CNA Training Programs in California

Mission College is currently offering certified nursing assistant courses as well as home health aide and acute care CNA programs in Santa Clara County, California. Certain admission requirements must be satisfied before enrolling in these courses. Students who wish to find out about the nursing assistant program's cost, scheduling, and duration are encouraged to attend one of the available information sessions held on campus. Applications stating your interest to enroll in either the home health aide or nurse aide course are available to those who show up for the information sessions. One of the CNA program admission criteria is taking the college's entrance exam, which tests your abilities in reading, writing, and math. Students accepted into the CNA courses are notified by mail. Prior to the first day of classes each nurse aide trainee must undergo a mandatory physical exam, complete the required immunizations, and submit fingerprinting records. Unlike the basic nurse aide training courses, the home health aide classes are available during the summer sessions only.

To be accepted into the home health aide program at Mission College you must hold an active CNA certification in California. What are the benefits of obtaining both the CNA and the HHA certification? A dual certification gives you more flexibility when it comes to finding employment. By completing the nursing assistant classes and the home health aide courses, you are qualified to work not only in long-term care facilities but also in home health care environments. If you plan to increase your CNA earning potential even more, then consider obtaining the acute care nursing assistant certificate. These specialized classes are available during the spring semesters. Only certified nursing assistants are eligible for enrollment in the acute care CNA classes.

CNA Programs in Kern County

Golden Living Training Center Nurse Aide Course - Bakersfield
3601 San Dimas, Bakersfield, California 93301
Phone: (661) 324-7756

Bakersfield Adult School C.N.A. Program
2727 F Street, Bakersfield, CA 93301
Phone: (661) 835-1855

Bakersfield College Nurse Assistant Program
1801 Panarama Drive, Bakersfield, CA 93305
Phone: (805) 395-4281

Cerro Coso Community College Nursing Assistant Program - Lake Isabella
5520 Lake Isabella Blvd., Lake Isabella, California 93240
Phone: (619) 378-5501

Cerro Coso Community College Nurse Aide Program - Ridgecrest
3000 College Heights Blvd., Ridgecrest, CA 93555
Phone: (619) 375-5001

Delano Adult School Nurse Aide Training
1811 Princeton Street, Delano, California 93215
Phone: (805) 725-4000

Kern County Regional Educational Program C.N.A. Class
15926 K Street, Mojave, CA 93501
This nursing assistant program is closed or currently inactive.

North Kern Vocational Training Center CNA Program - Wasco
2150 7th Street, Wasco, CA 93280
Phone: (805) 758-3045

Preferred College of Nursing Bakersfield
1415 18th Street, Bakersfield, California 93301
This nursing assistant program is closed or currently inactive.

San Joaquin Valley College Nurse Aide Training Program - Bakersfield
201 North Stine Road, Bakersfield, CA 93309
This CNA class is closed or currently inactive.

Santa Barbara Business College Nurse Assistant Program - Bakersfield
211 South Real Road, Bakersfield, California 93309
This nursing assistant training course is closed or currently inactive.

Facility Based CNA Classes in Kern County

Bakersfield Healthcare Center CNA Program
730 34th Street, Bakersfield, CA 93301
Phone: (805) 327-7687

Bakersfield Memorial Hospital C.N.A. Course
420 34th Street, Bakersfield, California 93312
Phone: (805) 327-1792

Browning Manor Convalescent Hospital - Delano
729 Browning Road, Delano, CA 93215
Phone: (805) 725-2501

Beverly Manor C.N.A. Course - Bakersfield
3601 San Dimas, Bakersfield, California 93301
Phone: (805) 323-2894

Californian Care Center Nurse Assistant Program - Bakersfield
2211 Mt. Vernon Avenue, Bakersfield, CA 93306
Phone: (805) 872-2121

Corinthian Gardens Health Care Center - Bakersfield
1611 Height Street, Bakersfield, California 93305
Phone: (805) 872-2324

Delano Regional Medical Center Nurse Aide Program
1401 Garces Highway, Delano, CA 93215
Phone: (805) 725-4800

Delano District Skilled Nursing Facility
1509 Tokay Street, Delano, California 93215
Phone: (805) 725-0122

Emmanuel Convalescent Center Nurse Aide Program - San Joaquin
1611 Height Street, Bakersfield, CA 93305
This certified nursing assistant class is closed or currently inactive.

Evergreen Arvin Healthcare Center
323 Campus Drive, Arvin, California 93203
Phone: (805) 854-4475

Evergreen Bakersfield Healthcare Center CNA Course
6212 Tudor Way, Bakersfield, CA 93306
Phone: (805) 871-3133

Glenwood Gardens - Bakersfield
350 Calloway Drive, Bakersfield, CA 93312
Phone: (661) 587-0182

Kern Valley Hospital C.N.A. Course - Lake Isabella
6412 Laurel Avenue, Lake Isabella, California 93240
Phone: (619) 379-2681

Kern Care Center Service Nurse Assistant Program - Bakersfield
6600 Eucalyptus Drive, Bakersfield, CA 93306
Phone: (805) 366-5757

Life House Parkview CNA Course - Bakersfield
329 North Real Road, Bakersfield, California 93309
Phone: (805) 327-7107

Mercy Hospital - Bakersfield
2215 Truxtum Avenue, Bakersfield, CA 93301
Phone: (805) 327-3371

Parkview Julian Nurse Aide Course - Bakersfield
1801 Julian Avenue, Bakersfield, CA 93304
Phone: (805) 831-9150

Ridgecrest Health Care Center C.N.A. Class
1131 North China Lake Blvd., Ridgecrest, California 93555
Phone: (619) 446-3591

Rosewood Health Facility Nurse Aide Course - Bakersfield
1401 New Stein Road, Bakersfield, CA 93309
Phone: (805) 834-0620

Valley Convalescent Hospital Nurse Aide Training Program - Bakersfield
1205 8th Street, Bakersfield, CA 93304
Phone: (805) 334-2200

West Side District Hospital Nursing Assistant Program - Taft
111 West Ash, Taft, California 93268
This nursing assistant training program is closed or currently inactive.

CNA Training Programs in Orange County, 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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Questions, Comments, Suggestions

Aliyyah N. on July 20, 2014 at 11:45 AM
Is there any way to study from the CNA book on your own and just take the exam? I am sure doing clinicals is required. Is there anyway to sign up for just clinicals and not the class?

Admin on July 21, 2014 at 10:33 PM
State regulations determine if you are allowed to challenge the CNA competency exam without first completing a nursing assistant training program. Very few states do allow this and you may check the rules for your state by contacting the nurse aide registry.

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?

How can I further my education in nursing?

Why is it so hard to get hired as a CNA? Everywhere that I apply they are asking for at least one year of experience in the field so what do I do next?

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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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