CNA Certification Training Classes California

Adelanto Alameda Alhambra Aliso Viejo
Altadena Anaheim Antelope Antioch
Apple Valley Arcadia Arden Arcade Atascadero
Atwater Azusa Bakersfield Baldwin Park
Banning Beaumont Bell Bellflower
Bell Gardens Belmont Benicia Berkeley
Beverly Hills Boyle Heights Brawley Brea
Brentwood Buena Park Burbank Burlingame
Calexico Camarillo Campbell Canoga Park
Carlsbad Carmichael Carson Castro Valley
Cathedral City Ceres Cerritos Chatsworth
Chico Chino Chino Hills Chula Vista
Citrus Heights Claremont Clovis Coachella
Colton Compton Concord Corona
Coronado Costa Mesa Covina Culver City
Cupertino Cypress Daly City Dana Point
Danville Davis Delano Desert Hot Springs
Diamond Bar Downey Dublin East Irvine
East Los Angeles East Palo Alto Eastvale Echo Park
El Cajon El Centro El Cerrito El Dorado Hills
Elk Grove El Monte Encinitas Escondido
Eureka Fairfield Fair Oaks Fallbrook
Florence Graham Florin Folsom Fontana
Foothill Farms Foster City Fountain Valley Fremont
French Valley Fresno Fullerton Galt
Gardena Garden Grove Gilroy Glendale
Glendora Goleta Hacienda Heights Hanford
Hawthorne Hayward Hemet Hercules
Hesperia Highland Hollister Hollywood
Huntington Beach Huntington Park Imperial Beach Indio
Inglewood Irvine Isla Vista Jurupa Valley
La Canada Flintridge Ladera Ranch Lafayette Laguna Hills
Laguna Niguel La Habra La Jolla Lake Elsinore
Lake Forest Lakewood La Mesa La Mirada
Lancaster La Presa La Puente La Quinta
La Verne Lawndale Lemon Grove Lemoore
Lincoln Livermore Lodi Lompoc
Long Beach Los Altos Los Angeles Los Banos
Los Gatos Lynwood Madera Manhattan Beach
Manteca Martinez Maywood Menifee
Menlo Park Merced Milpitas Mira Loma
Mission Viejo Modesto Monrovia Montclair
Montebello Monterey Monterey Park Moorpark
Moreno Valley Morgan Hill Mountain View Murrieta
Napa National City Newark Newport Beach
Norco North Highlands North Hollywood Northridge
North Tustin Norwalk Novato Oakland
Oakley Oceanside Oildale Ontario
Orange Orangevale Orcutt Oxnard
Pacifica Palmdale Palm Desert Palm Springs
Palo Alto Paradise Paramount Pasadena
Paso Robles Perris Petaluma Pico Rivera
Pittsburg Placentia Pleasant Hill Pleasanton
Pomona Porterville Poway Rancho Cordova
Rancho Cucamonga Rancho Palos Verdes Rancho Santa Margarita Redding
Redlands Redondo Beach Redwood City Reedley
Rialto Richmond Ridgecrest Riverside
Rocklin Rohnert Park Rosemead Roseville
Rowland Heights Rubidoux Sacramento Salinas
San Bernardino San Bruno San Carlos San Clemente
San Diego San Dimas San Francisco San Gabriel
Sanger San Jacinto San Jose San Juan Capistrano
San Leandro San Luis Obispo San Marcos San Mateo
San Pablo San Pedro San Rafael San Ramon
Santa Ana Santa Barbara Santa Clara Santa Clarita
Santa Cruz Santa Maria Santa Monica Santa Paula
Santa Rosa Santee Saratoga Seaside
Sherman Oaks Silver Lake Simi Valley Soledad
South Gate South Pasadena South San Francisco South Whittier
Spring Valley Stanton Stockton Suisun City
Sunnyvale Temecula Temple City Thousand Oaks
Torrance Tracy Tujunga Tulare
Turlock Tustin Twentynine Palms Union City
Universal City Upland Vacaville Valencia
Vallejo Van Nuys Ventura Victorville
Vineyard Visalia Vista Walnut
Walnut Creek Wasco Watsonville West Covina
West Hills West Hollywood Westminster Westmont
West Sacramento West Whittier Los Nietos Whittier Wildomar
Windsor Woodland Woodland Hills Yorba Linda
Yuba City Yucaipa

Things to Ask CNA Colleges

Now that you have chosen which nursing program to enroll in, along with if to attend your classes on campus or on the web, you can use the following checklist to start narrowing down your choices. As you probably are aware, there are many CNA schools and colleges throughout California and the United States. So it is important to reduce the number of schools to choose from to ensure that you will have a workable list. As we already mentioned, the site of the school and the price of tuition are undoubtedly going to be the first two factors that you will consider. But as we also emphasized, they should not be your sole qualifiers. So before making your final decision, use the following questions to see how your pick compares to the other schools.

  • Accreditation. It's a good idea to make sure that the certificate program in addition to the school is accredited by a U.S. Department of Education acknowledged accrediting agency. In addition to helping make sure that you get a quality education and employment in California, it may help in obtaining financial aid or student loans, which are often not provided for non-accredited schools.
  • Certification Preparation. Certification prerequisites for CNAs are different from state to state. For CNA certification, passing a state specific exam is required.  Some states require a specified number of clinical hours be completed, as well. It's imperative that the school you are attending not only provides a top-notch education, but also preps you to meet the minimum certification standards for California or the state where you will be practicing.
  • Reputation. Visit online rating companies to see what the evaluations are for each of the schools you are looking into. Ask the accrediting agencies for their reviews also. Also, check with the California school certification or licensing authority to check out if there are any complaints or compliance issues. Finally, you can speak with some California healthcare organizations you're interested in working for after graduation and ask what their judgements are of the schools as well.
  • Graduation and Job Placement Rates. Find out from the CNA colleges you are considering what their graduation rates are as well as how long on average it takes students to finish their programs. A low graduation rate may be an indication that students were dissatisfied with the program and dropped out. It's also essential that the schools have high job placement rates. A high rate will not only confirm that the school has a favorable reputation within the California medical community, but that it also has the network of relationships to assist students attain a position.
  • Internship Programs. The most ideal way to get experience as a certified nursing assistant is to work in a clinical setting. Almost all nursing degree programs require a certain number of clinical hours be completed. Various states have minimum clinical hour mandates for certification too. Ask if the schools have associations with local California hospitals, clinics or labs and assist with the placing of students in internships.