Nurse Assistant/Home Health Aide

GENERAL INFORMATION


The Nurse Assistant and Home Health Aide (NA/HHA) program 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 one after another within one-semester. The Nurse Assistant (NA) portion of the program is offered during the first 15 weeks of the semester, while the Home Health Aide (HHA) portion is offered during the last two (2) weeks of the semester. Both courses consist 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 California Department of Public Health (CDPH).

Upon successful completion of the Nurse Assistant course, a Shasta College certificate of completion is issued. Following completion of the NA course, some students are then eligible to apply for the state competency examination​.


CURRENTLY ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR THE NURSE ASSISTANT/HOME HEALTH AIDE PROGRAM. CLASS SPOTS AVAILABLE FOR SPRING 2019.
 




Prior to enrollment, students, at their own expense, are required to meet program Health and Safety Clinical Requirements. Please see the NA/HHA Health and Safety Requirements page for more information.


​​​​​​ ​ ​NA/HHA Program Information & Resources
Follow the links below for more information on the following:​
Learn about the courses that make up the program.
 
Enrollment Criteria
Steps to complete for enrollment into the program.​
 
Clinical requirements for students entering the program. 
 
FAQs
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If you are currently on the Class List and wish to have your name withdrawn, please notify us by submitting the Nursing Programs Wait List Withdrawal form.


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