What is a CNA?
A Certified Nursing Assistant, or CNA, helps patients with activities of daily living and other healthcare needs under the direct supervision of a Registered Nurse (RN) or Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN). CNA’s are also commonly referred to as a Nursing Assistant, Patient Care Assistant (PCA), or a Nurse’s Aid.
Some individuals will use their knowledge as a CNA to bridge the gap to further their career and become an LVN or RN. Interestingly, a large number of CNAs are already in a nursing school program and use this career as a chance to learn more about the healthcare world and gain additional real-world application and knowledge. Others become a CNA in order to determine if they want to continue to the next step in their healthcare journey.
As a Nurse Assistant, you will be an important part of today’s world of health care, with knowledge and skills that are always in demand. With our comprehensive program that was designed with input from educators, caregivers, and long-term care industry representatives, we can help you become a nurse assistant and begin your career in health care.
Certified Nursing Assistant Program:
What is CNA Training?
CNA training from the LA Skills Academy NAT Program meets the California Department of Public Health’s requirements for Nurse Assistant Training in California, including 60 hours of classroom/online theory lecture and 100 hours of supervised hands-on clinical experience at a local Skilled Nursing Facility. All classes are taught by highly experienced and professional nurses with a small student to instructor ratio to provide quality training. The expectation of excellence is high within our fast-paced and focused program. We train our CNA school students to provide compassionate care for people within the healthcare system.
Through lecture, video, role-playing, hands-on skills demonstration, and clinical practice, our nursing assistant training enables students to learn procedural skills such as bathing, dressing, positioning, and vital signs. Students in our CNA school will also learn key communication techniques through life skills training including resume and interview preparation to make students ready for employment after graduation. After students graduate from the NAT Program, they are eligible to test for the California Nurse Assistant State Exam to become a Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA).
How Much Does CNA Training Cost?
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Our CNA tuition is $1800 and includes:
160 hours of lecture and training
NAT Textbook by American Red Cross
Live Scan Fingerprinting
Education and Career Counseling
Job Fair / Job Assistance
Requirements Before Registration
At least 16 years of age
Valid social security number
Requirements After Registration
Flu Shot (current season)
Weekly COVID test
100% Online Registration is up for your convenience. Do everything here or Send us your documents.
Introducing an affordable and budget-friendly payment plan to help you get where you need to go with your CNA training.
Get your lectures done in the comfort of your home. Zoom classes are in place while we are social-distancing.
We have employers waiting for you. Attend job fairs or get referred to a job.
CNA Training From The Best:
LA Skills Academy
LA Skills Academy (LASA) was founded by a team of dedicated nurses from the American Red Cross Nurse Assistant Training (NAT/CNA) Program. We are backed with a decade of experience and expertise in the field. LA Skills Academy aims to deliver the most effective Nurse Assistant Training (NAT) Program to the community at the schedule that works for you. We believe in providing outstanding and innovative training for NA Students using traditional classroom education, online learning, and hands-on clinical training. LA Skills Academy is an official provider of the American Red Cross Nurse Assistant Training Program.
Approved by the California Department of Public Health to deliver Nurse Assistant Training Program to the public online and in-person.
Frequently Asked Questions
How long is CNA training?
CNA training includes 60 hours of classroom/online theory lecture and 100 hours of supervised hands-on clinical experience at a local Skilled Nursing Facility. After successfully completing our CNA courses and passing the California Nurse Assistant State Exam, you will receive your nursing assistant certificate.
When are the registration files due?
You may complete all the forms online. Go to your account > Registration or https://www.laskillsacademy.com/account/registration
When are physical exams and TB tests due?
Physical exams and TB tests for our nursing assistant training are due by your orientation date. If you are waiting for results and can not submit by orientation, you may submit the paperwork by the first day of class.
What is the federal requirement regarding CNA training?
The federal requirement for Certified Nursing Assistant Training is that the programs consist of at least 75 hours of classroom and clinical instruction.
What does CNA training consist of?
CNA certification training in Encino consists of lecture, video, role-playing, hands-on skills demonstration, and clinical practice. Students learn procedural skills such as bathing, dressing, positioning, and vital signs. Students will also learn key communication techniques through life skills training including resume and interview preparation to prepare students for employment after graduation. After students graduate from the NAT Program and CNA classes, they are eligible to test for the California Nurse Assistant State Exam to become a Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA).