The Nursing Assistant Program provides classroom theory, laboratory experience and clinical learning that teaches students the skills to perform duties such as taking vital signs, bathing, dressing, making beds, and other direct resident care. The focus is on caring for patients with compassion. Students are taught principles of infection control, communication techniques, and the skills to safely care for people. These skills include bathing, dressing, assisting to eat, grooming, toileting, lifting and moving while using proper body mechanics. Community agencies are used for clinical learning and includes long-term care settings.
- Institutionally Accredited by the Accrediting Bureau for Health Education Schools
- Programmatically Approved by the California Department of Public Health
- Approved to operate by the California Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education
Nurse Assistant Program Highlights:
- 7 week intensive program including clinical activities
- Experienced Instructors
- A library and classrooms which are equipped with modern media teaching aids, textbooks, journals, periodicals, anatomical charts, phantoms, and energized lab equipment.
- Employment Assistance
- Private Loans Assistance
Our Nurse Assistant Program provides didactic and laboratory training as well as clinical component that correlates with the theoretical knowledge. The Nursing Assistant program will present the basics of bedside patient care under the guidelines of federal and state requirements. Participants who successfully complete the course will meet criteria to sit for the certification exam.
Our Program Curriculum provides students with the technical, clinical, and interpersonal skills necessary to succeed in this field. Students will be taught to perform duties such as taking vital signs, patient feedings, bathing, dressing, making beds, transfer of patients, and other direct resident care. The focus is on caring for the patient with compassion and care while learning support the patient with their daily needs.
Our Clinical Education is an integral part of the Nurse Assistant Program that facilitates the development of student competence with clinical skills. Clinical experience in affiliated medical facilities will be provided for all of our students.
Our Nurse Assistant Program is offered at San Mateo Campus.
Contact our admissions department to find out if you qualify for this program: www.gurnick.edu/admissions-department