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CNA Training: Compton

Certified Nursing

Assistant Program

Ready to get your CNA license?

What is a CNA? 

In Compton, a Certified Nursing Assistant, commonly known as CNA, plays a vital role in providing support to patients with their daily living activities and other healthcare needs. Working under the direct supervision of a Registered Nurse (RN) or Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN), CNAs are also referred to as Nursing Assistants, Patient Care Assistants (PCA), or Nurse's Aids.


For many individuals in Compton, becoming a CNA is a stepping stone to advance their careers and pursue higher roles as LVNs or RNs. Interestingly, a significant number of CNAs in this area are already enrolled in nursing school programs, utilizing their CNA career as a valuable opportunity to gain practical experience and deepen their understanding of the healthcare field. Others choose to become CNAs to assess whether they want to continue on the path of their healthcare journey.


As a Nurse Assistant in Compton, you will be an essential and valued part of today's healthcare world, equipped with knowledge and skills that are consistently in high demand. Our comprehensive program, thoughtfully designed with input from educators, caregivers, and representatives from the long-term care industry, is here to support you in becoming a competent nurse assistant and embarking on a rewarding career in health care.

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Certified Nursing Assistant Program:

What is CNA Training?

In Compton, the LA Skills Academy NAT Program provides comprehensive CNA training that fulfills the California Department of Public Health's requirements for Nurse Assistant Training. The program consists of 60 hours of engaging classroom and online theory lectures, coupled with 100 hours of supervised hands-on clinical experience at a local Skilled Nursing Facility. Our commitment to quality education is evident through our highly experienced and professional nurses who serve as instructors, ensuring a small student-to-instructor ratio for personalized and effective training. In our fast-paced and focused program, we hold a high standard of excellence, preparing our CNA school students for success in the healthcare industry.


Using a diverse range of teaching methods, including lectures, videos, role-playing, hands-on skills demonstrations, and clinical practice, our nursing assistant training equips students with essential procedural skills like bathing, dressing, positioning, and vital sign monitoring. Additionally, we place significant emphasis on communication techniques, providing life skills training that covers resume building and interview preparation, enabling our students to be job-ready upon graduation.


Upon completing the NAT Program, our students are eligible to take the California Nurse Assistant State Exam, paving the way for them to become Certified Nurse Assistants (CNAs). With a strong foundation in compassionate care, they are poised to make a positive impact within the healthcare system in Compton and beyond.

Get started with our nursing assistant program today.


What is the price of CNA training?

We have payment plans available at

CNA tuition: $1800

  • 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

Requirements Before Registration

  • Age: At least 16 years old

  • Social Security Number: Must have a valid social security number

Requirements After Registration

  • Physical

  • TB Test

  • Flu Shot (current season)

  • Background check

Enroll Online

Experience the future of enrollment with our 100% Online Registration. Enroll effortlessly from home, online or by sending your documents. Become a Certified Nursing Assistant and seize a rewarding healthcare career now!

Payment Plan

Discover our unique Payment Plan for CNA training. Enroll now and pursue a fulfilling healthcare career without financial worries.

Zoom Classes

Zoom classes available! Study from home during social distancing. Enroll in CNA training for a rewarding healthcare career.

Job Assistance

Get noticed by employers! Join job fairs or receive direct referrals. Enroll in CNA training for a fulfilling healthcare career.

CNA Training From The Best:

LA Skills Academy

In the heart of Compton, LA Skills Academy (LASA) proudly stands, founded by a team of dedicated nurses with a strong background in the American Red Cross Nurse Assistant Training (NAT/CNA) Program. Backed by a decade of unwavering experience and expertise, we are committed to delivering the most effective Nurse Assistant Training (NAT) Program to the community, tailored to suit your schedule and needs.


At LA Skills Academy, we uphold a vision of excellence, offering NA Students outstanding and innovative training that encompasses traditional classroom education, dynamic online learning, and immersive hands-on clinical experiences. As an official provider of the American Red Cross Nurse Assistant Training Program, we have earned the approval of the California Department of Public Health, empowering us to deliver the Nurse Assistant Training Program both online and in-person to the public.


Join us at LA Skills Academy in Compton, where your aspirations for a successful career as a Certified Nursing Assistant will flourish. Enroll now and discover the transformative power of our dedicated team and comprehensive training approach. Your journey towards a rewarding future in healthcare awaits!

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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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