Nursing Assistants or Nurses Aides are personnel who are trained to assist under the supervision of a Registered Nurse or Vocational Nurse with the basic bedside nursing care. This course prepares the student to function as an entry-level worker on a health care team in a long-term care facility. Focus will be on preparing the student to provide direct care to the patient/resident; promote comfort measures; and collect, record and report data to licensed personnel. Principles of critical thinking, team building, ethics, caring and cultural sensitivity are integrated throughout the course. The student will be eligible for certification by the State of California as a nurse assistant upon satisfactory completion of this course and the State Competency Evaluation. With Healthcare Career Center you can be a Nurse Assistant in just 11 weeks.