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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

Healthcare Institute of Northern California
10 Rollins Rd.; #209
Millbrae, California 94030
Hillendale Home Care
1777 North California Blvd. St.210
Walnut Creek, California 94586
Holy Spirit Health Care Career Center
534 East San Bernardino Rd
Covina, California 91756
Homestead Schools Inc.
23800 Hawthorne Blvd.; Ste - 200
Torrance, California 90505
Hoover High School
2441 Cardinal Lane
San Diego, California 92123
Horizons College of Health Sciences
4640 Northgate Blvd
Sacramento, California 95834
Imperial High School
517 West Barioni Blvd., Rm-504
Imperial, California 92251
Imperial Valley College
380 E. Aten Road
Imperial, California 92251
Inglewood Community Adult School
106 East Manchester Blvd.; S-300
Inglewood, California 90301
Institute of Medical Education
100 W San Fernando St.
San Jose, California 95113
Integrity College of Health
1460 North Lake Ave.; Ste-102
Pasadena, California 91104
International Health Group Inc.
7750 Dagget Street Suite 101b
San Diego, California 92111
James Logan High School
1800 "H" Street
Union City, California 94587
Jefferson Community Adult School
1319 East 41 Street
Los Angeles, California 90011
1200 O'Brien Drive
Menlo Park, California 94025
Jordan Locke Community Adult School
325 East 111th Street
Los Angeles, California 90061
Joseph's School of Nursing
816 West Lancaster Blvd.
Lancaster, California 93536
Josua Nursing School
699 Serramonte Blvd.; #226
Daly City, California 94015
Just Harmony Nursing Services, Inc.
6700 Indiana Ave., Suite 270
Riverside, California 92506
Kaplan College
2022 University Drive
Vista, California 92083
Kaplan College
9055 Balboa Avenue
San Diego, California 92123
Kash Career College
2949 Fulton Ave
Sacramento, California 95821
Kern County ROP
15926 "K" Street
Mojave, California 93501
Kern High School ROP
501 S. Mt. Vernon Ave.
Bakersfield, California 93307
Kings County ROP
1144 W. Lacey Blvd.
Hanford, California 93230
LA Career College
10752 Burbank Blvd.
North Hollywood, California 91601
La Sierra West Adult
626 North Akers
Visalia, California 93291
LACOROP - Arcadia Unified School District
180 Campus Drive
Arcadia, California 91007
LACOROP - El Monte Union High School
3048 Tyler Avenue
El Monte, California 91731
LACOROP - Pasadena Unified School District
2925 E. Sierra Madre Blvd.
Pasadena, California 91107