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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

Lake Tahoe Community College
2170 South Avenue
South Lake Tahoe, California 96150
Life-Ed 4 Nurses
18780 Amar Road, Suite 205
Walnut, California 91789
Lifeline Healthcare Consultants Inc.
5709 Market St.
Oakland, California 94608
Long Beach School For Adults
3701 East Willow Street
Long Beach, California 90815
Long Beach Unified School District ROP
1600 Atlantic Avenue
Long Beach, California 90813
Los Angeles Career College
1725 Beverly Blvd.
Los Angeles, California 90026
Los Angeles City College
855 N. Vermont Avenue
Los Angeles, California 90029
Los Angeles Community Adult
4650 W. Olympic Blvd.
Los Angeles, California 90019
Los Angeles Harbor College
1111 Figueroa Place
Wilmington, California 90744
Los Angeles Job Corps
1031 South Hill Street
Los Angeles, California 90015
Los Angeles Technology Center
3721 West Washington Blvd.
Los Angeles, California 90018
Los Angeles Trade Technical College
400 West Washington Blvd
Los Angeles, California 90015
Los Angeles Valley College
5800 Fulton Avenue
Los Angeles, California 91401
Lynwood Community Adult School
4050 Imperial Hwy
Lynwood, California 90262
Madera Adult School
955 Pecan Avenue
Madera, California 93637
Madera South High School
705 W. Pecan Ave
Madera, California 93637
Manual Arts-Crenshaw Educational & Career Center
4131 S. Vermont Ave.
Los Angeles, California 90037
Marian College
3325 Wilshire Blvd, 10th Floor
Los Angeles, California 90010
Marin County ROP
1111 Las Gallinas Ave.
San Rafael, California 94913
Mary Seacole Nursing Care Training Academy
7500 Elsie Ave. Ste.103
Sacramento, California 95828
Maxine Waters Employment Prep
325 E 111th Street
Los Angeles, California 90061
Medical Allied Career Center
12631 E. Imperial Hwy.
Santa Fe Springs, California 90670
Medical Career College
41300 Christy St.
Fremont, California 94538
Merced College
16570 S. Mercy Spring Rd.
Los Banos, California 93635
Merced Community College
3600 M Street
Merced, California 95348
Merritt College
12500 Campus Drive
Oakland, California 94619
Mira Costa College
1 Barnard Drive
Oceanside, California 92056
Mission Career College
455 South "I" Street
San Bernardino, California 92410
Mission Career College
3975 Jackson St., Suite 300
Riverside, California 92503
Mission College
3000 Mission College Boulevard
Santa Clara, California 95054