Providence Vocational School
189 School Street Daly City, CA 94014 | Tel: 650-991-2309 | Fax: 650-991-2047 | pvs189@yahoo.com

Program Descriptions


Nurse Assistant Training | Home Health Aide Training | Acute Care Training | Facts

Nurse Assistant Training Program


Prerequisite: High School Graduate or GED equivalent

This is a 160-hour course designed to provide students with the skills and knowledge they need to render health care services to long-term care patients. The program requires 60 hours of theory or classroom instruction and 100 hours of supervised clinical training in a long-term care facility.
At the completion of this course, students will be able to understand the role, function, and responsibility of a Nurse Assistant as a member of the health care team.

They will also be able to demonstrate competence and practice safety in performing patient-care procedures. Students who have successfully completed the requirements are eligible to take the Nurse Assistant Competency Evaluation Program or State Examination. Successful examinees will receive Nurse Assistant Certificates issued by the State of California Department of Health Services, qualifying them to be employed as Certified Nurse Assistants (CNA's) in different health care facilities.

The official Nurse Assistant Certificate will be mailed to successful examinees from the California Department of Health Services upon completion of criminal background check. If CNA certificates are not received within 16 weeks of the date of the competency examination, students are advised to call the Department of Health Services at (916) 327-2445.

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Home Health Aide Training Program


Prerequisite: Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)

This is a 40-hour course designed to improve the skills of CNA's in providing health- and personal-care services to patients in their respective homes. The program requires 20 hours of theory or classroom instruction and 20 hours or supervised clinical training in private homes, board and care facilities, or long-term care facilities.

After completion of the course, students will be able to understand the role of a certified Home Health Aide and function in Home Health agencies. They will know how to provide services to patients in the home, understand the medical and social needs of people being served, and enhance their skills in personal care, nutrition, cleaning, and care tasks in the home setting.

A Certified Home Health Aide Certificate is issued by the Department of Health Services to those who have successfully completed the course, qualifying them to work in different Medicare-certified Home Health Agencies. CNA's taking the course earn 26 continuing education units.

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Acute Care Training For Certified Nursing Assistants


Prerequisite: Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA)

This is a 74-hour course designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary to render health care service to patients who are acutely ill. The program requires 24 hours of classroom instruction and 50 hours of clinical training in an Acute Care Facility or Hospital under the supervision of a licensed nurse.

A Certificate of Completion is issued by the institution after successful completion of the course, qualifying them to work in an acute care setting or hospital. CNA's taking the course earn 36 continuing education units.

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