Health Sciences

Health Sciences

HS V10  Certified Nurse Assistant  6 Units  
Formerly:   HS 10  
In-Class Hours:   61.25 lecture, 131.25 laboratory  
Enrollment Limitations:   Criminal background clearance. Current CPR certification for health care provider (American Heart Association) or professional rescuer (American Red Cross). Drug and alcohol clearance. Fingerprint clearance. Proof of freedom from and immunity to communicable diseases. No acrylic or long nails in clinical settings. Current negative TB test or chest x-ray. Physical examination demonstrating general good health. No visible tattoos or visible body piercings except single studs in earlobes.  

This course will prepare the student to apply for certification to practice as a nurse assistant, providing care to clients in a variety of health care settings. Theory presentation will be coordinated with clinical practice in skilled nursing facilities to complete the state required curriculum including topics such as patient rights, interpersonal skills, safety, asepsis, clinical skills, nutrition, rehabilitation, documentation and death and dying. Upon completion of this course with a grade of C or better, the student will be eligible to take the certification exam from the California Department of Public Health.

Catalog Notes:   Each student must have a valid social security card to apply to the California Department of Public Health for certification and to obtain a background check; the California Department of Public Health may deny certification to those with criminal records.  
Grade Modes:   Letter Graded  
Field Trips:   May be required  
Degree Applicability:   Applies to Associate Degree  
AA/AS GE:   E1  
Transfer Credit:   None  
HS V12  Home Health Aide  2 Units  
Formerly:   HS 12  
In-Class Hours:   26.25 lecture, 26.25 laboratory  
Enrollment Limitations:   Criminal background clearance. Current CNA certification. Current CPR certification for health care provider (American Heart Association) or professional rescuer (American Red Cross). Drug and alcohol clearance. Fingerprint clearance. Proof of freedom from and immunity to communicable diseases. No acrylic or long nails in clinical settings. Current negative TB test or chest x-ray. Physical examination demonstrating general good health. No visible tattoos or visible body piercings except single studs in earlobes.  

This course is designed to prepare the student to apply for employment and practice as a nurse assistant/home health aide, providing care to clients in the home or hospice setting who are unable to care for themselves.

Grade Modes:   Pass/No Pass Grading  
Degree Applicability:   Not applicable for degree credit  
AA/AS GE:   None  
Transfer Credit:   None  
HS V95  Health Science Internship I  1-4 Units  
Prerequisites:   current CPR certification for health care provider or professional rescuer; current malpractice insurance; meet all clinical facility requirements; fingerprint clearance if required by statute; no visible tattoos or visible body piercings except single studs in ear lobes; no acrylic or long nails in clinical settings; and approval of ADN director  
Corequisites:   enrolled in a minimum of 7 units to include internship  
Advisories/Rec Prep:   completion of or concurrent enrollment in one course in the discipline. Offered on a pass/no pass basis only  

This course offers students who are volunteers (unpaid) an opportunity to obtain work experience related to their field of study. Students are accepted as a result of consultation with a designate faculty member in the discipline and the acceptance of an approved work proposal.

Grade Modes:   Pass/No Pass Grading  
Degree Applicability:   Applies to Associate Degree  
AA/AS GE:   None  
Transfer Credit:   None  
HS V96  Health Science Internship II  1-4 Units  
Prerequisites:   current CPR certification for health care provider or professional rescuer; current malpractice insurance; meet all clinical facility requirements; fingerprint clearance if required by statute; no visible tattoos or visible body piercings except single studs in ear lobes; no acrylic or long nails in clinical settings; and approval of ADN director  
Corequisites:   enrolled in a minimum of 7 units to include internship  
Advisories/Rec Prep:   completion of or concurrent enrollment in one course in the discipline. Offered on a pass/no pass basis only  

This course offers students who are employed in the field an opportunity to expand their work experience related to their field of study. Students are accepted as a result of consultation with a designated faculty member in the discipline and the acceptance of an approved work proposal.

Grade Modes:   Pass/No Pass Grading  
Field Trips:   Will be required  
Degree Applicability:   Applies to Associate Degree  
AA/AS GE:   None  
Transfer Credit:   None