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Overview

Folsom Lake College male nurse

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.

Highlights

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

Requirements

  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

Instructors

Tanya Phan LVN
phant@flc.losrios.edu

Frances Leou RN
leouf@flc.losrios.edu

Hours

Group 1 Lab: 10:00 am to 1:00 pm & Clinical Tuesday
Group 2 Lab: 2:00 to 5:00 pm & Clinical Thursday
Clinical: 9:00 am to 5:30 pm (subject to change based on facility needs)

Location

Lab Site
El Dorado Center
6699 Campus Drive
Placerville, CA 95667

Clinical Site
Western Slope Health Center
3280 Washington St.
Placerville, CA 95667

Fall 2021, NURSE 100

Teal and green highlighted days are in person, not online

Week Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
1 9/27
Online Instruction Begins
9/28

9/29 9/30
G1+G2 Orientation
Live Scan Fingerprinting
10/1

2 10/4 10/5 10/6 10/7 10/8
3 10/11
Lab
10/12
Lab
10/13 10/14 10/15
4 10/18
Lab
10/19
G1 Clinical
10/20 10/21
G2 Clinical
10/22
5 10/25
Lab
10/26
G1 Clinical
10/27 10/28
G2 Clinical
10/29
6 11/1
Lab
11/2
G1 Clinical
11/3 11/4
G2 Clinical
11/5
7 11/8
Lab
11/9
Lab
11/10 11/11
Veteran's Day Holiday
11/12
8 11/15
Lab
11/16
G1 Clinical
11/17 11/18
G2 Clinical
11/19
9 11/22
Lab
11/23
Lab
11/24
Last Day of Class
11/25
Thanksgiving Recess
11/26

G1 = Group 1; G2 = Group 2