CNA Training Programs in California

Well known for its quality educational programs, Gavilan College is currently offering several allied health degrees and certification programs to those interested in the health care industry. Students have the option of following an educational career ladder, and may choose to enroll in certified nursing assistant courses, or vocational and registered nurse programs. The CNA training program is a great first option for individuals who want to test the waters and ensure that a career in the health field is the right choice for them. The home health aide course is also available to these students and may be taken at the same time with the nurse assistant classes. Acute care nursing assistant programs are a level above the basic CNA courses and may only be completed by individuals who already have a nurse aide certification in California.

All the health educational programs at Gavilan College have been fully accredited and follow the curriculum guidelines set forward by the state of California. Nurse aide trainees who pass both the clinical and theoretical components of a CNA training course are eligible to challenge the California nursing assistant competency examination. Similarly, individuals who choose to complete the home health aide program have the right to sit for the state certification exam for home health aides in California. To find out additional program information such as tuition, fees, scheduling, and admission requirements for enrollment in the CNA or HHA classes offered at Gavilan College, you are encouraged to contact the allied health department and speak with a program coordinator.

CNA Programs in Siskiyou County

College of The Siskiyous - Weed
800 College Avenue, Weed, CA 96094
Phone: (530) 938-5206

Mercy Medical Center - Mt. Shasta
914 Pine Street, Mount Shasta, CA 96067
Phone: (916) 926-6111

Shasta View Nursing Center CNA Program - Weed
445 Park Street, Weed, California 96094
Phone: (916) 938-4429

Non-Facility Based CNA Programs in Solano County

College of Medical Arts C.N.A. Course - Vallejo
1141 Capitol Avenue, Suite 7B, Vallejo, CA 94590
Phone: (510) 559-7809
College of Medical Arts also offers evening and weekend nursing assistant classes.

Fairfield Susisun Adult School
1100 Civic Center Drive, Fairfield, CA 94533
Phone: (707) 421-4155

Prime Career College Nurse Aide Course - Vallejo
3375 Sonoma Blvd., #30, Vallejo, California 94590
Phone: (707) 644-1123
Prime Career College also offers evening and weekend CNA classes at this location.

Solano College of Nursing - Vallejo
1330 Spring Street, Vallejo, CA 94590
Phone: (707) 557-7173
Solano College of Nursing also offers evening CNA training courses.

Vallejo Adult School
1140 Capitol Street, Vallejo, California 94590
This nursing assistant program is closed or currently inactive.

Vallejo Adult School Nurse Aide Training Program - Crestwood
1140 Capital Street, Vallejo, CA 94590
This nurse aide training program is closed or currently inactive.

Vallejo Nursing School
704 Toulumne Street, Vallejo, California 94590
Phone: (707) 645-9714
Vallejo Nursing School also offers evening CNA training classes.

Facility Based Nursing Assistant Programs in Solano County

Crestwood Manor Nurse Aide Course - Vallejo
115 Oddstad Drive, Vallejo, CA 94589
Phone: (707) 552-0215

Evergreen Healthcare Heartwood - Vallejo
1044 Heartwood Avenue, Vallejo, CA 94591
Phone: (707) 643-2793

Fairfield Nursing and Rehabilitation Center CNA Course
1255 Travis Blvd., Fairfield, CA 94533
Phone: (707) 425-0623

Greenfield Care Center of Fairfield Nurse Aide Training Course
1260 Travis Blvd., Fairfield, California 95433
Phone: (707) 425-0669

La Mariposa Care and Rehabilitation Center - Fairfield
1244 Travis Blvd., Fairfield, CA 94533
Phone: (707) 422-7750

Laurel Creek Health Center - Fairfield
2800 Estates Drive, Fairfield, CA 94533
Phone: (707) 432-1200

Sutter Solano Medical Center - Vallejo
300 Hospital Drive, Vallejo, CA 94589
Phone: (707) 554-4441

Vacaville Convalescent and Rehabilitation Center
585 Nut Tree Court, Vacaville, CA 95687
Phone: (707) 449-8000

Winsor House Convalescent Hospital - Vacaville
101 South Orchard Avenue, Vacaville, CA 95688
Phone: (707) 448-6458

Windsor Vallejo Care Center Nurse Aide Course
2200 Tuolumne Street, Vallejo, CA 94591
Phone: (707) 644-7401

Non-Facility Based CNA Courses Santa Cruz County

Santa Cruz Adult School C.N.A. Class
536 Palm Street, Santa Cruz, California 95060
Phone: (831) 429-3966

Monsbey College - Watsonville
6 Hanger Way, Watsonville, California 95076
Phone: (831) 786-0531
Monsbey College also offers evening and weekend nursing assistant classes.

Watsonville-Aptos Adult School Nursing Assistant Course
294 Green Valley Road, Watsonville, CA 95076
This nursing assistant training program is closed or currently inactive.

