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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

American Red Cross
6800 Owensmouth; Ste - 140
Canoga Park, California 91303
American Red Cross
1450 11th Street
Santa Monica, California 90401
American Red Cross
1995 West 190th St.
Torrance, California 90503
American River College
4700 College Oak Drive
Sacramento, California 95841
American Vocational College
639 South New Hampshire Ave. # 300
Los Angeles, California 90005
Anderson Medical Career College
6400 E. Washington Blvd.
Commerce, California 90040
Anderson Medical Career College
10752 Burbank Blvd.
North Hollywood, California 91601
Angeles College of Nursing
3440 Wilshire Blvd, Ste 310
Los Angeles, California 90010
Annenberg School of Nursing
7150 Tampa Ave.
Reseda, California 91335
Antelope Valley Career Academy
1008 W Avenue M14
Palmdale, California 93551
Antelope Valley College
3041 West Avenue K
Lancaster, California 93536
Apple Valley High School ROP
11837 Navajo Rd.
Apple Valley, California 92308
Arriba Juntos
1850 Mission St.
San Francisco, California 94103
Atrium School Inc.
550 East Carson Plaza Dr. St. 126
Carson, California 90746
Avalon Training Center
900 Mountain Ranch Road
San Andreas, California 95249
Avalon Training Center
1104 Ventura Ave.
Chowchilla, California 93610
Avalon Training Center
3170 "M" Street
Merced, California 95348
Avalon Training Center
709 "N" Street
Newman, California 95360
Avalon Training Center
19929 Greenly Road
Sonora, California 95370
Avalon Training Center
1900 Coffee Rd.
Modesto, California 95355
Azusa Adult School
1134 South Barranca Ave.
Glendora, California 91740
Bakersfield Adult School
501 S Mount Vernon Ave
Bakersfield, California 93307
Bakersfield College
1801 Panorama Drive
Bakersfield, California 93305
Baldwin Park Adult School
4640 Maine Avenue
Baldwin Park, California 91706
Baldy View ROP
8265 Aspen Avenue #100
Rancho Cucamonga, California 91730
Baldy View ROP
565 West 11th St.
Upland, California 91786
Bay Area College of Nursing
702 East Santa Clara St.
San Jose, California 95112
Bay Area College of Nursing, Inc.
824 San Antonio Rd.
Palo Alto, California 94303
Bay Area College of Nursing, Inc.
6150 Mission St.; Ste-103
Daly City, California 94014
Beaumont Adult School
1575 Cherry Avenue
Beaumont, California 92223