CNA school in Southern California

  1. 0 Hello,
    I am looking for a CNA school or program near North Hollywood, CA. I have heard some are accelerated to around 8 weeks.
    Are there some qualities in a CNA program that I should look for? Or do employers often not care where you got your CNA cert?

    Has anyone here attended one near this area? (Btw I have been looking everywhere for a list online of licensed CNA programs.)
    Something like this: (http://www.rn.ca.gov/schools/rnprograms.shtml).

    Thanks for reading and any help is greatly appreciated!
  2. Visit  jjic3982 profile page

    About jjic3982

    Joined Mar '11; Posts: 146; Likes: 14.

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  3. Visit  jjic3982 profile page
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    Sorry this is the wrong forum. I'm a little new here xD.
  4. Visit  Grumpygs profile page
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    Hi, you may want to check out your local community colleges or any adult education centers in your area. Many of the community colleges in Southern California offer nurse assistant programs but they may not call them Certified Nurse Assistant programs. Good luck!
  5. Visit  jjic3982 profile page
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    Thanks Grumpygs,
    I have been researching and found some options! Now financial aid is the only concern...
  6. Visit  Malefocker profile page
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    Not sure if you are planning on going to nursing school but in california one you are past your first semester of nursing school you are automatically qualified to work as a CNA. It would save you a bunch of money that way...?
    Thirdwatch likes this.
  7. Visit  jjic3982 profile page
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    Actually I am; sounds like that might be the better plan. Thanks.
  8. Visit  can'tdecide profile page
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    Check with the nursing program you are wanting to attend. The nursing program I am trying to get into requires that you have a CNA license first.
    Faeriewand likes this.
  9. Visit  Thirdwatch profile page
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    Check LAUSDs Adult school. They offer 2 CNA programs. North and West Valley Occupatinal Centers offer classes. The rest are verry expensive.

    The Red Cross in Van Nuys charges $1500.00. I paid about as much.

    Waiting for the first semester of nursing school is a good idea.
  10. Visit  Faeriewand profile page
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    The private schools are usually around 8 weeks. I checked into Kaplan before I went to a public supported vocational school (adult school) for my LVN and CNA. At the adult school I attended I had to take a semester pre-req course and then the semester CNA course. The CNA course was 5 days a week! This was in Santee in San Diego county. Both of those courses were the pre-reqs for my LVN school. I think those classes were great preparation for Vocational nursing.

    I was really surprised to see a CNA training program at a LTC near me. I was just checking the websites of LTC's in my area and it was stated on the web page that they will give you free CNA training. Check around in your area and see if maybe you can find the same thing.
  11. Visit  jjic3982 profile page
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    Hi everyone!
    First, I want to thank you for the information you guys have provided. Faerie, I believe LTC's are what I will prioritize.
  12. Visit  sreneesa profile page
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    Checkout Trinity Vocational School.

    Im starting on weekends in May.

    I have copy and pasted what the school sent me as far as tuition, expenses, etc.


    Keep in mind that the info given below is the latest info and slightly differs on tuition on website. I just got this copy sent to me a few weeks ago.

    Even offers flexible payment plans. Checkout info below:



    Trinity Vocational Center
    1149 W. 190th St., Suite 2000 Gardena, CA 90248
    Office Tel: 310-834-3065; 310-834-1308 Fax: 310-834-6236
    Website: Trinity Vocational Center: Accredited school for Certified Nurse Assistants & Home Health Aides

    NURSE ASSISTANT PROGRAM

    N. A. SCHEDULES & TUITION FEE:
    WEEKEND SCHEDULE : SAT/SUN 7:30 AM – 4:00 PM ( 2 MONTHS )
    WEEKDAY SCHEDULE : MON-THURS 7:30 AM – 4:00 PM ( 1 MONTHS )
    WEEKNIGHT SCHEDULE: MON-THURS 4:00 PM – 8:30 PM ( 2 MONTHS )

    Tuition Fee $ 500.00
    Registration Fee 75.00 – Non-Refundable
    Additional Cost 100.00 – See breakdown of fees below
    ------------
    TOTAL C.N.A. COST: $ 675.00

    REQUIREMENTS FOR NURSE ASSISTANT
    At least 16 years old
    Must take Test of Adult Basic Education if there’s no proof of any HS transcript, diploma, or GED
    Physical Exam with TB test (to be submitted within the 3rd day the class starts) ($ 50)
    Valid Social Security Number
    CPR ( BLS HEALTH CARE PROVIDER FOR AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION)
    - INITIAL COST ( $50 ) - RENEWAL FEE ( $ 45 )
    Money Order payable to Regional Testing Center ($90)

    ADDITIONAL COSTS: CNA: $100
    2 School Patch $ 5.00
    2 Sets of White Uniform $35.00
    Medical Equipment $25.00
    Textbook & Workbook (set) $35.00

    PAYMENT DUE DATES
    Full Time

    Upon Registration $75
    1st Week $300
    2nd Week $100
    4th Week $100
    5th Week $100
    6th Week 0 balance

    Part Time

    Upon Registration $75
    1st Week $300
    3rd Week $100
    5th Week $100
    6th Week $100
    8th Week 0 balance
  13. Visit  AlexandraS profile page
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    There is a list of the approved CNA schools for California...it's organized by county so you can find one that's in your area.

    good luck!
    Last edit by jb2u on Apr 9, '12 : Reason: Self-Promotion


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