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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

Envision Education
9439 Archibald Avenue, Suite 109
Rancho Cucamonga, California 91730
Escondido Adult School
220 West Crest St.
Escondido, California 92025
Eureka Adult School
2500 Cypress Ave
Eureka, California 95503
Evergreen Valley College
3095 Yerba Buena Road
San Jose, California 95135
Fairfield-Suisun Adult School
900 Travis Blvd
Fairfield, California 94533
Fast Track Career College
4515 Eagle Rock Blvd.; #136
Los Angeles, California 90041
Feather River College
570 Golden Eagle Ave.
Quincy, California 95971
Fontana Adult School
9453 Citrus Ave.
Fontana, California 92335
Four-D College
1020 E. Washington St
Colton, California 92324
Franklin Career College
1274 Slater Circle
Ontario, California 91761
Franklin Career College
12440 Firestone Blvd., Ste-2000
Norwalk, California 90650
Fremont Community Adult School
7676 S. San Pedro St.
Los Angeles, California 90003
Fresno Adult School
2500 Stanislaus Street
Fresno, California 93721
3333 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles, California 90010
Gavilan College
5055 Santa Teresa Blvd.
Gilroy, California 95020
Genova Health Institute & Services
1300 W. Olympic Blvd Suite 401
Los Angeles, California 90015
Goldcoast Career Center
43770 15th Street West Suite 120
Lancaster, California 93534
Golden Crescent Health And Educational Services
510 Shatto Place Suite 120
Los Angeles, California 90020
Golden Living Center
3601 San Dimas
Bakersfield, California 93301
Golden Living Training Center
650 West Alluvial Ave
Fresno, California 93711
Golden Living Training Center
140 E. Tulare
Shafter, California 93263
Golden Living Training Center
4545 Georgetown Place, Ste. C14
Stockton, California 95207
Grossmont Health Occupations Center
9368 Oakbourne Rd.
Santee, California 92071
Hacienda La Puente Adult Education
14101 E. Nelson Ave.
La Puente, California 91746
Hanford Adult School
905 Campus Drive
Hanford, California 93230
Harbor Occupational Center
740 N. Pacific Ave.
San Pedro, California 90731
Hayward Adult School
22100 Princeton Street
Hayward, California 94541
Health Sciences Institute of California
930 South Mt. Vernon Avenue, # 400
Colton, California 92324
Healthcare College of California
141 East Acacia St., Ste-b
Stockton, California 95202
Healthcare Education Advancement Center
6000 York Blvd
Los Angeles, California 90042