The Nurse Assistant Training (CNA) program prepares students with entry-level skills and knowledge to practice in the role of a certified nurse assistant in a variety of a long-term care settings and hiring CNA's. The course is designed to prepare students to successfully complete the state certification examination to become a Certified Nurse Assistant in the state of California. The program consists of a ten week course with both lecture and clinical components.

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What is a CNA?

A certified nursing assistant (CNA) provides varying levels of care and support to physically and/or mentally disabled individuals who are unable to care for themselves. CNAs care for patients of all ages in hospitals, inpatient mental health facilities, and clinics. (Source: Nursing.org). Employment opportunities are good both locally and in the state. Graduates are actively employed primarily by local long-term care facilities with starting salaries of $9.00 - 15.00 per hour.

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