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NOTE: Nursing requirements vary by CSU campus. Consult a Counselor and assist.org for detailed course requirements. This plan also prepares students for SMC ADN Program (and other ADN Programs). It is highly recommended that students meet with a Health Science Counselor to discuss differences in requirements for private and out-of-state Nursing Programs.
Noncredit Pathway Opportunity: The noncredit Certificate of Completion below can serve as a bridge into for-credit coursework. Refer to www.smc.edu/noncredit for more information.
- Introduction to Working with Older Adults: HEALTH NC 905, 906 and 907. This certificate is an introductory program for those students interested in credit courses in nursing and allied health. Gerontology is a multidisciplinary science and is applicable to any of the ancillary healthcare services. Students will benefit from the program by learning how to meet the unique and diverse non-medical needs of older adults. For those students completing the certificate program, there are immediate job openings for personal caregivers, companions and support staff.
- Nurse Assistant Pre-Certification Training Program (CNA): HEALTH NC 985 and 986. This certificate assists students in the development of skills needed to succeed in college and prepare for a career as a certified nurse assistant and home health aide. The 180-hour curriculum prepares students to achieve the knowledge, skills, and abilities essential to work as entry level nurse assistants caring for patients in hospitals, assisted living, and long-term care settings.
- Home Health Aide Pre-Certification Program: HEALTH NC 987 and 988. This certificate assists students in the development of skills needed to succeed in college and prepare for a career as a certified home health aide. The 54-hour curriculum prepares students to build upon the knowledge, skills, and abilities of a nurse assistant to work as entry level home health aides caring for patients in home health and hospice settings.