Poway Adult School

 

Nurse Assistant Training Program (NATP) 
Instruction covers basic nursing skills, medical terminology, and basic anatomy and physiology. The course is taught by a licensed nurse. Students spend minimally 60 hours learning theory, 100 hours in clinical or mock clinical experiences and additional hours for test preparation, CPR and a "Meet the Employer" event. One weekend if offered additionally for make-up hours. Students must plan accordingly and attend all class hours.
 

Winter 2022 Dates: February 4, - June 4, 2022

Classes meet two times per week: Fridays 4:00-8:00 pm on Zoom and Saturdays 7:30 am-4:00 pm in person
Important Items to Note:
  • ​Students registering in this program must have proof of Covid vaccination
  • Students will be required to participate in weekly Covid testing

Covid testing is a requirement for clinical participation. Failure to test on time each week results in missed clinical hours and ultimately prevents students from completing the course within the semester. Students who do not complete the course within the term may return the next semester to complete hours and missed modules. However, they may be required to pay the registration fee.

Attendance & Grading

Students must complete all Modules at 75% or better, 100 clinical hours and 60 theory hours. Students who complete all hours and pass the course with a 75% or better (as measured on Module Exams and skills assessments) will be qualified to take the State Certification Exam for nurse assistants.

Technical Requirements

The theory portion of this program is offered on Zoom. These are class meetings where your teacher is present in real time and students must be visible on the computer screen at all times. Students must have access to a computer with audio and video capabilities and good access to the Internet. Contact us if you need assistance with the technical requirements. We are always happy to discuss any aspect of the program with you!

Course Costs: $995. *This includes registration fees, textbook and fingerprinting. Additional fees throughout the course are estimated at $200 - $300 (see step 10 below for details). 

Steps to starting the NATP 

NATP Students must participate in Orientation before starting the course 
(Students may register prior to Orientation.) Choose one date: December 16, January 5, January 13, or NEW DATE, Wednesday, January 26.
Meet at 4:00pm using this Zoom link https://bit.ly/newNA or make an appointment.

1. Read all of the information about the course requirements on this webpage and the Poway Adult School 2021 - 2022 Student Handbook

2. Get Registered - If you're new to Poway Adult School, click on "Register" at the home page of the Poway Adult School website and create a student profile or call the Poway Adult School office at (858) 668-4024 for help. Once you have a profile, you can register. There are two options to pay:

  • Full payment: Online, you can simply open or create your student account and add the course to your cart. Go to "Course" and click "Catalog" to find Nurse Assistant and select the highlighted course number. Then, add it to your cart. If you are having trouble, call the Adult School for help at (858) 668-4024.
  • Payment plan:  First, register with a deposit by going to the Adult School office or call (858) 668-4024. Then, call Nelly Jaoude at (858) 668-4006 or email Nelly to set up your payment plan.
    • The full cost of the course must be paid prior to the last day of class.

3. Make an appointment with your doctor to complete your medical requirements 

  • Make sure your medical form is signed and initialed by your doctor.
  • You will need the following:
    • Covid vaccine (1st does must be by the first date of the class) as health care workers are now mandated to get the vaccine. All previous precautions are in place: testing, hand hygiene, mask, PPE.
    • Proof of negative TB test within 3 months prior to the class
    • Physical exam (use this Medical form - Form must be dated within 3 months prior to the class.
      • For example, if your class starts September 1, your physical must be done in June, July or August.
  • Bring the signed form with you to the first day of on-campus class.
4. Purchase one or two sets of Ceil Blue scrubs.
  • You will need a top and bottom with pockets
  • These can be purchased from various vendors. This example shows the "CEIL BLUE" color and is not intended to promote this company's business (Ceil Blue example here).
  • Ensure you have clean, skid-resistant, closed-toed shoes, any color (tennis / athletic shoes are acceptable)

5. Bring your actual social security card and a government issued photo ID card to class 

  • You must bring both cards to class on fingerprint day
  • Ensure your name is the same on both cards

6. Look for confirmation emails about your class

  • Please watch for emails from the School at the email address you used when you registered. 
  • You will receive an email from ETCN Instructure.com for your course materials which are on Canvas. Please accept this email and follow the instructions.
  • Look for an email telling you when to go to the Adult School office to get your photo taken and receive your name badge.

