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Coastline Regional Occupational Program (ROP)

CNA (Pre-Certification) Internship

APPROVED FOR UC/CSU

The following one-semester ROP course meets the UC/CSU Preparatory Elective “g” requirement.

COURSE DESCRIPTION

Learn the necessary skills to become a certified nurse assistant. Assist patients with basic personal needs such as bathing, dressing, feeding, and ambulation. Practice techniques of infection control, measure and record vital signs, and recognize psychosocial needs. After initial classroom instruction, intern at a skilled nursing facility. To meet UC/CSU admission requirment (“g” credit), students must earn a grade of 70% or better.

Certification: Students will be eligible to take the written and performance examination to become a State Certified Nurse Assistant upon successful completion of the course with a 75% or better. Students will earn the American Heart Association BLS for Healthcare Providers card.

Prerequisites: Students must bring their Social Security card and a valid state issued ID to the first class session. Live Scan fingerprinting, physical exam, TB clearance and vaccinations required for all students prior to internship. Students must earn a grade of 75% or better in the classroom portion of the course to be placed at an internship site. It is recommended that individuals with convictions other than a minor traffic violation obtain a criminal clearance from the Department of Health Services before registering for this class.

COURSE TOPICS

  • Orientation and evaluation
  • Patient rights
  • Prevention/management of emergencies
  • Body mechanics
  • Medical and surgical asepsis
  • Weights and measures
  • Patient care skills
  • Patient care procedures
  • Vital signs
  • Nutrition
  • Emergency procedures
  • Long term care patient
  • Rehabilitative nursing
  • Observation and charting
  • Death and dying
  • Employment literacy
  • Personal skills related to employment
  • Interpersonal skills and group dynamics
  • Thinking and problem solving skills
  • Communication skills

STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES (SLO)

Upon successful completion, Coastline ROP students will:

  • Integrate Academic and Technical Skills
  • Practice Problem Solving and Critical Thinking Skills
  • Communicate and Collaborate with Diverse Audiences
  • Demonstrate Creativity and Innovation
  • Act as Responsible, Ethical Citizens
  • Develop Personal, Educational and Career Goals

PRE-REQUISITE

Beginning in the 2022-2023 school year, Medical Careers and Health Systems will be a pre-requisite to take CNA (Pre-Certification Nursing Assistant) and Medical Nursing Careers Internship. We encourage students to sign up for this class in their junior or sophomore year to broaden their ROP class options.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION   

This class requires all adults to complete and pass the Adult Pre-Entrance Assessment Test.

During the clinical portion of this class, the instructor and students will be tested weekly for COVID-19. This is required by the skilled nursing facility for the protection of their patients and is at no cost to the student. Students who decline COVID-19 testing may not enroll in this class.

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