CNA courses in No. California (East Bay Area)

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I'm a newbie in this great site! :)

Does anyone know a good school in Northern California,

(preferably east bay area) that offers CNA courses?

I have no background in the medical field, should I go

take Medical Assisting Courses first, or can I go directly

to CNA courses?

TIA for your help!

did you ever find a cheap cna course in the east bay?


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Never heard back from you so don't know if you found a good CNA course. But for others with the same question: sources of CNA courses: local community colleges, local adult education/job placement schools, local long term care facilities, local private schools, occasional private vendors (there was one advertising in the Palo Alto local paper), your local chapter of the Red Cross. Community colleges or local adult education/job placement schools are the best choices. Community colleges offer college credit that may be required for their nursing programs. Good luck to anyone looking for CNA courses.


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Here's a link:

The cheapest I've heard is Nightengale.


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Specializes in CNA/Nursing student.

Medical assistant is really different from CNA and it takes longer to do. Here are so great schools for CNA that I have found (I am in the east bay and face the same problem). These are the cheapest programs I have found and some facts about them.

Nightinggale Nursing:

Program cost:$825

What does it include? Mostly everything execept a uniform and some other things.

Place:San Leandro

Evening classes? No

Bay Area Nursing academy:

Program cost:$875

What does it include? Mostly everything except a uniform and some other things.


Evening classes? No

Castro Valley adult

Program cost:$699

What does it include? Mostly everything except a uniform and some other things.

Place:Castro valley

Evening classes? No


Program cost:$1,200

What does it include? Not a lot.


Evening classes? No

Cornerstone college:

Program cost:$1,116.50

What does it include? mostly everything except the uniform and some other things.

Place:Livermore,Hayward, and some other places.

Evening classes? Yes

Hope this has helped you in your quest!:)


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Thanks for the list, MagicHospital.

I want to add Northern California Nursing Academy.

My classmates come from various areas of the Bay Area - East, South and North because NCNA is the most affordable and flexible to our schedule. Not to mention, the school have a high passing rate on the Certification Exam.

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