Certified Nurse Assistant Program
The Los Angeles Harbor College CNA/CHHA Program consists of two courses:
Must have American Heart Association (AHA) Healthcare-Provider Basic Life Support card, background check, and Livescan prior to clinical placement. Must meet all health requirements of assigned clinical agency (student is responsible for costs).
399A - CERTIFIED NURSE ASSISTANT (5 UNITS)
This combined lecture/lab course teaches the student the theory and clinical skills needed to work with residents/patients in a skilled nursing facility. Modules covered include patient rights; communication/interpersonal skills; prevention of unusual occurrences; body mechanics; asepsis; weights and measures; patient care skills; patient care procedures; vital signs; nutrition; emergency procedures; long term care; rehabilitative care; observation and charting; and death and dying. This course has been approved by the Department of Health Services. After the successful completion of this course, the student will be eligible to take the State of California Certified Nurse Assistant examination. There is a mandatory 1-day orientation prior to the start of the course that students must attend. See Schedule of Classes for date/time/location.
399B - HOME HEALTH AIDE (2 UNITS)
Prerequisite: Completion of Nursing 399A with a grade of “C” or better.
This combined lecture/lab course teaches the student the theory and clinical skills needed to work with clients in the home care setting. Emphasis is given to safety principles and to methods for providing physical care and emotional and social support. Upon successful completion of this course, the student is eligible to take the certifi cation examination as a Home Health Aide in the State of California.