Merced County Office of Education


  Nursing Assisting

Brenda Lima

Phone: (209) 392-0310


Class Description

Nursing Assistant is designed to prepare students for employment as a Nurse Assistant in a variety of settings. Students will learn patient care, observation, and communication skills with an emphasis on caring for the geriatric resident in a long term care facility. Integrated throughout the course are career preparation standards that include basic academic skills, interpersonal skills, problem solving, safety, and technology. Worksite learning is a component of this class and is available to eligible students.

Teacher Information
Brenda Lima was born and raised in Dos Palos California. She graduated from Dos Palos High School in 1978. She then attended Merced College where she graduated from the LVN Program. She previously spent 22 years employed at the Los Banos and Dos Palos Skilled Nursing Facilities. Along with teaching at Dos Palos High School, Brenda is a part-time instructor for the Nursing Assistant program at the Merced College Los Banos Campus.
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