A few quick questions about attaining a CNA certification..

  1. Hi everyone. My name is Alice, I'm 20 years old and I'm still at community college finishing up my GE requirements. I want to pursue a career in nursing, but I'd also like to get a head start right now. I was wondering how I would go about getting into a CNA training program. I've been searching on google, but it doesn't specifically help me. :\ I'd appreciate it so much if I could get some information on how I could find a CNA training program (in California), how long the program takes, and about how much the fee/tuition is.

    Thank you so much.

  2. 2 Comments

  3. by   PBAJS
    I did a google search for California nursing assistant training
    and found this ...
    Certified Nursing Assistant Programs

    Hope that helps.
  4. by   srkerk
    Hi Alice and congrats on making your first step on becoming a nurse! I live in the lone star state, but I am sure that CNA courses would cost about the same. My class was $1,200 but that included scrubs, texts, gaitbelt, background check, tuition, and the cost of the state exam. My class was 8 weeks T and Thurs from 6 - 10pm in a nursing home through a university.

    Hope that helps! Google can be screwy sometimes LOL. I would recommend staying away from online CNA courses because they tend to be a scam. EX. St. Augstines, I can't remember the name right now.