About Home Health Aide/Nurse Assistant

Prepare for an entry-level position in acute care and convalescent facilities as well as home care agencies and out-patient clinics.

This Short-term intensive training program prepares you for entry-level employment on the nursing career ladder. At the end of this program, you will be ready to take the State Certification Exam for Nursing Assistant and with the basic skills you have learned, you will be prepared to care for patients in convalescent homes, skilled nursing facilities and acute care hospitals.

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Upon completion of the Home Health Aide/Nurse Assistant Certificate of Accomplishment, you will be highly qualified for entry-level positions in acute care and convalescent facilities as well as home care agencies and out-patient clinics.

Program Options 

Click on the degree or certificate you're interested in earning to see a sample map of courses to take to complete your goal from start to finish. 

Please note that the course maps provided are just an example to help you get started. Please meet with a counselor to personalize the plan to you and your Academic goals. 

The Home Health Aide/Nurse Assistant Certificate of Accomplishment is a Short Term Intensive (one semester) Training Program.

Required Courses

Course Number Course Title Units Certificates Upon Successful Completion
VOCN 23  Nuse Assistance / Convalescent Care 7 10 weeks/ 21 hours per week
VOCN 24 Home Health Aide 2.5 2 weeks/ 32 hours per week
VOCN 25  Nurse Assistant/Acute Care 3.5 6 weeks / 21 hours per week

Total Units: 13

VOCN 23, VOCN 24 and VOCN 25 classes receive college credit. The classes are particularly suited to further studies in the Nursing and Health Career Programs.

View Requirements in College Catalog

Program Admission

The Home Health Aide/Nurse Assistant Certificate has an admission process in addition to the CCSF admission procedure. Please review all admission carefully prior to applying.

LVN Admission Process