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CNA Training: Carson

Certified Nursing

Assistant Program

Ready to get your CNA license?

What does CNA stand for?

In Carson, a location brimming with healthcare opportunities, Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs) play a vital role in assisting patients with daily living activities and fulfilling various healthcare needs. Working under the direct guidance of Registered Nurses (RNs) or Licensed Vocational Nurses (LVNs), CNAs are esteemed as Nursing Assistants, Patient Care Assistants (PCAs), or Nurse's Aids.

Interestingly, many individuals in Carson utilize their CNA knowledge as a stepping stone to advance their careers and pursue becoming an LVN or RN. A noteworthy proportion of CNAs are already enrolled in nursing school programs, leveraging this role to gain hands-on experience, invaluable real-world insights, and deeper comprehension of the dynamic healthcare domain. For others, embarking on the path of a CNA allows them to explore their affinity for healthcare and make informed decisions about their future in this rewarding field.

As a Nurse Assistant in Carson, you become an indispensable asset in the contemporary realm of healthcare, equipped with knowledge and skills perpetually in demand. With our all-encompassing program, thoughtfully crafted with input from educators, caregivers, and representatives from the long-term care industry, we aim to guide you towards a successful journey as a nurse assistant and ignite your thriving career in the world of health care. Embrace the opportunity to make a significant impact in Carson's healthcare landscape, where your dedication and compassion find a home in serving those in need.

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Certified Nursing Assistant Program

What does CNA Training cover?

Experience the comprehensive CNA training offered by the esteemed LA Skills Academy NAT Program, tailored to meet California Department of Public Health's exacting requirements for Nurse Assistant Training. Our program boasts a well-rounded approach, comprising 60 hours of classroom/online theory lecture and 100 hours of hands-on clinical experience, expertly guided at a local Skilled Nursing Facility.


Under the mentorship of highly experienced and professional nurses, our students benefit from a small student to instructor ratio, ensuring top-notch training and an emphasis on excellence. Engaging in a fast-paced and focused environment, our CNA school nurtures compassionate caregivers, ready to make a profound impact within the healthcare system.


Through a dynamic blend of lectures, role-playing, video demonstrations, and practical experience, our nursing assistant training imparts essential procedural skills, encompassing bathing, dressing, positioning, and vital sign assessments. Equipped with vital communication techniques and life skills, our students receive comprehensive preparation for their journey into the healthcare field, including resume and interview readiness.


Upon completion of the NAT Program, our graduates stand eligible to sit for the California Nurse Assistant State Exam, earning the coveted title of a Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA). Step into the realm of excellence and compassionate care at LA Skills Academy, where your dreams of a fulfilling healthcare career come to vibrant life.

Get started with our nursing assistant program today.


What is the cost of enrolling in CNA Training?

We have payment plans available at

CNA tuition cost: $1800

  • Includes 160 hours of lecture and training

  • NAT Textbook by American Red Cross provided

  • Live Scan Fingerprinting facilitated

  • Practice tests available for skill enhancement

  • Education and Career Counseling offered

  • Access to Job Fair / Job Assistance for potential employment

  • Ongoing Online Support for post-graduation guidance

Prerequisites for Registration

  • At least 16 years of age

  • Valid social security number

Requisites Following Application

  • Physical

  • TB Test

  • Flu Shot (current season)

  • Background check

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Enroll 100% online or submit documents effortlessly. Your choice, hassle-free.

Financial Arrangement

Affordable payment plan for your CNA training. Achieve your goals without financial constraints.

Virtual Classes

Learn from home, stay safe, and embrace e-learning.

Career Guidance

Employers await you! Job fairs or personalized referrals, your pathway to success.

CNA Training From The Best:

LA Skills Academy

In Carson, LA Skills Academy (LASA) stands as a visionary institution, founded by a team of dedicated nurses from the esteemed American Red Cross Nurse Assistant Training (NAT/CNA) Program. With a decade of experience and expertise in the field, our mission revolves around delivering the most effective Nurse Assistant Training (NAT) Program, tailored to the community's needs and preferences.


We take pride in our commitment to excellence, offering outstanding and innovative training for NA Students, encompassing traditional classroom education, online learning, and hands-on clinical training. As an official provider of the American Red Cross Nurse Assistant Training Program, our credentials are firmly established.


Rest assured, LA Skills Academy holds the stamp of approval from the California Department of Public Health to offer Nurse Assistant Training Program to the public both online and in-person. Embrace the journey with us, as we open doors to a promising career in healthcare, empowering you to excel and make a meaningful impact in the healthcare landscape.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Where can I find the registration files and where do I submit them?
    You may find the registration forms at
  • When are the registration files due?
    The dates are specific to the CNA program/class but here is a basic timeline of when you would be expected to submit the forms: Background Authorization: Due immediately after enrolling Physical/TB Forms: Due by orientation date Registration Forms/Enrollment Agreement: Due immediately after enrolling. You may complete all the forms online. Go to your account > Registration or
  • I submitted the files, but don't know if they went thorough"
    Once you submit a form/file, there should be a green success message that pops up by the submit button. You will also get an automated email confirming that you submit that file. If you did not receive an email, you may email to confirm that we received your files. Or chat with us on the right lower corner of your phone or screen.
  • I do not have a scanner, how do I submit the signed documents?"
    You may complete the digital form under TB, Physica, physical exam forms, covid vaccine records, flu shot records, and other medical documents should be emailed to
  • 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. Approximate time frame from start to finish: FastTrack - 1 month Part-Time Evenings - 2 months Part-Time Weekend - 3 Months
  • When are physical exams and TB tests due?
    Physical exams and TB tests for our Nursing Assistant Training (CNA Program) 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. Any other extension are provided on a case by case basis. Please call the office to discuss your options.
  • Where can I get a physical exam and TB test?
    You can get them from your primary care physician or from urgent care clinics close to you. Please be sure to print our forms and take these forms to your doctor/ clinic. Download the blank physical exam form here Here are some of the Urgent Care Clinics you can go to in the Long Beach and Valley area at a reasonable cost. You may get your physical TB test and/or Chest X-ray in these locations. WellnessMart Laboratory Testing Available in LA County, Orange County, San Bernardino County and many more locations. Open • Closes 6:30 PM Hours or services may vary Minute Clinic by CVS West Oaks Urgent Care Center20181 Saticoy StWinnetka, CA 91306 (818) 709-5700 Open • Closes 6:00 PM Hours or services may vary
  • How often would I need to get COVID tested?
    A COVID test must be taken every week and we must have a record of your results for every week you are in clinical. *Covid results must display your fullname and the result. *A negative COVID test is a requirement to attend and to continue attending the clinical. Covid results must be printed and handed to your instuctor before entering the clinical site. Individuals with no negative covid test on-hand will be sent home and will need to make up the day. Covid test collection must be within 72 hours of the clinical day. Some facilities require twice per week testing- your instructor will inform you on any special requirement of the clinical site.
  • Where can I get a COVID Test?
    To ensure quick results, we reccomend the following places: LA County LA COUNTY: ORANGE COUNTY: SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY: Walk in and appointments available. *You may choose "healthcare worker" if asked. CVS FREE TESTING *For uninsured individuals: Please try the option: Healthcare professional or exposed to get the testing for free. Second-bio Lab @ LASA - Santa Fe Springs We also have a specimen drop off at our Santa Fe Springs location. Insured students are free. You may swab and register yourself and drop off the sample at the drop box by room 101. Pick up on Tuesdays and Fridays 2pm. 24 hours turn around. For support please call (626)-537-1352 or e-mail us at
  • Do you have payment plans available?
    Yes, we have payment plans available. Refer to
  • How much is the CNA Training program?
    Our NAT tuition is $1800 and includes: 160 hours of lecture and training NAT Textbook by American Red Cross Live Scan Fingerprinting Practice Tests Education and Career Counseling Job Fair / Job Assistance Online Support *Payment Plans available.
  • There are no spots available at the moment. How can I be notified of new classes?
    To ensure that you are notified when a new class becomes available. You must be subscribled to the website. There are a few ways to make sure you will receive emails from us. 1. Create an account. Make sure you opt in for updates and emails. 2. Join the waitlist. Located at the bottom of the Classes + Pricing Page. Make sure you opt in for updates and emails.
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