attend a Nurse Assistant Orientation . Students must purchase a
Merced College Nurse Assistant Program Handbook at the
Merced College bookstore prior to orientation. The
orientation will provide the necessary information needed to successfully
complete the requirements prior to registration.
The information listed below will be need to be submitted to the
Allied Health Office:
Clearance of Conviction
The prospective student must sign the Clearance of
Conviction form (located in handbook) stating they have not been convicted of
any crime other than a minor traffic violation. If you have a violation, please
contact the Department of Public Health at 916-327-2445 to request a clearance
of conviction. Nurse Assistant Certification is prohibited if there are any
convictions listed unless the action has been dismissed or the individual has
obtained a Certificate of Rehabilitation. The clearance issued from the state
must be submitted to the Allied Health secretary prior to registration.
Nurse Assistant Initial Application (CDPH 283 B forms)
Two (2) Nurse Assistant Applications - forms must be typed!
It is required of all Skilled Nursing facilities to
fingerprint all Nurse Assistant students and prospective employees. This is
affected by the Health and Safety Code 133.8 and 1736.1. Effective May 18, 1999,
prospective students will be Live Scan fingerprinted. This
fee will be paid for by the training facility not the student.
Physical Exam and
Students must fill out the Health Questionnaire and have
a Physical Exam no later than 6 months prior to enrollment.
TB Skin Test (Purified Protein Derivative/Tuberculosis)
Students must have a PPD skin test. If previous test was
positive, submit proof of a negative chest x-ray. Chest x-rays are valid
for two (2) years.
Current CPR card either the
Health Care Provider
or The Professional Rescuer
(certification must not expire the semester you are in the program).
After the student has completed ALL of the requirements
listed, he/she will then submit all paperwork to the Allied Health Office
(AHC-126). After the Allied Health Office has obtained Certification Abuse
Registry Clearance, the student will then be given a voucher to register for
Upon successful completion of the Nurse Assistant
Program, the student must complete the Certification Exam in order to become a
Certified Nursing Assistant. The exam has been developed to meet the evaluation
requirement of federal and state nurse aid competency evaluation legislation.
The test is offered monthly throughout the state. The test may be offered at
Merced College upon completion of each training course. The tests consists of 2
parts: written and manual. The fee is $90.
NEW STUDENTS WILL
BE REQUIRED TO APPLY FOR COLLEGE ADMISSION AND COMPLETE APPROPRIATE REGISTRATION
PROCEDURES, AND OBTAIN A STUDENT I.D. CARD.
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