons (DC) Building, next to Campus Center.

Technical Standards

  • Standing and/or walking most of a shift.
  • Bending or crouching several times per hour.
  • Lifting and carrying a minimum of 30 pounds several times an hour.
  • Lifting and moving up to 300 lbs. in a 2-3 person transfer.
  • Reaching overhead above the shoulder 90 degrees.
  • Utilizing eyesight to observe clients and manipulate equipment under various illumination levels.
  • Hearing to communicate with the patient and healthcare team.
  • Manipulating medical equipment and accessories, including, but not limited to switches, knobs, buttons, keyboards, patient lines, and tubes, utilizing fine and gross motor skills.
  • Performing the assigned job responsibilities with the intellectual and emotional functions necessary to ensure patient safety and exercise independent judgment and discretion.
  • Utilizing sufficient verbal and written skills to efficiently communicate in English with the patient and healthcare team.
  • Utilizing the above standards/functions to respond promptly to the patient's need and/or emergency situations.

Licensure/Certification Eligibility

Students with certain misdemeanor and/or felony convictions may be prevented from receiving certification or licensure from the State.  Anyone who would like clarification may contact the Department of Public Health at CNA@CDPH.CA.GOV.