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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

Bellflower Adult School
9242 East Laurel Street
Bellflower, California 90706
Best American Healthcare University
10685 Magnolia Ave.
Riverside, California 92505
Brawley Union High School
480 North Imperial Ave., Rm-87
Brawley, California 92227
Burbank Adult School
3811 W. Allen Avenue
Burbank, California 91505
Business Industry School
2801 W. 6th Street
Los Angeles, California 90057
Butte County Regional Occupational Program
2491 Carmichael Drive Suite 100
Chico, California 95928
C & S Health Education Services
17405 Chatsworth Street
Granada Hills, California 91344
California College of Nursing
1851 Mccarthy Blvd.;s-201
Milpitas, California 95035
California Medical College
919 Garnet Ave Ste 219
San Diego, California 92109
California Nurses and Vocational Institute
4610 Mission Street #300
San Francisco, California 94112
California Nurses Educational Institute
5200 E. Ramon Road Suite I-1
Palm Springs, California 92264
California Nursing Academy
4200 California St.; Ste-101
San Francisco, California 94118
Care Training Services
5336 Crenshaw Blvd.
Los Angeles, California 90043
Career College Consultants
5015 Eagle Rock Blvd.
Los Angeles, California 90014
Career Colleges of America
5612 East Imperial Hwy
South Gate, California 90280
Career Colleges of America
184 West Club Center Dr. Suite K
San Bernardino, California 92408
Career Colleges of America
1801 South La Cienega Boulevard
Los Angeles, California 90035
Career Development Institute
1830 S. Robertson Boulevard
Los Angeles, California 90035
Casa Metropolitan Training Center
3034 E. Herndon Ave.
Fresno, California 93720
Castro Valley Adult School
4430 Alma Avenue
Castro Valley, California 94546
Centerpointe Learning Institute
7212 Mission St.
Daly City, California 94014
Central County ROP
2323 N. Broadway, Ste 301
Santa Ana, California 92706
Central Learning Adult School Site
2698 N. Brawley Ave.
Fresno, California 93722
Central Unified School District
3535 North Cornelia
Fresno, California 93722
Cerro Coso Community College
3000 College Heights Blvd.
Ridgecrest, California 93555
Cerro Coso Community College
5520 Lake Isabella Blvd.
Lake Isabella, California 93240
Cerro Cosso Community College
4090 West Line Street
Bishop, California 93514
Chaffey College
5885 Haven Avenue
Rancho Cucamonga, California 91737
Charles A. Jones Skills & Business Education Center
5451 Lemon Hill Ave.
Sacramento, California 95824
Chula Vista Adult School
1034 Fourth Ave.
Chula Vista, California 91911