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California CNA Training

People who think they would enjoy a career in which they got to help people by improving their health and happiness on a daily basis might want to consider enrolling in California CNA Classes. CNA stands for certified nursing assistant, and individuals that earn this designation are expected to provide assistance with patient assessment and education for doctors and nurses in a health care setting.

Many people think that the only way that they can work in a doctor's office or hospital is if they go to medical school to become a licensed nurse or doctor. However, doctors and nurses are finding it hard to keep up with the high number of patients that they have to treat on a daily basis. By hiring a certified nursing assistant, nurses can make more efficient use of their time, which enables them to see more patients while still providing a high quality of care.

Becoming a CNA in California

In California, any individual wishing to become a CNA must first complete 150 hours of CNA training. This includes at least 50 hours of theory training and 100 hours of supervised clinical training. After this has been successfully completed, he or she must then apply to take, and pass, the CNA competency evaluation.

Renewing a CNA License

California CNA certificates expire every two years. In order to renew the certification, a CNA must prove that he or she worked 48 hours as a CNA in the past 2 years, and that at least 12 hours were worked in each of the 2 years. He or she must also have been paid to work at least one day for providing nursing or nursing-related services.

If a CNA does not meet the renewal requirements, he or she must retake the competency exam in order to renew his or her certification. This test must be passed within two years of the CNA's certification expiring. If not, then he or she must retake an approved CNA training program.

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On-Campus & Online CNA Schools

Other CA Schools with CNA Programs

Mission Trails Regional Occupational Program
690 Main Street
Soledad, California 93960
Mission Valley ROP
5019 Stevenson Blvd.
Fremont, California 94538
Modesto City Schools ROP Adult
1017 Reno Ave.
Modesto, California 95351
Modesto Junior College
435 College Avenue
Modesto, California 95350
Mono High School Program
251 S Barretta St
Sonora, California 95370
Monrovia Chase
9100 South Sepulveda Blvd.; Ste-128
Los Angeles, California 90045
Monsbey College
6 Hanger Way
Watsonville, California 95076
Monterey Peninsula Unified School District
222 Casa Verde Way
Monterey, California 93940
Moreno Valley College
16130 Laselle St.
Moreno Valley, California 92551
Moreno Valley Community Hospital
27300 Iris Ave.
Moreno Valley, California 92555
Morongo Unified School District
5715 Utah Trail
Twentynine Palms, California 92277
Mountain View-Los Altos Adult School
333 Moffett Blvd
Mountain View, California 94043
Mt San Jacinto College
28237 La Piedra Rd
Menifee, California 92584
Mt. Diablo Adult Education
1266 San Carlos Ave.
Concord, California 94518
Mt. San Antonio College
1100 N. Grand Avenue
Walnut, California 91789
MTI - School of Nursing
6820 La Tijera Blvd., #100
Los Angeles, California 90045
Napa County Red Cross
1790 Third Street
Napa, California 94559
Napa County ROP
2121 Imola Avenue
Napa, California 94559
Napa Valley Usd Adult Education
1600 Lincoln Avenue
Napa, California 94558
National Career College
6850 Van Nuys Blvd.; S-300
Van Nuys, California 91405
National City Adult School
517 Miles Of Cars Way
National City, California 91950
National Legal Studies Institute
13800 Heacock Street
Moreno Valley, California 92553
NCP Career College
257 Longford Drive, #5
South San Francisco, California 94080
NCP College of Nursing
21615 Hesperian Blvd. Suite A
Hayward, California 94541
New Regal Health Career Corp.
1578 West Colorado Blvd.; Unit 10
Los Angeles, California 90041
New Technology Training Institute
3249 Casitas Ave.; Ste-210
Los Angeles, California 90039
Nightingale Nursing
101 Callan Avenue, Suite 405
San Leandro, California 94577
Nightingale of Contra Costa
1527 Contra Costa Blvd
Pleasant Hill, California 94523
North American College
21032 Main St.
Carson, California 90745
North Hollywood Polytechnic Community Adult School
5231 Colfax Ave.
North Hollywood, California 91601