Nursing assistant training focuses on the role of the CNA in a skilled nursing facility. Didactic and clinical components focus primarily on skilled nursing care. The acute care CNA course focuses on broadening the CNA’s scope of knowledge and clinical experience to include skills required to work in an acute care setting (hospital). “This course covers the pathophysiology, treatment and nursing care of various disorders/diseases. It is helpful if you have already taken classes on these topics – biology, microbiology, medical terminology and anatomy.”
- Students must show evidence of their Certified Nursing Assistant License
- A SWC Student ID # is required at the time of application.
- Must have up to date immunizations, Physical Examination and CPR.
The cost of the program is currently estimated to be about $500 (subject to change). Fees include textbooks, parking, and enrollment fees.
Enrollment is restricted to students who have applied within the appropriate application periods through the nursing department and have been accepted. The program accepts 20 students and 5 alternates.
All applications MUST be submitted in person or faxed to 619-216-6603. Applications will only be accepted during the times specified on the application period. Applications are accepted on first come, first served basis- based on time stamps. The first 20 applicants with a complete file will be accepted. Students will be notified of their status via e-mail.
Spring 2015 application period: December 1, 2014 at 9:00 am - December 8, 2014 at 3:00 pm
CLICK HERE FOR THE ACUTE CARE CNA APPLICATION
CLICK HERE FOR PHYSICAL EXAM/IMMUNIZATION FORMS
CLICK HERE FOR ACUTE CARE CNA INFORMATIONAL SLIDE
CLICK HERE FOR STEPS TO ENROLL-NURSING DEPARTMENT