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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

A+ Health Care Training
14540 Victory Blvd St. 217a
Van Nuys, California 91411
Academy of English Language
3470 Wishire Blvd., Ste-500
Los Angeles, California 90010
Advance Professionals Institute
3540 Wilshire Blvd., St. 410
Los Angeles, California 90010
Advanced Medical School of Nursing
1760 Chester Drive
Pittsburg, California 94565
Advanced Medical School of Nursing
10 Mountain View Ave. St. 1020
Bay Point, California 94565
Advanced Pro Nursing Institute
2505 Technology Drive
Hayward, California 94545
Aeon Academic College
24012 Calle De La Plata, Suite 330
Laguna Hills, California 92653
Aeon Academic College
301 B Street
Bakersfield, California 93312
Allan Hancock Cellege
14003 Wyoming Ave.
Vandenberg, California 93437
Allan Hancock College
800 S. College Dr.
Santa Maria, California 93454
Allan Hancock College
One Hancock Drive
Lompoc, California 93436
Allan Hancock College
320 Alisal Road, Ste. 306
Solvang, California 93463
Allied Medical and Health Services
730 S. Central Ave Ste 208
Glendale, California 91204
American Care Quest
1426 Fillmore St.
San Francisco, California 94115
American Career Institute
3407 West 6th Street St. 701
Los Angeles, California 90020
American College of Nursing
2600 Stamwell Dr. Ste. 103
Concord, California 94520
American International Vocational College
516 Monterey Pass Rd.
Monterey Park, California 91754
American Nursing School
14545 Victory Blvd. 6th Floor
Van Nuys, California 91411
American Red Cross
312 South Lincoln Street
Fort Bragg, California 95437
American Red Cross
1501 South Brand Blvd.
Glendale, California 91204
American Red Cross
3150 East 29th Street
Long Beach, California 90806
American Red Cross
406 11th Street
Eureka, California 95501
American Red Cross
712 5th St.
San Rafael, California 94901
American Red Cross
2125 Onstott Road
Yuba City, California 95993
American Red Cross
2240 Old River Road
Ukiah, California 95482
American Red Cross
5297 Aero Drive
Santa Rosa, California 95403
American Red Cross
9800 La Cienega Blvd.; Ste-101
Inglewood, California 90301
American Red Cross
1450 11th Street
Santa Monica, California 90401
American Red Cross
1995 West 190th St.
Torrance, California 90503
American Red Cross
2227 South Atlantic Blvd.
Commerce, California 90040