Skill Award in Nurse Assistant

The Nurse Assistant Skill Award prepares the student to work as a certified nurse assistant or acute care nurse aide.

Required course:
NRS 101Nurse Assistant5
Total Units5

Skill Award Level Student Learning Outcomes

Students completing the Nurse Assistant Skill Award will:

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

1-Term Curriculum Map Example
This map represents one possible pathway through the program and is only for reference.

*It is highly recommended that you make an appointment to create a customized education plan that fits your needs.

Note: Substitute ENGL 101E (5 units) may be needed based on placement.

Plan of Study Grid
Fall Term 1Units
NRS 101 Nurse Assistant 5
ENGL 101
Reading and Composition
or Reading and Composition - Honors
 Total Units9

Career Opportunities

There are a variety of careers you can do with this major.


To explore more about this major, schedule an appointment with a career counselor.