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Folsom Lake College’s Nurse Assistant course is an 8-week long course that provides students with the necessary skills and knowledge to prepare to become a Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA). Students successfully completing the course become eligible to take the State of California Nurse Assistant Certification exam.

The course is designed for students who are:

  • Interested in the direct patient care experience
  • Seeking employment as an entry level provider
  • Interested in exploring the healthcare environment as a career option

Career Options

A certified nursing assistant (CNA) helps patients with daily healthcare needs under the direct supervision of a Registered Nurse (RN) or Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN). Many CNAs use their knowledge and experience as a launchpad to further their careers and become an LVN or RN with education and training.


  • Course taught by healthcare professionals
  • Included in a variety of degree programs and career certificates in health care
  • Completed in 8 weeks


  1. Proof of health history/physical exam no older than three months.
  2. Proof of negative tuberculin (TB) skin test no older than three months.
    1. If TB skin test result is positive, proof of inactive TB chest x-ray no older than three months.
  3. Spring semester students must submit proof of having a current season influenza vaccine.
  4. LiveScan Fingerprinting – Paperwork and instructions will be given during orientation and will be paid for by the college. Course candidate must submit the Nurse Assistant initial application (CDPH 283B) that will include disclosure of prior or current criminal convictions.

NOTE: There is no automatic denial to take the course, however, the California Department of Public Health can determine that the candidate is not eligible to be in the clinical setting or to take the state certification based on the criminal offense.

Lab Schedule

Professor Tanya Phan LVN


Skills Lab: El Dorado Center Building A-212
Clinical Site:
Western Slope Health Center
3280 Washington St.
Placerville, CA 95667

The Pines at Placerville Healthcare Center
1040 Marshall Way
Placerville, CA 95667


Clinical: 7:00 am to 3:30 pm
Lab: 10:00 am to 1:00 pm

Mandatory Orientation

Late February/early March; final date and time TBD. Will be held via zoom.

Spring 2021, NURSE 100

Week Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
1 3/15 3/16
Online Lecture Begins
3/17 3/18 3/19
Lab 1
2 3/22 3/23 3/24 3/25 3/26
Lab 2
3 3/29 3/30 3/31 4/1 4/2
Lab 3
4 4/5
Clinical 1
Clinical 2
4/7 4/8 4/9
5 4/12
Clinical 3
Clinical 4
4/14 4/15 4/16
6 4/19
Clinical 5
Clinical 6
4/21 4/22 4/23
7 4/26
Clinical 7
Clinical 8
Clinical 9
4/29 4/30
8 5/3
Clinical 10
Clinical 11
Clinical 12
Clinical 13
9 5/10 5/11 5/12 5/13
All Assignments Due