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Certified Nursing Assistant

Effective Spring 2022 Semester

All students applying for Nursing, DMS, EMS, and CNA are required to have proof of completed COVID-19 vaccine and booster. This is a requirement to enter clinical facilities as well as take face-to-face classes at MSJC.


Now accepting applications for summer 2022; see the end of the CNA page for more information and the flyer in the upper left

CNA Pre-registration Packet

1. Download Pre-registration Application Packet and fill out ​​during the CNA Application Filing Period.  The updated and current application will always be available at the beginning of the current application period.

2. Submit documents via the link below. Upload under the category "Certified Nursing Assistant Documents"

3. Once your application is accepted you will receive correspondece from the department to your personal and/or student email account with the acceptance packet.

Deadline to submit complete Preregistration Application Packet 

Fall Deadline is June 2nd - Applications available beginning May 2nd

Spring Deadline is November 3rd - Applications available beginning October 3rd

Submit Documents Here

Instructions:

  1. Once you click on the Submit Documents Online Here box below, you will be take to the submission page. 
  2. Please enter your personal information then scroll down to select your program from the list.  When you click on your program it will expand with options for uploading. 
  3. Please choose the type of document or leave it blank.  Then click the attachments button to upload your documents. 
  4. Once your documents are attached scroll down to the bottom of the page and click submit in the bottom left. 

NOTE:  You are responsible to submit to the correct department.  If you submit to the wrong department we are unable to retrieve your documents and they are considered as not submitted.

For assistance with any part of the submission process please visit our Welcome Center

 

Program Description


The Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) program, as part of the Allied Health department​, is a full-term class that provides interested students the opportunity to experience the field of nursing, and decide if this career might be for them, without making a long term commitment. The CNA Program currently accommodates 30 students each semester.

This is a one semester, 160-180 hour course, including lecture and clinical practice, which prepares students to take the State of California Certification Examination​ as a Certified Nursing Assistant. CNA job opportunities are widely available in acute care hospitals and skilled care nursing. 

CNA certification is an excellent preparation for students desiring to pursue a VN or RN license.   

 

Program Requirements


NOTE: The Student Health Center is able to help our Nursing & Allied Health students complete the requirements to start their program.  A Physician Assistant is available by appointment on Wednesdays from 8:30am-5pm (alternating campuses) and can do program physicals. Feel free to contact them for more information via email or call (951) 465-8371.
 
       Program requirements found in the acceptance packet include the following
 
1. CNA Preregistration Application
2. American Heart Association BLS Healthcare Provider Certification (CPR Card)
3.. Proof of negative TB – 2 Step-Mantoux Skin Test or TB quantiFERON Gold 
4. COVID-19 Vaccine
5. Physical exam (MSJC form only)
6. CNA Initial Application
7. Live Scan (Background Check)
8. Drug Screening 
 
Not required but highly recommended:
1. Hep B Vaccine
2. Flu Vaccine 

 

 
Program Enrollment Process

1. Must have an MSJC student ID number. Apply for admissions here.

2. Download Pre-registration Application Packet and fill it out.

3. Please scan all documents as one file and submit to the "Submit Documents Here" button.  Note: You can use your phone if you do not have access to a scanner. Use the free application Adobe Scan and save the document as a PDF.
 

For all information related to the application process and entry into the MSJC Certified Nursing Assistant program, please attend a CNA information workshop. Must have a MSJC student ID number to attend a CNA workshop. View CNA Information Workshop Presentation here

Clinical Sites

  1. Alta Vita Village
  2. Devonshire Care Center (DCC)
  3. Life Care Center of Menifee (LCCOM)

 

Program Learning Outcomes


 

Home Health Aide

1. Download Pre-registration Application Packet and fill out ​​during the Home Health Aide Application Filing Period.  The updated and current application will always be available at the beginning of the current application period.

2. Submit documents via the Submit Documents Here link at the top of the page. Upload under the category "Certified Nursing Assistant Documents"

3. Once your application is accepted you will receive correspondece from the department to your personal and/or student email account with the acceptance packet.

 

Contact by phone 951-639-5577 or email nursingandah@msjc.edu if you have any questions.