Certified Nursing Assistants/Home Health Aides

Career Opportunities

The Certified Nurse Assistant courses allow the student to be eligible for employment in hospitals and skilled nursing facilities.

Nursing assistants can work in a wide variety of settings: nursing homes, hospitals, adult day care centers, personal homes and assisted living facilities. The nursing assistant serves as a helpful liaison between the RN or LVN and the patient.

The nursing assistant provides care for patients of any age, ethnicity or gender. Since nursing assistants have daily contact with patients, they are gatherers of vital information about the patients’ conditions, which they must then transmit to their supervisors. A CNA’s workload can become intense and fast-paced, but the human contact and ability to help those in medical need is a strong motivating factor. A desire to help people and compassion for patients can help a nurse’s assistant get through difficult days.

You will connect directly with the Licensed Vocational Nurse program offered by FRC. The nursing community is connected with our programs and is eager to include graduates into the medical fields locally and out of Plumas County. Upon completion of the program, many of our students have gone on to work right away.