CNA Training In California

The state of California has various pre-screening requirements for people interested in training for a career as a nursing assistant.  The state of California will perform a criminal record background check.  They will do some by requiring mandatory fingerprinting.  It will not be possible to complete the clinical portion of your CNA training until you submit to fingerprinting and a criminal record check.  You will be able to complete training and pursue your nursing assistant training if you do not have a criminal record. Find an accredited school from the reviews we have below.

In some cases, you might be eligible to sit for the CNA certification examination if you have medical training other than a CNA training course.  In order to determine if you could sit for a nursing assistant certification exam, call the California Department of Health.  They can be reached at (916) 327-2445.

Featured CNA Classes in California

The American Red Cross
Located in cities throughout California.
To find a center please click here. The American Red Cross offers CNA training programs in cities throughout California. Long Beach, Canoga Park, and Palmdale are just a few examples of cities that offer nursing aide programs at the local Red Cross.
The CNA program can be completed in as little as four weeks and offers classes on core nursing competencies along with applicable clinical skills. Employer surveys have suggested that students with a Red Cross CNA diploma are often hot commodities in the job market when compared to applicants from other institutions and schools.

Burbank Adult School CNA Training
3811 West Allen Avenue, Burbank, California 91505
Phone: (818) 558-4611
The CNA training program at Burbank Adult costs $500 plus additional costs for textbooks. The fee includes cost of uniform and any other equipment that you will use as part of the course. This school has an above average Academic performance Index, which means that their students continuously perform better than those in other schools. While this shouldn’t be your sole reason for choosing Burbank Adult, it does show that their programs are generally well rounded and prepare you better to challenge the state exams.

Mira Costa College CNA Course – Oceanside
One Barnard Drive, Oceanside, CA 92056
Phone: (619) 757-2121
The Oceanside campus of Mira Costa College is situated on 121 acres and boasts beautiful views of the ocean as well as the mountains. Mira Costa College also has another campus located in the neighboring city of San Elijo. CNA training programs are offered at both locations. Mira Costa’s CNA training curriculum started in 1987. The course can be completed in 8 weeks and is offered twice a semester. The college also offers a six week program that can be taken in the summer. The cost is approximately $500 for tuition and books.

Marshall Hospital Transitional Care Unit – Placerville
Marshall Way, Placerville, CA 95667
Phone: (530) 622-1441

Barton Memorial Hospital – South Lake Tahoe
P.O. Box 9578, South Lake Tahoe, California 96158
Phone: (916) 542-3000

Granada Healthcare and Rehabilitation CNA Program – Eureka
2885 Harris Street, Eureka, California 95501
Phone: (707) 443-1627

Pacific Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center – Eureka
2211 Harrison Avenue, Eureka, CA 95501
Phone: (707) 443-9767

International Health Group Inc. – San Diego
7750 Dagget Street, Suite 101 B, San Diego, CA 92111
Phone: (858) 278-9800

Poway School District Nursing Aide Course California
13230 Evening Creek Drive, Poway, CA 92064
Phone: (858) 679-2560

Did you know we have a study guide? Click here to see it in full!

What course of action should you take if a nursing home resident complains about noise coming from a neighbor’s room?

A. politely tell the patient to ignore the noise
B. move the patient to a new location
C. politely ask the neighbor to reduce the noise level
D. none of the above

Answer: C- See Section 1 of the CNA Study Guide (Noise and Lighting).
It is very important for residents to have a peaceful environment that is free from any unnecessary noises. Loss of sleep can make it difficult for the elderly to recover from infection and other illnesses.

When other patients have visitors, sometimes the noise level becomes loud enough for other patients to hear. If this happens, you can politely instruct family and friends of the resident to maybe turn down the television so they don’t have to talk over it, or maybe sit closer to the resident so they don’t have to raise their voice.

If a patient has the television or radio too loud and the noise is affecting other residents, politely bring the problem to the patient’s attention. If the patient refuses to cooperate, let the charge nurse know about the situation.

Check our our other pages:
Free Training Classes in California
CNA Certification and License Transfer in California


6 Responses to CNA Training In California

  1. Jacqueline Hansen [Jackie] August 13, 2011 at 10:41 am #

    Dear Sir/Madam

    I hereby wish to say, thank you very much for all the information that
    i can read on your site. It is clear and understanding .

    I would love to do a CNA- Training course in California. I’m a South African,but would
    love to have the [skills/experience] from abroad…as international is always more in advance than Africa.

    I would be recognize meeting a certain standard,to study for a degree in nursing.
    CNA is a stepping-stone toward becoming a [Registered Nurse] for me.

    Is the Red Cross my best option?

    I hope the above mention will receive your prompt attention.

    Many thanks!
    [Miss] J. Hansen

  2. Donna Petit September 5, 2011 at 5:32 pm #

    Hi, I live in San Luis Obispo, California, where are there any CNA training classes available near my home ? I have had 4.5 years experience as a senior caregiver and want further training. Also, are there any CNA classes available in the Sacramento area, as I am considering moving there in the future. Thank you.

  3. dawn c September 30, 2011 at 10:42 pm #

    I am looking for something in northern ca…berkeley or walnut creek. Does anyone have any suggestions for free or inexpensive training for a working mother of two?

  4. paula c December 2, 2011 at 6:07 pm #

    I’m having a hard time locating a CNA program in Orange County, CA…working for the state of CA social services IHSS for three years.

  5. janice cavazos January 29, 2012 at 2:12 am #

    I am interested in going to CNA classes and to work at a facility. I live in North Highlands, California.

  6. ashley paes July 27, 2014 at 2:01 am #

    Hi, I am very interested in CNA classes i live in san bernardino. i was wondering are there any free cna class or for low income classes please let me know, and thank you for your time.

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