7. Start class on the scheduled date, attend all classes, and be at the right location!

  • The first several days of class are critical to your success in the program.
  • Students who miss any hours of theory during these dates may not be able to attend clinic as scheduled.
    • Please note the class schedule when registering and ensure your prompt and regular attendance to the correct location for the class session.
  • Locations: On campus, at the clinic site and, when possible, on Zoom
​8. Classes are held in three places: On-campus, at the Skilled Nursing Facility, and on Zoom.

-Classroom Address:
Del Norte High School 16601 Nighthawk Ln, San Diego, CA 92127 - room P-116,  -Nursing Facility Address: Carmel Mountain Rehabilitation: 11895 Avenue of Industry, San Diego, CA 92128
Please park behind building - Clinic Location  Map link to clinic site from Escondido Westfield Mall area

-Online Live Zoom Meetings: You will receive a link for online classes. Watch the video tutorial on how to download Zoom first if needed.

9. Participate in Free Career Resources Designed for You!
-Meet the Employer

Each semester students engage with employers at an event held during class called "Meet the Employer." This is where students learn about current career opportunities. 

-Career Support
Students needing career support can access free workshops on campus and on Zoom as well as 1-1 assistance. Email the Career Education Specialist to request career support. We're here to help you!
 
10. Other cost details
  • Medical exam (before starting the course)
  • TB Test (before starting the course)
  • CPR class and card (approximately $60 in class within the first two weeks of the course)
  • "Ceil Blue" Scrubs (you will need these no later than the first clinic day)
  • Shoes (needed by the first clinic day. You can use clean, closed toed, athletic / tennis shoes)
  • Equipment you may choose to own such as BP cuff, stethoscope, etc. (optional)
  • Certification exam $120 (this requires a cashiers check approximately 30 days before the end of class)
Other Important Items:

Drops and Refunds:
If you need to drop the course after the start date, you may be responsible for the costs of fingerprinting and textbooks. Additional drop fees may apply based on when a drop occurs.
  • Students who choose to drop the course prior to or on the orientation date shall receive a full refund.
  • Students who choose to drop the course after the orientation but before the class start date shall receive a full refund less $110 (for the cost of fingerprinting and books).
  • Students who choose to drop the course after the class start date and within 8 scheduled class sessions shall receive a 75% refund.
  • Students who choose to drop the course after 8 scheduled class sessions shall forfeit all fees.

The course requires students to complete a background check. If you have questions or concerns about the check, please read the following information on Criminal Record Review.

Criminal Record Review

If you have concerns about passing a background check, please complete a Criminal Record Review before taking this course. For information on Criminal Record Review, please visit the Criminal Record Review page.

For information regarding Criminal Background Clearance, please contact the Criminal Background Section.​
Phone Fax: (916) 449-5775 or (916) 552-8854 
Criminal Background Section: P.O. Box 997416, MS 3304, Sacramento, CA 95899

 

 

Useful Information
Poway Adult School 2021 - 2022 Student Handbook
California Department of Public Health all you need to know about nurse assistant certification
Download a NATP Candidate Handbook and more here 
Regional Testing Center Information
Association for Certified Nurse Assistants
Job Market Info and more
Help for English second language learners of Nurse Assisting


Testing location: Grossmont Health Occupational Center, 9368 Oakbourne Road, Santee, CA 92071

Financial Assistance

Your Goals, Our Data
This course is provided by State funds and your fees. In order for the School to comply with State requirements, we need to collect information from students about their goals, job outcomes and starting salaries when hired after our programs. Please help us by answering the data questions when asked during and after your class.

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