How to Become a CNA in California

Starting your career as a certified nursing assistant in California only requires three simple steps. The first step is to locate an educational institution, hospital or care facility that offers a state approved cna training program. After enrolling in the education program and completing the required number of course hours according to California state guidelines, the individual will then register to take the cna certification exam. The exam includes a combination of written multiple choice questions and a hands-on practical skills section. Upon successful completion of both parts of the exam the individual may apply to have their cna license mailed to them so that they can begin working as a nursing assistant.

Many nurse aides choose to continue their education at a later date to become either a practical nurse (LPN) or a registered nurse (RN). For those who enjoy the career of nursing and want to increase their earnings potential and take on a greater variety of functions in their job duties these two can be excellent options.

Training to become a cna can be completed in as little as a few weeks. Many hospitals, long-term care centers and assisted living facilities in California offer career training programs for individuals who are willing to work at that particular facility upon receiving their cna certification. These types of programs are usually paid for by the institution and offered to interested students free of cost in exchange for a specified tenure of employment.

Schools That Offer CNA Classes in California

Successful careers begin at the Milan Institute. We offer quality hands-on training, experienced faculty and a staff committed to helping you realize your goals.

Programs:

  • Nursing Assistant
  • Medical Assisting
  • Registered Dental Assistant
  • And more...
Locations: VisaliaSparksFresnoMore...
Turn your talents into a career. Nationally recognized and accredited Platt College offers degree programs in Graphic Design, Multimedia, IT Networking and Paralegal.

Programs:

  • Certified Nurse Assistant
  • Medical Assisting
  • Vocational Nursing Program*
  • And more...
Locations: AnaheimAlhambra

Elevate Your Life

             

If you’re willing to put in the work, take each step with determination, and never stop climbing, Summit College can help you elevate your education – and elevate your life.

 

We appreciate that every student’s climb is different. We’ve seen firsthand the need for individualized, personal support for every student. And that’s what we’re here for. To support your climb, in any form it may take.

 

 

Programs:

  • Licensed Vocational Nurse -- Evening
  • Licensed Vocational Nurse - Days
Locations: Santa Ana

North-West College prides itself for having modern, well-equipped facilities that are centered on the student’s experience.

 North-West College (NWC) was founded in 1966 by Marsha Fuerst. Mrs. Fuerst's family has been involved in the allied health field since the early 1950's. North-West College continues to be owned and operated by Mrs. Fuerst's son Mitchell Fuerst. The Fuersts' passion for career education and their desire to provide high quality, relevant training is one of the guiding principles of the College.

 Our College's mission is to prepare students in short term programs for gainful employment. To accomplish this, we furnish a professional faculty, well-qualified administrators, and a top-notch support staff. Facilities are well equipped, clean, and decorated to keep the atmosphere vibrant, friendly, and warm. The quality of education is the highest priority at the College. Students are accepted on their ability to benefit regardless for race, color, or creed.

Programs:

  • Medical Assistant
  • Vocational Nursing
  • Dental Assistant

At UEI College, we want you to succeed. We’re like a family and we want you to be a part of it. From the moment you enter ourschool, to graduation and beyond, we are right there with you.

Programs:

  • Medical Assistant (10-Month Diploma Program)
  • Dental Assistant (10-Month Diploma Program)
  • Medical Office Specialist (10-Month Diploma Program)
Locations: BakersfieldEncinoAnaheimMore...

Why Brightwood?

Real-World Training

We keep education relevant by employing instructors with real-world experience in the field, who bring their career backgrounds to the classroom. Our programs are continually assessed by faculty, staff and members of the business and education communities to help ensure your studies align with your career goals. Programs offered by Brightwood College focus on local employment needs, in areas such as allied health, nursing and technical and professional programs.

Programs:

  • Medical Assistant
  • Healthcare Assistant
  • Medical Assistant - Diploma
  • And more...
Locations: Vista

You can prepare for a new career with help from Charter College. Our accelerated Associates Degree, and Certificate programs are designed to help you complete your education as quickly as possible. We offer year-round classes and flexible scheduling - study anytime from anywhere. We provide students not only with the technical skills necessary for success, but also job search and placement assistance so you can find new opportunities after graduation.

Programs:

  • Certificate - Medical Assistant
Locations: LancasterOxnard
Give your career a boost with an education from Mayfield College. Our academic programs include medical front office, computer support technician, and general office management.

Programs:

  • Medical Assistant
Locations: Cathedral City

The Secret to Getting Ahead is Getting Started

 

Congratulations! Your interest in California College San Diego is an important first step toward changing your life. A career-focused degree is the key to a new career with a potentially higher income, better benefits, and more satisfaction.

Programs:

  • Respiratory Therapy (AS)
Locations: San Diego
  • Current RNs can choose from RN to BSN or RN to MSN online programs
  • RN-to-BSN program offers courses in Illness and Disease Management, Principles of Assessment, and Holistic Professional Nursing
  • RN to MSN specializations include Family Nurse Practitioner, Adult-Gerontology and more
  • Courses help develop students’ assessment, patient care, and community outreach skills
  • South University brings over 115 years of achievement and tradition to a supportive, online classroom
  • We're now Non-Profit.

Programs:

  • Nursing (RN to BSN)
  • RN to Master of Science in Nursing with a specialization in Family Nurse Practitioner (RN-MSN)
  • Post Graduate Certificate in Nursing with a specialization in Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner
  • And more...

California CNA Career Links

Nursing Assistant Jobs
CNA Job Description
Nursing Assistant Salary


Online CNA Training Programs


Kaplan University Online
Chamberlain College of Nursing
Walden University Online
Kaplan Healthcare

National Directory of CNA Training Courses