Certified Nurse Assistant Acute Care Training Course
This course is designed for students who are Certified Nurse Assistants who desire to learn the basic nursing skills and duties of the acute care setting with additional emphasis on the areas of medical/surgical, orthopedic, pediatric, and obstetric care. The Certified Nurse Assistant Acute Care course consists of a combination of 27 hours classroom instruction and 54 hours supervised clinical practice in the acute care hospital. This course includes communication, patient assessment, observation, reporting, as well as, reinforcement of Certified Nurse Assistant basic-care procedures.
Acute Care Aide Course: Click here for program application
Still accepting applications for the Fall 2019 course until August 1, 2019. Please see the website for the application: http://www.riohondo.edu/health-science-and-nursing/acute-care-aide/
Requirements: Active CNA Certification, AHA CPR/BLS Card
Once accepted: will need to complete history/physical, vaccinations, titers & TB skin test, drug screen and background check no later than , 2019.
For any questions, please contact Patricia Luna: Paluna@riohondo.edu
|Acute Care Content|
|54 Hours Clinical|
|Total Units 2.5|
Proof of current CNA certification, a valid social security number, must be at least 16 years of age or older. Completion of the Rio Hondo College Reading Assessment is recommended.
Applicants must complete and submit a Acute Care CNA application to the Health Science & Nursing Division for consideration. The appropriate documentation must be attached. Applicants accepted into the program will be notified by mail.
Students accepted into the Certified Nurse Assistant Acute Care course are required to:
1) submit a completed health & physical examination form, including immunization records
(Applicants must be free from communicable diseases, infections, psychological disorders,
and other conditions that would prevent the successful performance of the responsibilities
and tasks required in the training),
2) submit an American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) Professional Healthcare
Providers CPR Card,
3) complete a background check through LiveScan (fingerprints).
(Based on national guidelines from the Joint Commission, and clinical facility policies; nursing
students must have clear criminal background checks to participate in clinical courses. The Health
Science & Nursing Division requires that applicants disclose prior misdemeanors and felony
convictions. The applicant must explain the circumstance of the convictions and provide
documentation of rehabilitation.)
4) The applicant will be required to undergo drug testing at their expense before caring for patients
in the clinical setting. Evidence of drug use would will jeopardize the admission for the student
at the clinical setting.
Students accepted into the Certified Nurse Assistant Acute Care Program will be notified by email.
Students must complete all required courses to receive a certificate in the Certified Nurse Assistant Acute Care Training Course.
For additional information you may contact the Health Science and Nursing Division at 562-908-3421.