Nurse Assistant


NameOffice Room NumberPhoneEmail
Dhillon, Dalvir CI

Contact Information

Natural, Physical and Health Sciences
Salima Allahbachayo (Health Sciences Director)
Administrative Secretary
Stefanie Fuentes
Division Office
PC 204
Division Phone Number

This discipline prepares students to do the following:

  • Communicate in English verbally and in writing using appropriate medical terminology.
  • Collect, calculate and interpret observations.
  • Develop problem-solving skills and make appropriate decisions regarding a variety of situations.
  • Provide culturally specific healthcare to all people.
  • Develop the ability to use and adapt to current technologies used in the healthcare setting.
  • Provide patient care that falls within the scope of practice as set forth by the California Department of Health Services.

NRS 101
Nurse Assistant
5 Units (AA/AS)

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Strongly recommended: ENGL 099 if required by English placement exam or if required by English level.

Provision of basic nursing care to residents in a long-term care facility. Upon successful completion of this course, students become eligible to sit for the nurse assistant competency exam for certification. 54 lecture theory hours, 108 lab clinical hours.

NRS 102
Home Health Aide
1 Unit (AA/AS)
20 lecture hours, 20 lab hours

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Prerequisite(s): Proof of original, current, active CNA certificate issued by the California Department of Public Health and Services, and Health Sciences Department approval.

Prepares an active Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) to provide safe and appropriate health care services to clients in a home or assisted living environment.

Skill Award