Been doing a lot of research on CNA programs in San Diego. Seems the cheapest ones are, of course, also the most popular and difficult to get into. Was wondering if anyone out there could make some recommendations as to which schools offer CNA programs that aren't too expensive and impossible to get admitted into? So far I've looked at Kaplan, California Medical College, and Poway USD. Any insight is much appreciated!
Thanks in advance
Mar 10, '14
Have you tried ROP in the San Diego area?
Community Colleges? Or what about calling some long term care or assisted living facilities? Some may pay for on the job training, then once you have enough hours and experience, you take the state exam.
I hope this helps ^_^
Mar 10, '14
Thank you, NurseMorse! I've seen the Poway ROP class listings, although the classes are m-f, 7-3 which I can't take right now while I'm finishing up classes at my CC. I'm gonna see if I can get into MiraCosta and Grossmont, and i've also looked into some private schools like Pacific Health.
Mar 15, '14
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Thank you, NurseMorse! I've seen the Poway ROP class listings, although the classes are m-f, 7-3 which I can't take right now while I'm finishing up classes at my CC. I'm gonna see if I can get into MiraCosta and Grossmont, and i've also looked into some private schools like Pacific Health. Thanks again!
Oh good! Sounds like you're on the right track!
Apr 7, '14
I looked into the Poway and Grossmont ROP programs as well and they didn't fit my schedule. I took the weekend CNA program through California Medical College and they were very good. Excellent curriculum, phenomenal instructors. The facility we did our clinicals at was a nice facility despite the fact that it was located in Lemon Grove. The program was pricey - $2250 if you paid everything on time - but they offer a payment plan if you need to make monthly payments. You have to put $1k down and then monthly payments of $250 after that. They accept all major credit cards and all materials (books, 2 uniforms, a pen light, gait belt, bandage scissors, a nice stethoscope and a bp cuff) are all included. They've had a 100% pass rate for several years and they plan to keep that status. They bring in one of the official testers to review with you for a couple of days so you go in there pretty confident that you'll pass.
My class had a LOT of people who were on the path to nursing school so they were accustomed to studying and were serious about their aspirations. We also had a small handful who would likely remain in the CNA role indefinitely. I'm glad there are those who wish to stay in this role indefinitely because we certainly need them but I found myself in the former group.
I'm glad I went through this program.
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