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NEW ONLINE CNA Course – under the approval process.
Professional Medical Careers Institute offers training for Nurse Assistants. This course provides all necessary training for state certification and state testing.
Professional Medical Careers Institute is an Approved Testing Site for CNA (Certified Nurse Assistant) in Southern California. Currently the ONLINE course is undergoing the state approval process. Live courses have been offered at PMCI for the past 15 years. Pass rates have been above average.
Learn the skills you need to provide patient care in a variety of health care settings, where you will work as an essential member of the nursing team. Job placement is available for CNA Alumni. Currently there is an urgent need to well-trained Certified Nurse Assistants in the Community. This NEW online program will provide many of the same benefits as our current LIVE program.
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Monday, October 16, 2023 At 8:00 AM (15 seats available)
Professional Medical Careers Institute, 920 Hampshire Road, Suite S, Westlake Village, Ca. 91361
PMCI's Nursing Assistant program is a 185 - hour program consisting of academic course work (66 hours of theory); practical application of theory and skills in the clinical setting (119 hours).
Academic coursework includes: The curriculum's focus is on the acquisition of knowledge, clinical nursing skills and application of biological and psychological concepts with special consideration for the unique cultural, social, and spiritual needs of a diverse California population.
Upon completion of this program it is expected that PMCI's graduate will:
1. Understand the function and role of a CNA in the health care community.
2. Participate in the nursing process under the guidance of a Licensed Vocational Nurse, Registered Nurse or Physician.: Gather Data Such as Vitals.
3. Communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing, with clients, peers and other members health care team.
4. Be able to plan and organize time in order to give care efficiently and professionally in structured settings.
5. Demonstrate professional behaviors that promote the development and practice of the nursing profession.
6. Demonstrate ethical behavior and accountability in the practice of nursing.
7. Demonstrate competency in entry-level nursing assistant knowledge and skills for the provision of direct patient care under the direction of a licensed physician, registered nurse or licensed vocational Nurse in the long-term facility.
8. Demonstrate knowledge of first aid and CPR in selected situations.
9. Demonstrate Vitals: Blood Pressure, Temperature, Breathing Rate, Pain Scale 1 - 10
The lesson plan reflects the philosophical priorities of the institution, and instruction must be viewed as the primary function of PMCI. To this end, the following points apply:
Students must be seen as learners first rather than customers or consumers.
Students should gain skills of responsibility, teamwork, communication, self- discipline, ethical standards, goal setting and time management in order to succeed in future endeavors.
EVALUATION METHODOLOGY FOR CURRICULUM AND CLINICAL THEORY GRADING SCALE
Students will be given a series of tests for each theory subject. Students must earn a 75% or better to pass all theory exams.
Students falling below this standard will be required to repeat the course.
Remediation will be offered to all students who have difficulty meeting this standard. The method of evaluation will include multiple choice and true/false exams, case studies, quizzes and instructor observation.
The following procedures will be implemented by PMCI's Nursing Program:
No grades will be given over the telephone to a student or any other person under any circumstances.
No indication of grade status, such as pass-fail, will be given over the telephone to a student or to any other person under any circumstances.
A grade average below 75% in any nursing assistant or clinical course may result in dismissal from the program. Those at 74% or 73% may be placed on academic probation for one week only. If the grade average for the next week falls below 75% the student will be dismissed from the course, but will be allowed to retake the course at a later date.
(Tests may be repeated)
The student may be placed on a probationary period and counseled on the status of their grades at the discretion of the instructor.
Nursing Course Grading:
A: 90 - 100
B: 81 - 89
C: 75 - 80
D: 74 – 73 – NOT PASSING
F: 72.9 and below
REMEDIATION: Students who fall below the acceptable passing mark in theory or clinical will be given remediation on a weekly basis. The remediation sessions will be held on Fridays. Students who fail an exam may retake the test after remediation once. The highest grade available on a repeat exam is 75% - or a grade of C.
INSTRUCTOR TO STUDENT RATIO: The instructor to student ratio will not exceed 1:15 in the clinical setting. Preferably the ratio will be 1:10 to better supervise and teach valuable clinical skills. The maximum instructor to student ratio in theory will not exceed 1:30; with a preferred ratio of 1:15.
RNPD Monitoring: Program Director, Helen Taylor is Full Time
CLINICAL TRAINING: Clinical Training will take place at approved Skilled Nursing Facilities in the following cities: Camarillo, Cloverdale and Newbury Park.
CNA graduates get priority placement into the LVN Program
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