The Nurse Assistant course prepares the student to provide services to those who need health care. The student will learn the role of the caregiver, the health care environment, health care safety, adult needs in health and illness, and basic care giving skills.
Nurse Assistant Program Mission
The mission of the Bakersfield College Nurse Assistant Program is to provide vocational education that will prepare the student to provide basic services to those who need healthcare. The program is committed to improving and advancing the health and welfare of our community by preparing competent, safe, health care professionals.
Upon successful completion of the Nurse Assistant course, the student is eligible to take the competency exam for a Certified Nurse Assistant administered by the American Red Cross. This provides proof to the California Department of Public Health that the student has met the requirements for licensure. Students must complete the required courses with at least a ‘C’ grade.
Employment as a Certified Nurse Assistant in a variety of health care settings.
|Course Number||Course Title||Units|
|MEDS B69||Nurse Assistant||6.0|
Enroll in MEDS B69 through the Bakersfield College. Consult the current class schedule for course offerings. For more information come by the Office of Allied Health in the Math Science building, room 178.
As a condition of enrollment in any Nursing/Allied Health Program, students are required to submit to and pass a designated drug and alcohol screening, a background screening, and physical examination clearance.
Please note the following:
More information can be found in the Bakersfield College Allied Health Office, MS 178.
An estimated cost for the program(fees, textbooks, uniforms, and examination) is approximately $1,000. Financial aid may be available.
Students with a misdemeanor and/or felony arrest conviction, either current or prior, may not receive certification or licensure from the State or County. Also, a Social Security number and fingerprinting
are required by State certification/licensure agencies.
Upon successful completion, the student will:
The California Department of Public Health approves the Bakersfield College Nurse Assistant Program. The Western Association of Schools and Colleges accredits Bakersfield College.