Hi all, I'm thinking of becoming a CNA and am looking to find out about the programs available in my area. Most of the websites that do this for you are kind of shady, so I want to ask real people. Also there is already an old topic on this here
, but it's out of date and closed. I'd like to make a new one that's a more thorough resource for any Southern California prospective CNAs out there.
If you became a certified nursing assistant in Southern California, I think a lot of people could benefit from hearing where you went, how you liked it, whether it prepared you for the exam, and whether it prepared you for the actual work. Does where you go affect how potential employers see you? Also, feel free to chime in about how it's going if you're currently in a CNA program.
By the way, I have another topic here
if you feel like taking a look.
Thanks for your replies, guys. I don't know what's up with the Red Cross, they would be my first choice I guess but it doesn't seem like they're offering any courses. Back in January or February I checked out the training within 25 miles of me and a month's time, there were options. Now when I try to filter CNA classes within 80 miles and over an entire year from now, nothing comes up at all. However, other kinds of classes do give results. I'm guessing they haven't yet scheduled classes for the whole year. I'm still surprised there was nothing at all, though. I'm planning to call them tomorrow.
Personally I'm in the San Fernando Valley, but I appreciate the OC suggestions. I'll check out West LA College too. LA Valley College (which is LACC and very close to me) has a CNA course, but it's 20 weeks (http://lavc.edu/continuinged/cte.html#cna
)... That's longer than most people would prefer, I think.
Last edit by nwendel on Jun 26, '13
: Reason: realized LAVC program is 20 not 12 weeks, added link