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The Nurse Assistant (NA) is an important member of the health-care team who assists the nurse with the care of patients in skilled nursing facilities and hospitals. Experience is gained during this program at a skilled nursing facility. This requires an additional short course in acute care and/or training in the acute hospital where the nursing assistant is hired.
The Nurse Assistant /Home Health Aide Certificate consists of 288 hours of lecture, skills lab, and clinical practice. The program is offered spring, summer, and fall for 10 weeks, 4 to 5 days a week. Clinic hours are held in a skilled nursing facility. The course is limited to 10-30 students. Upon successful completion of the course with a “C” grade or better, the student will receive a Certificate of Completion from Santa Rosa Junior College.