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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

Computer Institute of Technology
11631 Victory Blvd. #205
North Hollywood, California 91606
Contra Costa College
2600 Mission Bell Drive
San Pablo, California 94806
Contra Costa ROP
77 Santa Barbara Road
Pleasant Hill, California 94523
Copper Mountain College
6162 Rotary Way
Joshua Tree, California 92252
Country Villa Laguna Hills Healthcare Center
24452 Health Center Drive
Laguna Hills, California 92653
Country Villa San Rafael Healthcare Center
81 Professional Center Parkway
San Rafael, California 94903
CPR For Life Training & Healthcare Education
8105 Egdewater Dr Ste 290
Oakland, California 94621
Crenshaw Dorsey Community Adult
5010 11th Avenue
Los Angeles, California 90043
Crescent Facility Training Center
2005 River Street
Susanville, California 96130
Crescent Facility Training Center
2424 "M" St.
Merced, California 95340
Crescent Facility Training Center
159 East Orangeburg
Modesto, California 95350
Crescent Facility Training Center
424 South Lake Street
Madera, California 93638
Cuesta College
Hwy 1
San Luis Obispo, California 93403
Curam College of Nursing
6520 44th Street_#312
Sacramento, California 95823
D-Q University - Soboba Reservation
P.O. Box 487
San Jacinto, California 92583
Davis Adult School
315 West 14th St.
Davis, California 95616
De Brabander California College of Nursing
6 West Main St.; S-k-1
Stockton, California 95202
Delano Adult School
1811 Princeton St
Delano, California 93215
Diablo Medical Training - Martinez Adult Education
600 F Street
Martinez, California 94553
Difai City College
2107 West Manchester Ave
Los Angeles, California 90047
Dinuba Adult School
8470 Ave 406
Dinuba, California 93618
Dominguez High School
15301 San Jose Avenue
Compton, California 90221
Downey Adult School
12340 Woodruff Avenue
Downey, California 90241
Duncan Polytechnical High School
4330 East Garland
Fresno, California 93726
East Los Angeles Occupational Center
2100 Marengo Street
Los Angeles, California 90033
East Los Angeles Skills Center
3921 Selig Place
Los Angeles, California 90031
East San Gabriel ROP
1501 West Del Norte Street
West Covina, California 91790
El Camino Real Adult School
5440 Valley Circle Blvd.
Woodland Hills, California 91367
El Centro Ivrop Classroom
1560 Ocotillo Dr., Ste-C
El Centro, California 92243
El Monte Rosemead Adult School
10807 Ramona Blvd.
El Monte, California 91731