Nurse Assistant and Home Health Aide (NA/HHA) Courses
GENERAL INFORMATION

These courses are designed to prepare students to perform the basic nursing skills required in acute hospitals, long-term care facilities, and home health care agencies. Special emphasis is placed on health care provisions and modifica­tions in community health care settings.

These courses are offered to complete one after another within one-semester consisting of eight (8) hours lecture and sixteen (16) hours laboratory/clinical per week and is worth twelve and a half (12.5) units of college credit. These courses are approved by the State Department of Health Services.

Certification
Upon successful completion of the courses, a Shasta College certificate of completion is issued. Students are then eligible to apply for the state competency examination for certifi­cation. Information for the Department of Public Health can be found at:

 

CNA/Home Health Aide
State of California Health and Human Services Agency
Department of Public Health
1615 Capital Avenue
Sacramento, CA  95899-7416
http://www.cdph.ca.gov 

Enrollment Criteria 
  Health & Safety Clinical Requirements 
  NA/HHA Clinical Requirements Packet 
  Approximate cost of Program 

Students, at their expense, are required to have a physical examination and immunizations prior to entering the NA and/or Home Health Aide courses.  Students must meet established  physical criteria to participate in the clinical area and have a  current Basic Life Support--Health Care Provider card (two-person rescue and infant resuscitation).  Students must also comply with  drug testing and background clearance requirements for clinical placement.

If you are currently on the Wait List and wish to have your name withdrawn, please notify us by submitting the 

Nursing Programs Wait List Withdrawal form

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