American College of Nursing, Concord:
Conveniently located in downtown Concord CA, in the East Bay area (just 30 miles east of San Francisco), the American College of Nursing (ACN) provides a range of general and continuing education nursing and healthcare programs. Designed for students interested in beginning, or furthering, a career in the healthcare industry, our courses include a 12-month Vocational Nursing program, a Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) course, a Psychiatric Technician Program, and more.
Nursing / Healthcare Career Training Programs:
Vocational Nurse Program
The Vocational Nursing Program is a 12-month Certificate program designed to prepare students to perform direct patient care under the supervision of an RN and/or physician. Our VN training program provides students with the necessary knowledge and skills to become safe and competent practitioners.
Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) Program
This training program is a 174-hour course (23 days) with the purpose to prepare students for the State Nurse Assistant examination, which tests for knowledge of theory and applied skills. Upon successful completion of the program, students may apply to take the State Certified Nursing Assistant examination.
Psychiatric Technician Program
This program teaches you to use basic nursing skills and psychiatric principles to interact with and care for clients in a therapeutic manner and monitor treatment modalities. Students learn to perform basic nursing skills, administer medications, conduct one-to-one relationship development, and participate in group therapy.
Hemodialysis Technician Program
Certified Hemodialysis Technicians in California must complete 280 training hours (80 hours of classroom instruction and 200 hours of hands-on training). Graduates of this program, once certified, are completely ready to assume roles in the Outpatient Hemodialysis Facility as fully functional employees.
Healthcare Continuing Education (CE) Courses:
CNA Acute Care Training
This training program has been developed to prepare the long term care nurse assistant to function at a competent level in an acute care setting.
Home Health Aide
Our Home Health Aide program was designed as a 40-hour add-on course to follow a nurse assistant curriculum that meets Federal and State training regulations. This training program was developed following the Department of Health Services guidelines for the education of nurse assistants to become certified home health aides.
American Heart training combines discussions and videos with hands-on skills training to promote effective learning and keep students motivated. The course is based on real-life rescue scenarios and lessons that reinforce decision-making skills so you’ll be confident to respond when an emergency occurs.- CNA Acute Care
IV Therapy/Blood Withdrawal Certification Course
This 36 hour course in intravenous and blood withdrawal is designed to teach RNs and LVNs basic techniques in intravenous therapy and blood withdrawal. Successful completion of this course will provide 27 hours of theory and 9 hours of clinical experience, including at least 3 individually supervised successful venipunctures and 3 individually supervised skin punctures by each student on live subjects.