CNA Training Programs in California

What are the limitations of a CNA certification in California and in what circumstances are you allowed to use the CNA title? A CNA is allowed to use the title of certified nursing assistant only when working in a licensed health care facility. According to California laws, the title of certified nurse aide may not be used when a CNA provides basic care in a residential care facility that is not a legitimate health care facility. If you are a certified nurse aide working for a company which provides personal care services but which is not licensed as a health care facility in California, then by law, you do not have the right to represent yourself as a CNA.

Being aware of and abiding by the law in the state where you provide nurse aide related services is essential for every health care professional and members of the health care team. The average yearly salary a CNA may expect to earn in California is approximately $28,000. After a few years of practice as a CNA, you may want to increase your earning potential by pursuing higher educational programs in the health care field. Many individuals who have previously completed nurse aide training classes and have experience in the direct care field, are given admission priority in vocational and registered nursing programs in California.

CNA Schools in Los Angeles County

Advance Career Institute - Los Angeles
3407 West 6th Street, Suite 701, Los Angeles, CA 90020
Phone: (213) 368-6006

American Red Cross Nurse Aide Training - Canoga Park
6800 Owensmouth, Suite 140, Canoga Park, California 91303
Phone: (800) 627-7000

American Red Cross - Inglewood Services Center
9800 La Cienega Blvd., Suite 101, Inglewood, CA 90301
Phone: (800) 627-7000

American Red Cross - LA Central East Services Center Nurse Aide Training
2227 South Atlantic Blvd., Los Angeles, California 90040
Phone: (323) 780-7670

American Red Cross - Torrance
1995 West 190th Street, Torrance, CA 90503
Phone: (323) 780-7670

American Vocational College Nursing Assistant Program - Los Angeles
639 South New Hampshire Avenue, Los Angeles, California 90005
Phone: (213) 387-0007

Academy of English Language - Los Angeles
3470 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 500, Los Angeles, CA 90010
Phone: (213) 383-9777

American Red Cross Nursing Assistant Course - Van Nuys
6850 Van Nuys Blvd., Van Nuys, California 91405
This CNA training class is closed or currently inactive.

Allied Medical and Health Services - Glendale
730 South Central Ave., Glendale, CA 91204
Phone: (818) 637-7871

Anderson Medical Career College C.N.A. Class - N. Hollywood
10752 Burbank Blvd., North Hollywood, California 91601
Phone: (818) 762-7095
Anderson Medical Career College also offers weekend nursing assistant training classes.

Angeles College of Nursing - Los Angeles
3440 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 310, Los Angeles, CA 90010
Phone: (213) 487-2211

Antelope Valley College Nurse Aide Training - Lancaster
3041 West Avenue K, Lancaster, California 93536
Phone: (661) 722-6402
Antelope Valley College offers five and seven-week long CNA training programs.

Antelope Valley Medical College Nurse Aide Program - Lancaster
44201 10th Street West, Lancaster, CA 93534
Phone: (661) 726-1911

Antelope Valley Career Academy CNA Course - Palmdale
1008 West Avenue M-14, Suite A, Palmdale, California 93551
Phone: (661) 272-8835
Antelope Valley Career Academy also offers weekend and evening nursing assistant training classes.

Azusa Adult School - Glendora
1134 South Barranca Avenue, Glendora, CA 91740
Phone: (626) 852-8400
Azusa Adult School also offers evening nursing assistant training courses.

American International Vocational College - Monterey Park
516 Monterey Pass Road, Monterey Park, CA 91754
Phone: (626) 281-6198

Baldwin Park Adult School Nurse Aide Course
4640 North Maine Avenue, Baldwin Park, California 91706
Phone: (626) 939-4456
Baldwin Park Adult School also offers an 11-week CNA training program.

Burbank Adult School Nurse Aide Training
3811 West Allen Avenue, Burbank, California 91505
Phone: (818) 558-4611
Burbank Adult School also offers evening CNA training courses.

Business Industry School CNA Program - Rio Hondo Convalescent Center
2801 West 6th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90057
Phone: (213) 383-0723

Business Industry School - Heritage Manor
2801 West 6th Street, Los Angeles, California 90057
Phone: (213) 383-0723

Business Industry Nurse Aide Course - Southgate Care
2801 West 6th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90057
Phone: (213) 386-7269

Business Industry Nurse Assistant Program at St. Erne - Los Angeles
2801 West 6th Street, Los Angeles, California 90057
Phone: (213) 386-7269

Central Nursing College - Los Angeles
3550 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, California 90010
Phone: (213) 384-4789

Camillus College Nurse Aide Course - Paramount
8527 East Alondra Blvd., Suite 206, Paramount, California 90723
Phone: (562) 531-6400

California College of Nursing - Los Angeles
3875 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 501, Los Angeles, CA 90010
Phone: (818) 523-2734

CNA Programs in Los Angeles 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
Please select a California region from the maps below to find nurse aide training and competency evaluation program providers in your area.

CNA Programs in Northern California. CNA Programs in Southern California.

Select a county on the maps above or a county name from the list below to see a list of nurse aide training and competency evaluation program providers in your area.

CNA Training Schools and Programs

CNA classes, schools and programs by state.

Questions, Comments, Suggestions

Aline A. on August 16, 2014 at 06:04 PM
Hi, I am a nursing assistant from Brazil and I am wondering if I will be able to challenge the CNA exam.

Admin on August 17, 2014 at 08:22 PM
A nursing assistant trained in another country and looking to work as a CNA in the United States, most likely has to complete a CNA training program and competency testing in the (U.S.A.) state of their choice in order to become certified. Contact the nurse aide registry for the state you are interested in, and ask them about your options regarding CNA certification, eligibility, and training. Good luck!

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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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