CNA programs in Bay Area

  1. 0 Hi 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!!
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  3. Visit  cbigg22 profile page

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    From 'Bay Area,CA'; 26 Years Old; Joined Oct '08; Posts: 11.

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  4. Visit  NurseCubanitaRN2b profile page
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    Try the local adult schools in your area. Some community colleges offer the program. Good luck!
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  5. Visit  KarmaWiseRaven profile page
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    Most of your nursing homes offer a class and your clinicals are apart of your class you earn while you learn. Good luck its about 9 weeks long the work is hard so be ready for it.And even the test to get the cirt is not hard Good Luck.
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  6. Visit  GigiNYC profile page
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    There is a very good school in South San Francisco
    NCP college of Nursing, 1-800-339-5145,
    website is www.ncpvocational.com look into it, it has CNA and Nursing classes.
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  7. Visit  CANurse415 profile page
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    I 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?
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  8. Visit  Sensoria17 profile page
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    VIP 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).
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  9. Visit  ZAR963 profile page
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    I'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!!
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  10. Visit  ZAR963 profile page
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    You 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.
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  11. Visit  cbigg22 profile page
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    does anybody know of any specific courses in San Jose or surrounding areas. Does san jose have a red cross program? thank you for your time..
  12. Visit  ZAR963 profile page
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    I do not think that the San Jose Red Cross (Which is the "Santa Clara Red Cross, San Jose") has a CNA program. Not many do. You may want to check out their website, I looked briefly but I didn't have much luck. Hope you find something!
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  13. Visit  caliotter3 profile page
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    The last time I was in the San Jose Red Cross office I saw a group of individuals waiting to be tested for their CNA. Some Red Cross offices do the testing only, as far as I know, these people were only being tested there. They did not take their CNA course at that office. You might give them a call and ask. You can go in person and get a copy of their classes. They offer CPR and other related courses too.
  14. Visit  cbigg22 profile page
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    hello,just curious.Is it hard to find CNA jobs in the bay area right now? Anything will help. I want to do CNA because I had heard that it is a great stepping stone to become an RN. I was just wondering if anybody had any idea if this a good idea or should I look into other programs. Thank you so much!
  15. Visit  cna2b profile page
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    This reply might be too late, but it could help others who are just starting to get into a CNA program.
    I have researched schools and looked into the website of the Dept of Health to check which are approved. At first, I just really want to enter a training program and become a CNA. Then I realized I had so many options to choose from like class schedule, tuition and fees, clinical rotation, location, pass rate and the school itself.
    After spending many days and hours of research, I decided to go to Northern California Nursing Academy in Daly City. The reputation of their pass rate says a lot, but talking to them over the phone is even better. I had a hard time with other schools because they just want my money.
    Anyways, here's their info - ncnursingacademy.com
    Weekend and Weeknights Class: Yes
    Pass Rate: 100%


    Good luck!
    Last edit by jb2u on Jul 22, '11 : Reason: Removed link and telephone # - TOS Violation


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