CNA School

What is a CNA?

A CNA is a certified nursing assistant.  Certified nursing assistance assists in helping nurses care for residents and patients in skilled nursing, long-term care, within hospitals, and in the home with home health.  Certified nursing assistance provides dignified, competent care to these residents.  Being a CNA is the most rewarding career you can have as you get to help people, bond with them, and bring your caring hands into the lives of those who need it.

Our Program

We want you to be able to learn but also fit school into your busy life.  That’s why we offer an eight-week, part-time experience.  It allows students to continue to work, continue to have a life and time for the information to really sink in so you are the most prepared once you graduate to begin a career as a Certified Nursing Assistant.




The cost of tuition for the Certified Nursing Assistant training program is $2200 ALL INCLUSIVE!! (except physical and TB).  This includes a non-refundable $300 which will be applied toward tuition costs. 


- LiveScan Fingerprinting



-Swag bag: stethoscope, blood pressure cuff,

gait belt, pen, and more!

-Application fee for the California State Board

-Job fair near graduation day


-AHA BLS CPR certification and AHA First Aid Certification

so you can already be ahead of the game when applying for jobs!

If students need to reschedule to a different session, a $100 rescheduling fee will be applied.


We understand that funds can be tight, especially at this time.  If you are in need of financial accommodations, please do not hesitate to call or email us.

What You Need Before You Start

  • Must be at least 16 years of age

  • Must have a valid State Identification card

  • Must have a valid Social Security card

  • Physical Examination by a physician or nurse practitioner within 90 days prior to clinical rotation (to be paid for by student).

  • PPD (TB) test within 90 days prior to our clinical rotation (to be paid for by student).

  • Must pass a Live Scan Fingerprinting background check (no cost to the student)

Classroom Rules/Dress Code

Alpha First Medical Academy Student Uniform and Dress Code

We set the highest standards for health and safety regulations and expect our students to represent themselves and the school with the highest standards which include maintaining a high standard of dress, grooming, health, and hygiene.

CLICK HERE for our full list of classroom rules and dress code regulations