Nurse Builders Academy

Program Title


Nursing Assistant (CNA)

This program discusses Role and Responsibilities of Nursing Assistant, Resident’s Rights, Communication and Interpersonal skills, Prevention and Management of Catastrophe and Unusual Occurrences, Body Mechanics, Medical and Surgical Asepsis, Weights and Measures, Patient Care Skills, Patient Care Procedures, Vital Signs, Nutrition, Emergency Procedures, Long Term Care Patients, Rehabilitative Nursing, Observation and Charting, and Death and Dying.  Completion of this program also prepares the student to take the competency examination, which qualifies the candidate for the State (California) certification as a Nurse Assistant to become CNA.  Job Title: Nurse Assistant. 

Prerequisites: None.

Sterile Processing Technician

This course involves a careful examination of the different processes involved in CSSPD.  Upon completion of training, students receive a Certificate of Completion and prepare to take the proficiency examination by the Certification Board for Sterile Processing and Distribution, Inc. (CBSPD).  Some of the areas of study:  Roles and Responsibilities; Microbiology; Infection Control; Decontamination; Patient Care Equipment; Preparing and Packaging of Surgical Instruments; Sterilization; Sterile Storage; Distribution.

Prerequisites: None.

Home Health Aide







This program discusses:

·         Introduction of Aides and agency role

·         Interpretation of medical and social needs of the client

·         Personal cares services

·         Nutrition

·         Cleaning and care task in the home

Completion of this course will qualify students for the State (California) certification as a Home Health Aide.  Students receiving the certificate will have entry skills as a Home Health Aide in the home setting.  Job title: Home Health Aide.

Prerequisites: Must Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA).

Acute Care Nurse Assistant

This course is designed to prepare CNAs for employment in an acute care facility.  The curriculum provides a review of nursing assistant skills with emphasis on specialized acute care areas such as medical, surgical, orthopedic, pediatric, and obstetrical units. This course includes both classroom instruction and clinical practice. At the completion of the course, students will demonstrate knowledge of skills required to assist the nurse in providing nursing care and service to the patient in an acute care setting. Job Title: Acute Care Nurse Assistant.

Prerequisites: Must Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA).

Restorative/Rehabilitative Nursing Assistant


This course is designed to provide CNAs optimal physical, activities of daily living, range of motion exercises and mobility among others to enhance the client’s/resident’s quality of life.

Job Title: Restorative/Rehabilitative Nursing Assistant.

Prerequisites: Must Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA).

Home Care Aide

Your role as a caregiver; terms of employment; basic safety; precautions; emergency procedure; infection control; understanding client rights; lifting and moving clients; recognizing and reporting abuse; helping with activities of daily; living and independence ADLs.

Continue Education Unit (for CNA and HHA only)

Preparing the healthcare communication for biological, chemical and radiological weapon; bioterrorism and other emergencies be prepared be safe; Responding to biological chemical and radiological agents of terror; Program techniques used to identify program needs of the clients; Evaluations and assessment procedure; Physical problem and needs; Managing assaultive behavior; Signs and symptoms of illness or dysfunction; Basic skills required to meet the health needs and problems of the client; Client’s right; Depression and the elderly; Meeting mental health needs;  The confused resident strategies for quality care; Aging the natural process; Continuous quality improvement in long term care; Nursing care stroke; Nursing care respiratory disease; Nursing care arthritis resident; Nursing care hearty disease; Nursing care hip fractures total hip replacement; Sensory deprivation and stimulation; Hearing disorders; Signs and symptoms of cardiopulmonary distress; sexual harassment and violence in the workplace; Range of motion prevention of contractures; Management of arthritis; Hypo hyperglycemia symptoms; Guidelines of theft and loss; Safeguarding patient’s information; Needs and problems of the elderly; Contact precaution; Droplet precaution; Airborne precaution; Bloodborne pathogens; Preventing healthcare associated infections in long term care; Isolation precautions; HBV/HIV prevention standard universal precaution; TLC-truly listening to our customer; Effective communication skills; Interpersonal relationships and communication skills; Communications the process; Communications nurse-patient relationships; Communications manager relationships; Communications peer relationships; Nutrition and hydration; Pressure ulcer prevention; incontinent care; Understanding of skin breakdown; Nutritional needs; Proper documentation; Understanding informed consent; Evacuation and disaster preparedness; Fire Safety; Fire prevention and disaster preparedness; Body mechanism; Gait belt; Positioning in wheelchair and in bed; Lifting safely to prevent injury; Positioning and lifting; Vital signs blood pressure; Vital signs respiration; Vital signs temperature; Vital signs Pulse; Vital signs pain; Elder abuse and neglect; Fall prevention for the elderly; Fall prevention in long term care preventative strategies and procedure; Skincare for elderly; Bathing the resident; Personal hygiene; Abuse prevention; Depression; Dementia; Environment and dementia residents; Recognizing pain in dementia residents; Documentation related to dementia residents; Supporting the significant others of dementia residents; Recognizing symptoms of dementia and calming fears; Understanding and caring for resident with depression; Alzheimer’s disease cognitive impatient; Mental decline and care giving challenge; Physical decline and care giving challenge; Understanding and managing difficult behavior; Recognizing and reporting mental changes; Nutrition and hydration of dementia residents; Providing quality care to dementia residents; Slips trips and falls; Elopement; Preventing unsafe wandering and elopement; Resident smoking; Resident diet; Chocking prevention; Resident safety your first concern; Resident’s rights; Confidentiality; Handling difficult situation; Dignity and respect privacy; Standard precaution; Confidentiality of resident information; Visual problems; Quality assurance improvement; Recording percentage of intake.