CNA programs in Bay Area
- 0Oct 11, '08 by cbigg22Hi all, thank you in advance for your time. I really need some help! I have decided that I want to become a CNA, but have no idea on where and what is good about programs in the Bay Area. If anyone has any information, it will be helpful, and very very appreciated. Thanks!!
- 2Oct 22, '08 by CANurse415I am also looking for a CNA program in the Bay Area but I'm finding most of the locations on the ca.gov website are no longer offering them. I work 8am to 5pm M-F...Are there any NIGHT nursing classes out there? The ones I think are evening start at3pm in the afternoon.
I really want to become a nurse, but it seems like I would have to change jobs, but I can't get into the med field without certifications, but I can't get the certification unless I find a job that has wacky hours. HELP! Do any of you have any advice for someone who HAS to work full time?
- 2Oct 22, '08 by Sensoria17VIP Nursing in San Leandro has an evening program but it is in a very bad area. I started going there but didn't complete it because a girl and myself were waiting for our rides and she got robbed by some thugs.
For the OP, I don't know exactly where you are located but the instructor at Nightingale in Pleasant Hill is very nice. I didn't attend there but my LVN class shared the same clinical site (a very nice nursing home).
- 2I'm not sure exactly where in the bay area you're located, but the Sonoma/Mendocino County Red Cross has a CNA program that is 4 weeks full time and 8 weeks part time (4hrs/day) morning or nights.
I'm planning on doing that program (the 8 week) in december-febuary. I haven't registered yet because the class schedule for my school for spring isn't posted yet (though they said it would be today, which is frusterating) and I need to make sure it will work out with my class schedule because it goes into the first month of the spring semester.
The red cross program costs $1145 and it includes books, tuition and everything else except scrubs.
The program is located in Santa Rosa so if you live south of San Francisco it might be a long drive, but if you live more in the north bay, which I do, it might be good for you.
Hope this helps!!
- 2You know, now that I think about it, the San Francisco Red Cross might have a CNA course too. I think I remember looking that up when I was searching for programs. I just looked and I didn't see amnything, but I might not have been looking hard enough.
And I looked at NCP too, and it is pretty expensive, especially for a CNA course. I don't know if that is an issue but I thought I'd let you know.