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Certification and Licensing Preparation: 2015–2016 Catalog Year

Certified Nursing Assistant

Certification and Licensing Preparation

A certified nursing assistant class is offered through the Division of Nursing and Allied Health. The college offers NURS 130-Nursing Assistant, a six-unit class that prepares students to take the Nevada licensing exam for certification as a nursing assistant.

A Certified Nursing Assistant is an individual who, under the direction of a licensed nurse, typically provides basic nursing care for patients in long-term and acute care institutions. CNAs are educated to assist patients with activities of daily living such as bathing, feeding and dressing, and to help maintain a safe and protective care environment. As they have extensive daily contact with patients, CNAs also play a key role in communicating information/observations to the nurse.

Total Requirements: 6 Units (Credits)

Course Requirements
Courses  Units (Credits)
NURS 130 Nursing Assistant 6

Note: Allied Health courses have mandatory prerequisites. Click to view prerequisite information, required immunizations, tests, major medical insurance, and CPR certification.This information must be provided to the Nursing and Allied Health Office before permission to enroll in the course is granted.

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