CNA (Pre-Certification) Internship - Laguna Hills HS
with R. Short-Baker
Start date will be available in July.
Students participating in this class must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19, including a booster shot, as required by the internship site.
UC / 10 credits
Learn the necessary skills to become a certified nurse assistant. Assist patients with basic personal needs such as bathing, dressing, feeding, and ambulation. Practice techniques of infection control, measure and record vital signs, and recognize psychosocial needs. After initial classroom instruction, intern at a skilled nursing facility.
To meet the UC/CSU admission requirements (“G” credit), students must earn a grade of 70% or better.
IMPORTANT NOTICE 1: During the clinical portion of this class, the instructor and students will be tested weekly for COVID-19. This is required by the skilled nursing facility for the protection of their patients and is at no cost to the student. Students who decline COVID-19 testing may not enroll in this class.
IMPORTANT NOTICE 2: Health occupations classes include the study of reproductive and other systems and require practicing procedures on other students and/or patients, both male and female, of differing ages. Participation in these activities is required for a certificate of completion and continuation in the career pathway. Additionally, these classes may require heavy lifting and bending. Lastly, some programs require the submission of personal information, such as DOB and social security numbers, with state agencies and/or clinical internship partners due to licensing and security clearance requirements.
Certification: Students will be eligible to take the written and performance examination to become a State Certified Nurse Assistant upon successful completion of the course with a 75% or better. Students will earn the American Heart Association BLS for Healthcare Providers card.
Prerequisites: Students must be at least 16 years of age and preference is given to seniors. Students must be responsible for their own transportation to and from the internship site. Students must bring their Social Security card and a valid state-issued ID to the first class session or they will be dropped. Live Scan fingerprinting, physical exam, TB clearance, and vaccinations are required for all students prior to internship. Students must earn a grade of 75% or better in the classroom portion of the course to be placed at an internship site.
Required Hours: 2 Saturdays Required - dates and times to be determined. It is recommended that individuals with convictions other than a minor traffic violation obtain a criminal clearance from the Department of Health Services before registering for this class.
Class meets on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, from 3:30 PM to 7:30 PM, and 2 Saturdays - times and dates TBD.
Tue - Thu from 3:30 - 7:30 pm
Laguna Hills HS
25401 Paseo de Valencia
Laguna Hills, CA 92653 Get directions