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Coastline Regional Occupational Program (ROP)

CNA (Pre-Certification) Internship

APPROVED FOR UC/CSU

The following one-year ROP course meets the UC/CSU Preparatory Elective ā€œGā€ requirement. To meet UC/CSU admission requirement (ā€œGā€ credit), students must earn a grade of 70% or better.

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. Students must earn a grade of 75% or better in the classroom portion of the course to be placed at an internship stie.

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 be at least 16 years of age. Students must be responsible for their own transportation to and from the internship site. Students must bring their Social Security card, valid state issued ID, and proof of COVID-19 vaccination to the first class session or they will be dropped. Live Scan fingerprinting, physical exam, TB clearance and vaccinations required for all students prior to internship. 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. The internship site requires all students to be vaccinated and boosted for COVID-19.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Health occupations classes include the study of reproductive and other systems and require practicing procedures on other students and/or patients, both male and female, of differing ages. Participation in these activities is required for a certificate of completion and continuation in the career pathway. Additionally, these classes may require heavy lifting and bending. Lastly, some programs require the submission of personal information, such as DOB and social security numbers, with state agencies and/or clinical internship partners due to licensing and security clearance requirements.

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

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