The California colleges Nursing and Allied Health programs provide instruction leading to a certificate, associate degrees, and transfers to four-year institutions. Our goals are to:

  • Improve the employability of newly graduated nurses and allied health professionals to function as safe and effective patient care practitioners
  • Promote and support statewide efforts to increase the pipeline of baccalaureate-prepared nursing and allied health professionals
  • Support colleges to deliver health care workforce training programs to meet the future demands of a growing, aging, and diverse population.

Resource Center

Online grant expenditure reporting system.
Nursing Care Funds for Nursing Year-to-Date Expenditures and Progress Report

Invest and plan for student success or submit a NOVA support request.

College Finance and Facilities Planning Reporting Portal

2022 Assessment Memo (PDF)
Associate Degree Nursing Program Grant Assessment Testing Reporting Requirements/Validation Data

Assessment 2022 Presentation (PDF)
Assessment Test Data Reporting

Annual CCCCO Admissions Assessment Data 2022 (PDF)
California Community Colleges Annual TEAS Validation Project

Guidelines for the Implementation of Nursing Assessment Readiness Tests (PDF)
Revised April 2018

Dataset Instructions (PDF)

2022 Data Sample (Excel)

Validation Data (PDF)

Annual TEAS Validation Data (PDF)

Introduction to Workforce Investment Act Participant Forms (PPT) (December 2009)
Please note important information relating to Veterans' Priority, slides 7 and 8.

Veteran’s Priority Requirements for Federal Grants (PDF) 

Advisory on Use of “Model Prerequisites” for Enrollment in Associate Degree Nursing Programs (ADN)

  • Appendix A: Strategy for Implementing the ADN Prerequisite Model
  • Appendix B: Evaluating Effectiveness of Selection Model(instructions for using EXCEL spreadsheet)
  • Appendix C: Worksheet to Implement Formula for Determining Enrollment and Disproportionate Impact
  • Appendix D: Calculations for Adverse Impact in Selection
  • Appendix E: Expanding the Workbooks to Accommodate more than 190 Applicants/Students

 California Nursing Shortage, 2006 (PDF)

The Nurse Assistant Training and Assessment Program Model Curriculum has been developed to prepare the Nurse Assistant for certification by the State of California as an entry-level worker on a health care team in a long-term care facility. The curriculum is structured to provide theory and practical application on skills needed to function as a Certified Nurse Assistant.

The full CNA Curriculum is located on the California Organization of Associate Degree Nursing (COADN) website.

The Health Workforce Initiative (HWI) was a program of the Workforce and Economic Development division of the California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office. HWI fostered communication and collaboration between the health care industry and education systems. By identifying and highlighting health care workforce needs, HWI helped California Community Colleges to respond effectively to changing workforce needs. With the sunset of the HWI program and website, resources that continue to hold relevancy today can be found below.

Nursing Assistant Curriculum

The Certified Nursing Assistant model curriculum was last updated by the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office in 2018. The curriculum meets federal and state requirements, in addition to the requirements for 60 hours of theory and 100 hours of clinical stated in the California Health and Safety Code.

Home Health Aid Curriculum

The California Community College Health Care Initiative and the Regional Health Occupations Resource Centers developed the following curriculum in compliance with federal and state requirements for the training of nursing assistants to become home health aides.

Hi-Touch Health Care: The Critical Six Soft Skills

The six critical soft skills are:

  1. communication competency
  2. workplace ethics and professionalism
  3. team building and collaboration
  4. effective problem solving
  5. Embracing diversity, and
  6. Demonstrating compassion

You can view material for these skills on the Vision Resource Center under the Workforce and Economic Development Community or by contacting program manager Jennifer Xiong-Moua at


Name Title Phone Number
Lynda Phan Dean 916.322.6293
Jennifer Xiong-Moua
Program Manager 916.327.8721
Abigail Singleton Associate Program Analyst 916.322.1437