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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Simi Institute for Careers & Education | Evaluated Learning Experience

Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) AH 201


180 hours (20 weeks).

Simi Institute for Careers and Education Main Campus, Simi Valley, California

April 2017 - Present.

Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Online/distance learning
Hybrid course/exam
Supervised Practice
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of the learning experience, students will be able to: describe the functions of body systems appropriate to the nursing assistant scope of practice; describe the roles and responsibilities of nursing assistants, including ethics, communication, legal responsibilities, and abuse laws; demonstrate professional communication skills, including recording and reporting, and legal and ethical responsibilities; demonstrate safety and infection control practices that comply with standards of practice for nursing assistants; identify stages of growth and development; define common medical terms and abbreviations used in health care; comply with privacy and confidentiality laws; demonstrate behaviors consistent with professional work ethics; adhere to the policies and procedures of clinical sites; demonstrate competence and proficiency in the following categories of skills: communication and interpersonal relationships, safety and infection control, personal care procedures, vital signs, nutritional requirements and techniques, admission, transfer, and discharge procedures, exercise and activity, elimination, unsterile warm and cold applications, care to clients with special needs, end of life care, and care to clients with cognitive impairment. Prerequisite: High school diploma or equivalent recommended.


This course covers basic care and care procedures for patients in hospitals and residents of long-term care facilities such as nursing homes; vital signs; medical asepsis; body mechanics; residents’ rights, and nutrition.

Credit recommendation: 

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 5 semester hours in Allied Health (4/22).