Certified Nursing Assistant Program

Program Level: Certificates, Continuing Education
Department: Workforce Training Network
Institute: Health & Biosciences
College: PAC

Play an important role in the care of clients in hospitals and long-term care facilities. It is the nursing assistant who provides basic care at the bedside while ensuring the safety and comfort of clients. All requirements must be met prior to registration.



Basic Life Support training reinforces healthcare professionals’ understanding of the importance of early CPR and defibrillation, basic steps of performing CPR, relieving choking, and using an AED; and the role of each link in the Chain of Survival.


OSHA - 10 HR - OSHT 1003

Learn specific techniques involving the safe handling of blood and airborne pathogens as well as general safety and security in the medical office. Review of the right to know and MSDS standards.


Achieve a level of knowledge, skills, and abilities essentials to provide basic care to residents of long-term care facilities. You will engage in topics that include resident’s rights, communication,  safety, observation,  reporting, and assisting residents in maintaining basic comfort and safety.  In addition, you will learn the importance of effective interaction with members of the health care team.



Gain the necessary health-related work-based experience that enables you to apply specialized materials, theory, skills, and concepts to the care of residents in a nursing care facility under the direct supervision of the instructor. Prerequisite: Individuals must successfully complete the Nursing Assistant (NURA 1001) lecture, class.

  • David Rutkoski 

    Phone: 210-486-3411
    Email: drutkoski@alamo.edu
    Campus: Palo Alto College (PAC)
    Building: Sabine Hall (SABINE) Room 115

  • Angela Garcia 

    Phone: 210-486-3325
    Email:  agarcia221@alamo.edu
    Campus: Palo Alto College (PAC)
    Building: Sabine Hall (SABINE) Room 101

  • Angelita Wolfe   

    Phone: 210-486-3412
    Email: awolfe@alamo.edu
    Campus: Palo Alto College (PAC)
    Building: Palomino Center (PC) 104