Nurse Assistant (CNA) and Acute Care Nurse Assistant

Job description:

Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA)covers techniques of communication, understanding behavior and identification of ethical issues in patient care. Basic patient care skills such as transferring, positioning, feeding, bathing, bed making and taking vital signs prepare students for clinical experiences in local extended care facilities. Students apply principles of basic nursing care to patients and clients of all ages in skilled nursing and acute care facilities. Hands-on internship experience is part of the training.

Acute Care Nurse Assistant (ACNA)prepares the Certified Nurse Assistant to function at a competent level in the acute care setting, and provides guidelines for acute clinical experiences. Skills are taught that are necessary in the acute care setting. Hands-on internship experience is part of the training.

Contact information:

Department Website: Nurse Assistant/Acute Care Nurse Assistant Program Information

Contact: Fay Johnson

Phone: (805) 546-3119

More degree and certificate information is located on the program page.

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Emergency Medical Services

This program includes Emergency Medical Technician, EMT Refresher and Hazardous Materials First Responder.

Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) presents the techniques of emergency medical care presently considered within the responsibilities of the Emergency Medical Technician I.  Students are taught the fundamental principles and skills required to provide emergency medical care for patients at the scene of an accident or the onset of sudden illness and during transport to a medical facility. Hands-on clinical and field internship experience is part of the training.

EMT Refresher allows Emergency Medical Technicians to review and update the knowledge and skills required to qualify for the State of California Emergency Technician Level I certification. 

Contact information:

Department Website: Emergency Medical Service Program Information

Contact: Heather Tucker

Phone: (805) 546-3119

More degree and certificate information is located on the program page.

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Paramedic Program

Paramedic training builds on a solid foundation of basic EMT knowledge and experience.  The paramedic has an evolving role that is complex and ever expanding. At this institution, the student is prepared for this role by acquiring knowledge and the ability to perform at a level which is higher than the current minimum standard.  The training program prepares the graduate to function as a beginning practitioner according to national standards. Hands-on clinical and field internship experience is part of the training. 

Contact information: 

Department Website: RN

Contact: Dennis Rowley

Phone: (805) 546-3119

More degree and certificate information is located on the curriculum page.

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Medical Assisting and Phlebotomy

Medical Assisting Basics introduces the medical assisting role and responsibilities, professionalism, and medical terminology.  Concepts of anatomy, physiology, and computer basics are presented.

Medical Assisting Fast Track prepares the student for an entry-level position as a medical assistant. The course includes verbal and written communication, basic and advanced clinical skills, medical office management techniques, and professional employment marketing skills.  Hands-on externship experience is part of the training.

Phlebotomy is designed for students with prior medical training such as medical assistants, certified nursing assistants, respiratory therapists, LVN's, or RN's. Prepares the student in essential blood specimen collecting skills to fulfill state phlebotomy certificate requirements. Hands-on externship experience is part of the training.

Contact information:

Department Website: Psychiatric Technician

Contact: Dawn Smith

Phone: (805) 546-3119

More degree and certificate information is located on the program page.

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Psychiatric Technician

Psychiatric Technicians utilize the nursing process in the provision of care and treatment to individuals with mental illness and/or intellectual impairment under the supervision of a Physician, Psychologist and/or Registered Nurse. They monitor and assess patients’ physical and mental health status. The Psychiatric Technician acts as a member of the interdisciplinary treatment team. They participate in rehabilitation and treatment programs, assist patients with activities of daily living, and administer medications and treatments. Hands-on internship experience is part of the training.

Contact information

Web: Psych Tech Program
Contact: Jenny Grant
Phone: (805) 468-3175

More degree and certificate information is located on the curriculum page.

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Licensed Vocational Nursing (LVN)

The Licensed Vocational Nursing (LVN) program prepares students for entry-level vocational nursing positions in a variety of healthcare settings. Upon completion of the program, graduates are eligible to take the National Vocational Nursing Licensure examination (NCLEX-VN). Hands-on internship experience is part of the training. 

Contact information

Web: Nursing
Contact: Nursing and Allied Department
Phone: (805) 546-3119

More degree and certificate information is located on the curriculum page.

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Nursing, Registered (RN)

The Associate Degree Nursing Program at Cuesta College is a four-semester program that prepares nurses for beginning practice level registered nursing in hospitals, health care facilities, and in homes. Upon completion of the program, graduates are eligible to take the licensure examination for Registered Nursing. Hands-on internship experience is part of the training. 

Contact information

Web: Nursing
Contact: Nursing and Allied Health Department
Phone: (805) 546-3119

More degree and certificate information is located on the curriculum page.

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