Nurse Assistant Program
Summer 2013 - Mandatory program orientation will be held on June 5, 2013 at 3:30 pm in the RHSI building on the Yreka Campus. The course will begin the week of June 11, 2013. For further information, call the Nursing Office at 841-5929.
Certified Nurse’s Assistants (CNAs) are essential members of the health care team. CNAs are hired in a wide variety of settings but most frequently in nursing homes. Because of the nature of their work, they often work overtime, as well as evenings, weekends, and holidays. The outlook for work in this field is quite good. The demand for CNAs continues to rise annually.
CNAs are governed by specific job descriptions which define the legal limits of their responsibilities and regulate their code of conduct. CNAs are held to a state standard for mandated reporting.
CNAs provide basic care under the supervision of a registered nurse or licensed vocational nurse and report either to nursing or medical staff. Many RN and VN programs require applicants to have completed a CNA program prior to enrollment. Vocational Nursing programs grant credit towards the VN certificate for previous CNA education and experience. (This will vary with different schools.)
College of the Siskiyous offers short-term, nine-week courses over the summer or sixteen-week courses in the fall and spring semesters. The program provides theory and clinical skills.Jobs available in: