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2012 Welcome CNA In California

December 31, 2011 by  
Filed under California

The Condition of Florida follows a set of recommendations, as required by OBRA 1987, to ensure the quality of care that CNAs provide while doing their work in long-term amenities. Regulations are integrated throughout conditions for the benefit of the person or individual as well as for the CNAs. The Office of Health Services Office is responsible for granting, maintaining, and tracking capable CNAs. In Florida, many Extensive Phrase Care (LTC) amenities offer many work for CNAs who would like to experience life in the healthcare industry.

Requirements to work as a CNA in California
Pass both the written and skills portions of the CNA State Exam
Physical and mental efficiency in performing the job
A good employment record
Has an active CNA certification

Salary Average for Certified Nursing Assistant in California
Between $19,991 – $35,647
Typically $8.66 – $10.87 per hour (hourly rate will increase, based on experience)

Training program criteria in California
California CNA programs must consist of at least 150 training hours (both classroom and clinical instruction). Some state-approved training programs may differ when it comes to number of hours in classroom settings and practical training.

Applying for Reciprocity in California
If an approved CNA moves to California from their home state, they must have an active CNA certification and good employment record. With this, you may qualify for certification in California without taking the CNA training evaluation. Then, to be fully qualified to work in California, you will need to submit the required documents.

State Contact Information for CNA Certifications

For more detailed information, you may contact them at:

CA Nurse Aide Registry
CNA/HHA/CHT Certification Unit
Licensing and Certification Division
1615 Capitol Avenue, MS 3301
P.O. Box 997416
Sacramento, CA 95899-7416
Phone #: 916-327-2445
Fax #: 916-552-8785

List of State-Approved Training Programs:

One of the most important requirements to become CNA is to be trained in state-approved training programs. Below are a few training programs in the state of California.

Allan Hancock College

800 South College Drive
Santa Maria, CA 93454-6399
Phone #: (805) 922-6966 ext. 3384 and 3541 (Nursing-CNA Program)
Fax #: (805) 922-1403

Cost is $312 ($26/unit) other fees are not included
12 units in one semester

American River College

4700 College Oak Drive
Sacramento, CA 95841-4217
Phone #: (916) 484-8011

Tuition for:
Resident is $156 ($26/unit)
Non-resident is $1296 ($216/unit)
International is $1404 ($234/unit)
Other fees are not included
Six (6) unit per semester, 63 hours for theory and 135 hours for clinical instructions

Antelope Valley College

Main Campus
3041 West Avenue K
Lancaster CA 93536

Palmdale Campus
1529 E. Palmdale Blvd
Palmdale CA
Phone #: 661-722-6300 ext. 6402

Tuition for:
CA Resident is $130 ($26/unit)
Non-resident is $305 (additional $175)
Other fees are not included
Five (5) units per semester and 50 hours for classroom instruction and 112 hours for clinical training

Los Angeles Harbor College

1111 Figueroa Place
Wilmington, CA 90744
CNA Program Coordinator: (310) 233-4360
Application/Information: (310) 233-4447
Admission: (310) 233 – 4090
Fax #: (310) 233 – 4662

Estimated cost is $556 these includes:
Course fee
Student Health Fee
Associated Student Organization Fee
Student Representative Fee
White Nursing Shoes
CPR course
Malpractice Insurance
Fingerprint Processing
Application Fees to state
State Exam
CNA Textbook
CNA Module
Five (5) units per semester

Preferred College of Nursing

Preferred College of Nursing, Bakersfield
1415 18th Street #205
Bakersfield, CA 93301

Preferred College of Nursing, W. Covina
421 S. Glendora Ave., Suite 101
West Covina, CA 91790
Bakersfield: (661) 324 – 2509; (661) 324 – 2677
West Covina: (626) 917 – 0111

One semester class only

Palo Verde College

One College Drive
Blyth, California 92225
Phone #: 760-921-5500
Phone #: 760-921-5504 (Nursing and faculty secretary)