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Nurse Assistant Program

Become a CNA! If you are interested in the nursing field, kickoff your education with a nurse assistant course. The hands on experience gained through real world clinical training will prepare students for employment within the nursing community. Theory and skills learned in class will be directly applied during these clinical experiences. After becoming certified, many students choose to make nursing a career and take great pride in the joy they can deliver helping others.

Nurse Assistant Links

Brochure
Student Performance Fact Sheet
CA EDD Occupational Guide


Prerequisites


Intro to Anatomy & Physiology

This course is designed for students entering the health care professional programs. It provides a foundation for the clinical topics covered in those courses by requiring mastery of factual material and problem solving techniques. This course is intended to adequately prepare students for these courses and for health science and nursing programs. The course is also designed to encourage the student to apply critical think skills in the clinical setting related to the disease process.

Intro to A&P Program Links

Student Performance Fact Sheet

Nutrition for Nurses

This course is designed to provide the student an understanding of basic nutrition science for students who plan on entering a health care or nursing profession. Students will become familiar with the principles of diet planning, food labeling; the biological functions and food sources of each nutrient, energy balance, weight management, and physical activity. The role of nutrition in chronic disease, development, food safety issues, nutrition throughout the life cycle and current nutrition related controversies.

Nutrition Program Links

Student Performance Fact Sheet

Pharmacology for Nurses

This course is designed to introduce students to the nurse’s role and responsibilities of medication administration and the basic principles of pharmacology. Presents introductory core concepts of pharmacology including drug regulations, classifications, schedules, categories, delivery systems calculations, drug administration. Presents immediate medical/surgical core concepts of clinical pharmacology which includes major body systems/disorders, and methods drugs are used therapeutically to treat them. Teaches the student to employ critical thinking skills to determine the effectiveness of the medication using the nursing process.

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Home Health Aide Program

Prerequisite:

(Students are required to have a current CNA certificate prior to being given full admittance to the program)

Home Health Aides are CNA's with additinal training. This training is designed for patients who need help within their own homes. Performing much of the same work as a CNA, HHA's deliver care for disabled persons, convalescent, elderly and discharged hospital patients requiring short term care.

Home Health Aide Links

Brochure
Student Performance Fact Sheet
CA EDD Occupational Guide


Intravenous Therapy

Prerequisite:

(To enroll in this class the student must prove licensure in the state of California as a Licensed Vocational Nurse.)

This course is designed to prepare Licensed Vocational Nurses and students who are currently enrolled in an approved Vocational Nursing Program to start and superimpose intravenous fluid via primary or secondary infusion lines and perform blood withdrawal. The course will cover psychological preparation of the patient, legal aspect in IV therapy and blood withdrawal, infection control, indications for IV therapy, types of venipuncture devices, delivery systems, intravenous fluids, venipuncture sites, observation of the patient, regulation of the fluid flow, selection of equipment, complications of IV therapy, methods of blood withdrawal, method selection, safety measures, complications and preparation of withdrawal sites. Students will perform simulated and actual intravenous catheterizations and blood withdrawal.

IV Therapy Links

Student Performance Fact Sheet


Blood Withdrawal

Prerequisite:

(To enroll in this class the student must prove licensure in the state of California as a Licensed Vocational Nurse.)

The purpose of this course is to provide you with the knowledge and skills to safely perform blood withdrawal from your patients in an organized health care facility. We are confident that upon completion of the theory and clinical phase of training you will possess the knowledge and skills to provide this valuable therapy to your patients.
The course includes rationale and legal aspects for blood withdrawal; relevant anatomy and physiology; principles and techniques for blood withdrawal; and the care and monitoring of the patient undergoing this procedure.

Blood Withdrawal Links

Student Performance Fact Sheet

Vocational Nurse Program

Prerequisite:

(Students are required to complete the following prerequisites prior to being given full admittance to the program:)
  • Current Certified Nurse Assistant
  • Pharmacology (54 hours)
  • Anatomy & Physiology (36 hours)
  • and Nutrition (36 hours)
The training is conducted Monday through Friday and is completed 42 weeks after participation in the first day of class. The course content is delivered through lectures and instructor demonstrations and student return demonstrations in addition the students are exposed to actual nursing procedures and techniques in the clinical setting.
Knowledge evaluation is continuous throughout the programs and this is achieved with the use of test and quizzes which are related to the presented subject material in both the classroom and clinical settings.


VN Program Links

Brochure
Student Performance Fact Sheet
CA EDD Occupational Guide


Maternity/Child Nursing

Disclosure:

(This course is designed for Certified Nursing Assistants who are applying to the California Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians to use Method #3 to become a Licensed Vocational Nurse in the State of California.)

Utilization of the nursing process in the assessment and management of the childbearing family. Emphasis on the bio-psycho-socio-cultural needs of the family during the phases of pregnancy, childbirth, and the neonatal period including the abnormal conditions. The student will utilize critical thinking and a systematic problem-solving approach to plan for the basic care needs of the childbearing family during the prenatal, intrapartum, and postpartum periods. The student will also integrate the teaching needs of the childbearing family into the plan care.

Maternity/Child Nursing Links

Student Performance Fact Sheet


Pediatric Nursing

Disclosure:

(This course is designed for Certified Nursing Assistants who are applying to the California Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians to use Method #3 to become a Licensed Vocational Nurse in the State of California.)

This course involves the study of childhood diseases and childcare from infancy through adolescence. The course focuses on the care of the well child and the ill child utilizing the nursing process. Disease processes are considered within the framework of growth and development of the well and ill child. Emphasis is placed on learning the critical thinking skills required to provide nursing care to children and families experiencing acute, long-term and or terminal illness.

Pediatric Nursing Links

Student Performance Fact Sheet

   

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January 1st, 2012 The President and Officers of Nursing Practice and Education Consultants DBA: Curam College of Nursing reserve the right to change information, regulations, requirements and procedures announced in its catalogue or on their website; to change the requirements for admission, graduation or diploma; to change arrangements, scheduling, credit or content of courses; and to change fees listed in this catalog. The College reserves the right to refuse to admit or re-admit any student at any time should it be deemed necessary in the interest of the student or of the College to do so and to require the withdrawal of any student at any time who fails to give satisfactory evidence of academic ability, earnestness or purpose, or active cooperation in all requirements for acceptable scholarship.
The President/Officers of Nursing Practice and Education Consultants DBA: Curam College of Nursing.