Certified Nursing Assisting
Concentration of Study Overview
There are two application periods for the Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) program,
May 1 through June 1 and October 1 through November 1. Applications will be available
online the first day of application period and will end on the last day of each period.
- New applicants will need to turn in an application with proof of completion (or current semester
enrollment) of English 101.
- Reapplying applicants will need to show proof of competion of English 101 if you were taking it at the
time of last application period. Must have a grade of C or better to remain on the
As a certified nursing assistant (CNA), you will be on the front lines of patient
care. If you enjoy caring for people who are sick or unable to care for themselves,
than a career as a certified nursing assistant may be right for you. Your compassion
and skill in patient care will help minimize the stress of patients and provide much
needed support for registered nurses (RNs). For many, CNA is the first step to becoming
Certified nursing assistants, also known as nurses' aides, orderlies, patient care
technicians, and home health aides, work under the supervision of a nurse to provide
assistance to patients with daily living tasks.
As a CNA you will work closely with patients serving their basic care needs such as
bathing, grooming and feeding them, assisting nurses with medical equipment, and checking
patient vital signs. You will also provide patients with important social and emotional
support and report vital information on patient conditions to nurses.
Click here for Prerequisite Information.
Nursing is a demanding discipline and the course of study is challenging as well as
rewarding. Needs for continuing education units to stay current in the profession
are always required.
Home Health Aide programs
Summer application period is April 1 - April 30
Winter application period is October 1 - October 31
Program registration - click for days and time
Seats are decided upon randomized lottery results.
- NURS 416: Certified Home Health Aide (total of 24 students admitted) - Summer and
- NURS 422: EKG/Monitor Observer (total of 30 students admitted) - Summer only
You must check with the state to verify CEU courses.
Home Health Aide: (Must provide copy at time of application)
Current Certified Nurse Assistant Certificate/License ONLY
Current CPR Card (Healthcare Provider or Professional Rescuer Only)
Current TB Skin Test (Expires 1 year after date given)
Hepatitis B Vaccination Series Documentation
EKG/Monitor Observer: (Must provide a copy at time of application)
The state has very strict guidelines in order to be qualified for the CEU program.
You must have had a background check and physical with Allan Hancocks' CNA program
within the year to be considered.
Allan Hancock College CNA program is approved by the California Department of Public Health and can be found listed on their CNA Training Program List.
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