Facility Based CNA Training Courses in Santa Cruz County

Capitola Care Center Nurse Aide Training - Santa Cruz
1098 38th Avenue, Santa Cruz, California 95062
Phone: (408) 475-6900

Country Villa Watsonville East
525 Auto Center Drive, Watsonville, CA 95076
Phone: (831) 724-7505

Country Villa Watsonville West Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
525 Auto Center Drive, Watsonville, California 95076
Phone: (831) 724-0875

Cresthaven Nursing Home - Santa Cruz
740 17th Avenue, Santa Cruz, California 95062
Phone: (408) 475-3812

Driftwood Healthcare Center - Santa Cruz
675 24th Avenue, Santa Cruz, California 95062
Phone: (831) 475-6323

Dominican Hospital Restorative Care Unit - Santa Cruz
1550 Soquel Drive, Santa Cruz, California 95065
Phone: (831) 475-7160

Golden Age Convalescent - Capitola
523 Burlingame, Capitola, California 95010
Phone: (831) 475-0722

Pacific Coast Manor - Capitola
1935 Wharf Road, Capitola, California 95010
Phone: (831) 476-0770

Santa Cruz Healthcare Center CNA Course
1115 Capitola Road, Santa Cruz, CA 95062
Phone: (831) 475-4055

Valley Convalescent Hospital - Watsonville
919 Freedom Blvd., Watsonville, CA 95076
Phone: (408) 722-3581

Non-Facility Based CNA Programs in Plumas County

Feather River Community College CNA Program - Quincy
570 Golden Eagle Avenue, Quincy, CA 95971
Phone: (530) 283-0202

Crescent Facility Training Center Nurse Aide Course - Quincy
50 Central Avenue, Quincy, California 95971
Phone: (530) 283-2110

Facility Based Nurse Aide Classes in Plumas County

Eastern Plumas District Hospital CNA Course - Portola
500 1st Avenue, Portola, California 96122
Phone: (916) 832-4277

Country Villa Quincy Healthcare Center
50 Central Avenue, Quincy, CA 95971
Phone: (530) 283-2110

Seneca Hospital - Chester
130 Brentwood Drive, Chester, CA 95620
Phone: (916) 258-2151

Seneca Healthcare District - Chester
P.O. Box 1814, Chester, CA 95620
Phone: (530) 258-2151

CNA Training Programs in Placer, Nevada and San Benito Counties, California

Nursing assistant programs prepare individuals for challenging the nurse aide certification exam and for entry level positions in health care environments. Each state has the authority to decide how many hours of training a nursing assistant course must consist of, as long as the minimum federal requirement of seventy-five hours is met. Students interested in attending CNA classes have a wide array of choices when it comes to selecting a training facility.

Nursing assistant courses are conducted at nursing homes, vocational schools, private schools, and community colleges. Program length, admission requirements, and cost of training vary depending on the policies of every training facility. Several states have implemented legislation which requires licensed long-term care facilities to reimburse CNA employees for the costs associated with training. An individual who has paid for nursing assistant training classes and who becomes employed by a nursing home within a year of obtaining certification, is eligible for financial reimbursement. Compared to other training programs in the health care field, nursing assistant classes are relatively short and inexpensive. Obtaining state certification as a CNA is the main requirement for securing a nurse aide job at a nursing home, hospital, rehabilitation or skilled nursing facility.

Nurse Aide Training Programs in California

California Nurse Aide Training and Competency Evaluation Program Providers
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CNA classes, schools and programs by state.

Questions, Comments, Suggestions

Brandy R. on July 23, 2012 at 04:09 PM
Where can I obtain a copy of my CNA certificate?

Admin on July 23, 2012 at 07:19 PM
You should contact the nurse aide registry for your state or the organization which issued your certification in the first place.

My CNA certification has recently expired. Who do I need to contact for certification renewal?

Is there any way to study from the CNA book on your own, sign up for clinicals and take the exam without attending a CNA class?

Can a nursing student take the CNA exam?

How much does the CNA test cost?

Can a nursing assistant from Brazil challenge the CNA exam?

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CNA Training Requirements

There is a wide disparity between CNA training requirements among the states. The difference lies in the mandatory number of total training hours necessary to complete state-approved CNA classes.

While according to federal law each nursing assistant course should contain a minimum of seventy-five (75) instruction and clinical hours, individual states have the liberty to mandate extra training requirements for certified nursing assistants. The majority of states exceed the threshold federal minimum requirements for nurse aide training programs because they are considered insufficient to result in an optimal and safe level of care for clients.

A review of nationwide state requirements for nurse assistant courses has found that the following states have mandated highest number of CNA program hours: Maine with a minimum of 90 hours of theory, 20 hours of laboratory skills and 70 hours of clinical instruction for a total of 180 hours; California with one hundred and sixty (160) training hours; Delaware and Oregon each requiring one hundred and fifty (150) hours; followed by the state of Alaska with one hundred and forty (140) hours; Virginia, Arizona, and West Virginia have a minimum of one hundred and twenty (120) training hours for state-approved classes.

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