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ALLIED HEALTH :: Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)

Program Description

The CNA course enables students to become familiar with basic principles of nursing, including procedures and techniques. Clinical experience is provided in extended care facilities. Students will learn to provide and meet the patient's basic physical and psychological needs and promote a spirit of restoration and independence in a safe, efficient and competent manner. State approved pre-certification program. Does not guarantee certification. Must achieve grade C or better to take state certification examination. Prerequisites: See below and documented clearance for any crime more serious than a minor traffic ticket. Finger prints must be obtained by completion of class. Co-requisite: Current Healthcare Provider CPR card.

Estimated Costs

  • Registration & college fees = $299-$309
  • Books, uniforms, supplies = $200 - $340
  • Liability Insurance = $13
  • Total Estimated Costs = $544 - $695
  • (Costs are approximate.)

Requirements for Entry

1. Completion of English 50

OR

2. Placement in a higher course by approved score on assessment test.

OR

3. Completion of ESL 3 and ESL 23

OR

4. Placement in a higher course by CELSA matriculation assessment process.

Victor Valley College Assessment Center is located in Building 55, (760) 245-4271, Ext. 2367

Please go to and read this webpage for Assessment Testing: http://www.vvc.edu/offices/admissions-records/assessment.shtml


The Fall 2014 Application for CNA program entrance has concluded.

The Spring 2015 CNA application will be available approximately mid-November.  The application period has not been determined at this time. Please prepare by reading the Requirements for Entry listed above.  More information will be posted later in the Fall semester. Please check this site often.


 General Information Health Sciences/Allied Health Office Assistant 760-245-4271, Ext. 2463


STUDENT BACKGROUND CHECK

In an effort to comply with the recommendations of the Joint commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, the majority of the major healthcare facilities and agencies utilized by the College for clinical training require that each student undergo and pass a student background check prior to participating in clinical rotations. Each student, at his/her expense, is responsible for acquiring the student background check report and authorizing the submission of results to the college.

No student will be permitted to participate in a clinical rotation until the results have been received, reviewed, and accepted by the designated program director. Failure to submit to and pass the required student background check will result in the student being terminated from the respective program.

Students accepted into certain programs, will be required to have a physical examination, a chest X-ray and/or PPD, lab tests, required immunizations, and a criminal background check. These are required in order to comply with the program and clinical agencies? contractual requirements. Also, the following items are commonly required: a current American Heart Association CPR Certificate and liability insurance (certain limits apply). Most Health Sciences programs have a group policy available, or the students may purchase their own policy. All of the above will be completed at the student?s expense. In most cases these items will be completed, with copies submitted, before the first day of the semester. Not submitting the required documentation may preclude the student?s ability to continue in the program.

Details regarding these requirements may be obtained from the respective program.