Welcome to the Nurse Assistant Training Program (NATP). The course is a 6-week blended online training program. It uses Zoom as the media for conducting the lecture series followed by hands-on clinical training in a skilled nursing facility.
To begin, you will need to log into www.zoom.com and create an account. Once your account is created you will return there daily to join the online lecture series that begins promptly at 5:00pm and ends at 9pm. You will receive a Zoom invitation that contains the meeting ID and password to participate.
The NATP course is designed to provide the student with the knowledge and skills necessary to perform basic care services for a patient (acute care setting) or resident (long-term care setting). It prepares the student to function in the role of a Certified Nursing Assistant (BLS Code 31-1014.00) under the supervision of a registered nurse (RN) or licensed practical nurse (LPN). This course is designed to meet the curriculum requirements of the California Department of Public Health (CDPH). The basic nursing assistant proficiency examination is the State-approved competency evaluation, with both written and manual skills components. The course requires the student to complete 60 clock hours of theory lecture, perform 100 clock hours in a clinical setting, and successfully demonstrate 21 manual patient/resident care skills. Satisfactory completion of the course provides eligibility to take the CDPH established competency written examination for State certification as a certified nursing assistant.
The seventeen modules that we will cover in the program can be accessed by clicking on the course title above.
- Teacher: Julie Valle