Certified Nursing Assistant

 Please note: Mandatory Orientation include: Assessment, fingerprinting, CPR, fingerprint, drug screening, and textbooks. On the day of orientation, do not wash hands or use hand lotions. Bring social security number and a photo ID with your current name. Allow 6 hours.

Vasco Career College Certified Nursing Assistant Program prepares students to provide patient care primarily in long-term care, skilled nursing, and hospital settings. The Course requires 50 hours of classroom setting and100 hours in clinical facilities with a total clock hours of 150. A Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) is an entry-level healthcare professional, works under the supervision of a Registered Nurse (RN) and/or a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN). Core curriculum content include all topics listed in the California Code of Regulations, Title 22, Section 71835, and Code of Federal Regulations, Section 483.152

· Introduction to Nursing Assistant
· Patients’ Rights
· Communication & Interpersonal Skill
· Prevention and Management of Catastrophe and Unusual Occurrences
· Body Mechanics
· Medical & Surgical Asepsis
· Weights & Measures
· Patient Care Skills
· Patient Care Procedures
· Vital Signs
· Nutrition
· Emergency Procedures & Safety
· Care of the long-Term Resident
· Rehabilitative Nursing
· Observation & Charting
· Death & Dying

General Admissions Requirement
· Applicants must be 18 years or older. All applicants must present a valid State issued Identification.
· You must have a social security number.
· Proof of High School Graduate/GED or a degree higher than High School Diploma.
· Felony, drug, theft, and certain convictions are not allowed. Background check, and drug screening required.
· Physical exam, TB screening, Live Scan, and immunization as required by externship site.
· Applicants must complete all requirements one week before program start date.


· $1500 Tuition 

  • $45.00 Uniform, Gait Belt, Stethoscope, Sphygmomanometer
  • $3.75 STRF
  • · $200 Registration Fee (Non Refundable)

· Fees do not include CPR, fingerprint, drug screening, and textbooks.

· VCC does not provide financial aid

· Payment plan available