Nursing Assistant - Certificate of Completion

Doña Ana Community College

2020-21 Catalog

Nursing assistants perform basic nursing functions involving patient care, working under the supervision of a registered nurse, licensed practical nurse, or physician. In general, nursing assistants attend to matters related to personal hygiene, safety, nutrition, exercise, and elimination. Maintaining patient comfort is a priority. Upon successfully completing the course, the student is eligible to take the state nursing assistant exam to become certified as a nursing assistant. Course fee: $150.

Clinical Clearance Packet

Students registering for a course that has a clinical component (NA 105) are required to complete a clinical clearance packet and submit online to Castlebranch for the director's approval to register.

Mandatory Attendance

Students must attend all class meetings and lab sessions to be eligible for state or national certification testing. Clinical courses take place off-campus, students will need to have personal transportation.

State certification is available upon successful completion of the courses:

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(16 credit hours)

NOTE: Students must earn a final grade of C- or better in all required courses and achieve a cumulative grade-point average of at least 2.0.

Students must complete all University certificate requirements to total at least 16 credits. Developmental coursework will not count towards the degree requirements and/or elective credits, but may be needed in order to take the necessary English and Mathematics coursework.

Prefix Title Credits
Program Content
AHS 120Medical Terminology3
NA 104Nursing Assistant Fundamentals3
NA 104 LNursing Assistant Fundamentals Lab1
BIOL 1130GIntroductory Anatomy & Physiology (non-majors)4
NA 105Nursing Assistant Clinicals4
OEEM 101CPR for the Health Care Professional1
Total Credits16

2 Options/Paths Available - Consult with Financial Aid Office regarding eligibility and restrictions.

(16 credits)

A Suggested Plan of Study

The contents of this roadmap may vary depending on initial student placement in mathematics and English. This is only a suggested plan of study for students, and is not intended as a contract.  Individual student academic plans may vary. Please contact your academic advisor to create a plan that works for you. Course availability may vary from fall to spring semester and may be subject to modification or change.

NOTE: Students must earn a final grade of C- or better in all required courses and achieve a cumulative grade-point average of at least 2.0.

Students must complete all University certificate requirements to total at least 16 credits. Developmental coursework will not count towards the degree requirements and/or elective credits, but may be needed in order to take the necessary English and Mathematics coursework.

OPTION 1:

Plan of Study Grid
Semester 1Credits
AHS 120 Medical Terminology 3
NA 104 Nursing Assistant Fundamentals 3
BIOL 1130G Introductory Anatomy & Physiology (non-majors) 4
NA 104 L Nursing Assistant Fundamentals Lab 1
NA 105 Nursing Assistant Clinicals 4
OEEM 101 CPR for the Health Care Professional 1
 Credits16
 Total Credits16

OPTION 2:

Plan of Study Grid
Semester 1Credits
AHS 120 Medical Terminology 3
OEEM 101 CPR for the Health Care Professional 1
BIOL 1130G Introductory Anatomy & Physiology (non-majors) 4
Optional: Support Course if full-time enrollment required. Consult with Academic Advisor. 4
 Credits12
Semester 2
NA 104 Nursing Assistant Fundamentals 3
NA 104 L Nursing Assistant Fundamentals Lab 1
NA 105 Nursing Assistant Clinicals 4
Optional: Support Course if full-time enrollment required. Consult with Academic Advisor. 3
Optional: Support Course if full-time enrollment required. Consult with Academic Advisor. 1
 Credits12
 Total Credits24