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.
We want you to be able to learn but also fit school into your busy life. That’s why we offer a part-time experience. This allows students the choice to complete a part-time or full-time course to fit into their schedule and their life. So you are the most prepared once you graduate to begin a career as a Certified Nursing Assistant.
Our full-time program is Monday through Friday for four weeks. Lecture will be the first part of the course and will be from 9am – 3pm. Clinicals will be the last part of the course and will align with our clinical sites, normally 6:30am – 2pm. Times may vary slightly. This is a fast-paced course but you will be fully prepared to take your state exam and work as a CNA upon completion.
Our part-time program is designed so you can still work, play and live at the same time you are becoming a certified nursing assistant. The program is 8-weeks long. The first part of the class is theory and is on Monday and Wednesday from 4-8pm and Saturdays and Sundays from 10-4pm. Once clinicals start toward the middle of the class session, they are on Saturdays and Sundays from 6:30am-2:30pm (times are subject to change but tend to stay fairly consistent). The pace of this class allows all the information to sink in before more information is given.
Complete our CNA program and have the option to complete our Home Health Aide class immediately after for a special discounted price of $2500 ALL INCLUSIVE! Click here for more information on our Home Health Aide program.
Students will read from the provided book, learn through lectures and videos about the skills you need to be a CNA. There will be quizzes that prepare you for your final exam and ultimately, the certification exam. We teach you to know your theory and skills, so you feel confident every step of the way to be the best CNA possible and to pass the certification test!
Our state-of-the-art skills lab offers a real-life skilled nursing room that feels right inside our school. With all the equipment you will see in your patient’s room in real-life, we teach you in the up-to-date lab where you will get ample time to practice what you have learned in the theory portion of the course.
Did we mention both Emily and Kiran work in Skilled Nursing settings? Why is that a good thing? Because they know exactly what they are doing in this setting. Clinicals are the students' hands-on experience with real residents and patients. You will be paired with competent and experienced CNAs to work alongside them and learn from them. The information you have learned in theory and in the skills lab will be put into practice. And don’t be nervous! It will be a great, fun learning experience that we will be there for right alongside you!
CNA School Pricing
INCLUDED IN YOUR TUITION
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.
Blood pressure cuff
Application fee for the California State Board
Job fair near graduation day
AHA BLS CPR certification
AHA First Aid Certification
If you need another form of payment option, please call us and we can assist you. Call or email us with any questions or for more information.
Certified Nursing Assistant Training Program
This includes a non-refundable $300 which will be applied toward tuition costs.
Need financial assistance? We have partnered with The Leading Age and their “The Gateway-In Program”. This fantastic program will pay for your CNA and HHA schooling, if you qualify. Please visit their website at leadingageca.org/tgip/student-interest-form. *Please note we have no involvement with who qualifies or is chosen. We are merely a third-party company that provides CNA and HHA training*
It is the student’s responsibility to understand the California Department of Public Health’s (CDPH) policy in regard to Certified Nursing Assistant and Home Health Nursing Assistant continuing education (CEU). Alpha First Medical Academy holds no liability and takes no responsibility for when or how CEUs are to be taken to renew licensure.