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 American Heart Association (AHA) Basic Life Support (BLS) card that does not expire prior to the end of the semester.
- Registration & college fees = $299-$309
- Books, uniforms, supplies = $200 - $340
- Liability Insurance = $13
- Total Estimated Costs = $544 - $695
- (Costs are approximate.)
Requirements for Entry
- High School Diploma
- College English (C or better)
- Apply for the program during the application period.
- Attend the MANDATORY orientation. Due to state law we are unable to accept students who have not attended the orientation.
- Complete the medical requirements, background check, and drug screening requirements as outlined in the orientation.
- Purchase your supplies as outlined during the orientation.
- Attend the class, meet your clinical requirements, and make sure you get a course average of 75% or better.
- Take the State exam.
Please contact the Allied Health/Nursing Office for any additional questions.
General Information Health Sciences/Allied Health Office Assistant 760-245-4271, Ext. 2285 or Email Mark.Kuyper@vvc.edu