To become a certified nursing assistant (CNA), you will have to have nursing assistant training as you are a vital part of the daily operations at hospitals and nursing facilities. As you help aid those who are unable to care for themselves, it’s inevitable that you must possess compassionate traits and deep communication skills.
As a CNA, you’ll work very closely with patients and are responsible for their basic care and needs. This may include bathing, grooming, assisting nurses with equipment, and checking patients’ vital signs. You would also be responsible for providing patients with emotional support as enduring their treatment may be rather stressful for them. Many nursing assistants pursue careers in hospitals, nursing care facilities, and community care facilities for the elderly.
Chaffey College offers 1 Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant/Aide degree programs. It's a very large, public, two-year college in a large suburb. In 2019, 24 Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant/Aide students graduated with students earning 24 Certificates.
|School||Average Tuition||Student Teacher Ratio||Enrolled Students|
|Summit College San Bernardino, CA||1,085|
|East San Gabriel Valley Regional Occupational Program West Covina, CA||14 : 1||108|
|Riverside County Office of Education-School of Career Education Indio, CA||291|
|Healthcare Career College Paramount, CA||56 : 1||333|
|Trinity School of Health and Allied Sciences Gardena, CA|
|Modesto Junior College Modesto, CA||71 : 1||18,068|
|Charles A Jones Career and Education Center Sacramento, CA||243|
|Bakersfield College Bakersfield, CA||72 : 1||26,380|
|Hacienda La Puente Adult Education La Puente, CA||45 : 1||812|
|Platt College-Los Angeles Alhambra, CA||43 : 1||727|
|Medical Allied Career Center Santa Fe Springs, CA||70 : 1||70|
|Palo Verde College Blythe, CA||142 : 1||4,540|
|Milan Institute-Visalia Visalia, CA||395|
|California Nurses Educational Institute Palm Springs, CA||217|
|MiraCosta College Oceanside, CA||70 : 1||12,992|
|West Coast Ultrasound Institute Los Angeles, CA||11 : 1||814|
|Central Coast College Salinas, CA||59 : 1||236|
|Riverside City College Riverside, CA||80 : 1||21,118|
|Santa Rosa Junior College Santa Rosa, CA||65 : 1||19,101|
|Butte College Oroville, CA||47 : 1||10,100|