The core curriculum content of Southern California Nursing Academy includes all topics listed in the California Code of Regulations, Title 22, Section 71835, and Code of Federal Regulations, Section 483.152.
Southern California Nursing Academy follows the Nurse Assistant Training and Assessment Program (NATAP) Model Curriculum, which is updated/revised every 3-4 years in order to keep the strong foundation curriculum current with the community standards of practice.
The NATAP Model Curriculum meets the Title 22: California Code of Regulations, Division 5, Chapter 2.5, Section 1337-1338.5 Certified Nurse Assistant Program and the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (OBRA) requirements 42CFR Chapter IV Section 483.152-483.158. The curriculum meets 60 hours of theory and 100 hours of clinical stated in the Title 22.
The Southern California Nursing Academy Nursing Assistant Training Program (NATP) schedule must contain all the required content areas listed in CCR, Title 22, Division 5, Chapter 2.5, Section 71835(n). Again, there are 16 hours of state and federal required training in the following areas prior to any direct contact with a resident:
- Communication and interpersonal skills
- Infection control
- Safety and emergency procedures including the Heimlich maneuver
- Promoting the independence of patients/residents
- Respecting the rights of patients/residents
This requirement is met if all theory components of the following modules are taught prior to clinical training; Modules 1,2,3,4,5,6,12,14 plus one additional hour from 8E, 8H, 15A, 15C or 16C. The students may then begin the clinical portion of the NATP. The remainder of the classroom theory modules must be taught in conjunction with the clinical training. Southern California Nursing Academy NATP may choose to teach all 60 hours of theory at the beginning of the program. This can be done if significant laboratory skills’ training is provided in conjunction with the theory training. Clinical training for 100 hours may then follow. Laboratory time does not count as part of the required 160 training hours.