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You can receive your certification in as little as 3 to 8 weeks.
Los Altos CNA classes - online & campus-based programs are available.
Admissions Advisor Tip: Don't limit your options. Contact multiple schools to see the differences in what they offer, like financial aid packages.

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How to Become a CNA in Los Altos, California

Since Nurse Aides are needed throughout the Nation, you will be able to secure employment opportunities in any state you become certified. In California, medical field job security is higher than most careers. You can earn your CNA license after completing a training program. CNA course requirements vary by state according to state regulations. However, many CNA programs can be completed in 8 to 12 weeks. Plus, CNA courses are considerably cheaper than attending LPN school and are an excellent way to get started in a healthcare career.

PCT / CNA / CMA - What's the Difference?

This depends on where you live. Some PCT courses include EKG phlebotomy training. Some Patient Care Technician programs also include HHA (Home Health Aid) certification. However, in some work environments the titles CNA and PCT are used interchangably. Some hospitals in California may be hiring Nurse Care Techs (NCT), a position which you can apply for with your CNA license.

CMA can stand for Certified Medication Aide or Certified Medical Assistant, both which perform separate but overlapping duties in the workplace.

How Much Does CNA Training Cost in Los Altos?

Nursing assistant courses at vocational colleges and allied health schools usually range between $400 and $1200. When choosing a CNA school, learn about all the associated costs required at each institution. Some schools list their program cost as all expenses included. However other schools may also require you to purchase additional materials (such as books, scrubs and materials for your clinicals) which have separate fees from the tuition costs.

CNA Refresher Courses around Los Altos usually cost around $100-$200.

Need Tuition Assistance?

While many schools do not offer financial aid for students enrolled in their CNA course, some training programs may offer assistance to help with the cost of the course or certification. Also, some CNA employers will even pay for your Nurse Assistant training or reimburse you after you successfully complete your CNA training.

Some employers in Los Altos will cover a percentage of your CNA tuition; others will pay tuition costs up to a specific dollar amount. Often, new CNAs are required to work a particular number of months at the employer that covered their school bills. Or you may just need to reimburse them for any of the tuition costs they paid on your behalf.

When Can I Start CNA Training in Los Altos?

Many schools that offer CNA training have new sessions beginning every 6 to 8 weeks. In many areas in California, you can find CNA training starting in July 2015, August 2015, September 2015, or October 2015 available for registration now. Unlike nursing programs in California, you can usually find a school starting a new session of their CNA course fairly quickly. However, some schools offer CNA classes in semester format. At these schools, you may need to wait up 3 or 4 months to start your course.

Becoming a Nurse Aide in Los Altos a great way to quickly gain experience in the medical field. Check out California CNA Salary info.

More programs in this area

Presto Vocational Institute
4898 El Camino Real, Ste-208
Los Altos, California 94022
Mountain View-Los Altos Adult School
333 Moffett Blvd
Mountain View, California 94043
Bay Area College of Nursing, Inc.
824 San Antonio Rd.
Palo Alto, California 94303
Sunnyvale-Cupertino Adult Community Education
591 West Fremont Ave
Sunnyvale, California 94087
Jobtrain
1200 O'Brien Drive
Menlo Park, California 94025
TLS Education Center
550 Lakeside Drive, Ste-10
Sunnyvale, California 94085
Mission College
3000 Mission College Boulevard
Santa Clara, California 95054
Nurse Builders Academy
1825 Dela Cruz Blvd. Ste-105
Santa Clara, California 95050
California College of Nursing
1851 Mccarthy Blvd.;s-201
Milpitas, California 95035
Medical Career College
41300 Christy St.
Fremont, California 94538
South Bay School of Nursing
1630 Oakland Rd; Ste - A-204
San Jose, California 95131
Silicon Valley School of Nursing
1620 Oakland Rd.; Ste-d-100
San Jose, California 95131
Mission Valley ROP
5019 Stevenson Blvd.
Fremont, California 94538
Institute of Medical Education
100 W San Fernando St.
San Jose, California 95113
Solano College of Nursing
238 South Hillview Drive
Milpitas, California 95035
Bay Area College of Nursing
702 East Santa Clara St.
San Jose, California 95112
Northern California Vocational College
143 East Virginia St.; C
San Jose, California 95112
St. Francis Career College
749 Story Road, Suite #50
San Jose, California 95122
James Logan High School
1800 "H" Street
Union City, California 94587
Advanced Pro Nursing Institute
2505 Technology Drive
Hayward, California 94545