CNA Program

CNA Curriculum

Drug Screen Policy

CNA-to-PN Plan


Welcome to theNunez Nursing Assistant
Technical Competency Area (TCA)

Nursing assistants proved basic bedside care and comfort to patients and residents in multiple healthcare settings. The Nursing Assistant course prepares students for employment in long-term care, hospitals, home health care, and other healthcare facilities.
Classroom instruction includes an introduction to healthcare, basic nursing skills, body structure and function, and infection control. The program includes instruction on the Federal Nursing Home Reform Act or OBRA national skills standards. Students will receive CPR certification (BLS for Healthcare Providers from American Heart Association).
Students participate in clinical activities under the supervision of the instructor at approved healthcare facilities including local hospitals, long term care facilities, and/or nursing homes. Upon successful completion of this course the student is qualified for certification (CNA) and employment in the areas of long term care, home health, and acute care.
Course Requirements:
  • Achieve ACT score of: Reading 13 OR
  • Achieve a COMPASS score of: Reading 60 OR
  • Eligibility for DEVR 0780
Program length: One semester
Students will be required to have a criminal background check, drug screening, and TB test upon admission. Additionally, specific health requirements must be met. Students must attend several off campus clinical sites using their own means of transportation. Clinical site times will vary depending on the facility and clinical availability.
Nursing Assistant Course Requirements
NURS 1000
Nursing Assistant



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