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No Nurse Assistant (MEDS B69) courses will be offered Summer 2020. There will be 2 course offerings for the Fall 2020 at this time. 

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Recommended Courses

MEDS B60 Medical Terminology 3.0 Units
ACDV B66 Student Success Strategies 1.0 Unit

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.

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 certificationor licensure from the State - clarification can be provided upon request. Anyone who wishes clarification may contact the Department of Public Health at CNA@CDPH.CA.GOV.

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