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CNA Training: Downey

Certified Nursing

Assistant Program

Ready to get your CNA license?

What exactly is a CNA?

In the vibrant city of Downey, a Certified Nursing Assistant, or CNA, plays a vital role in providing care to patients and assisting them with their daily activities and healthcare needs. Working under the direct supervision of a Registered Nurse (RN) or Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN), CNAs in Downey are also known as Nursing Assistants, Patient Care Assistants (PCAs), or Nurse's Aids.


For ambitious individuals in Downey, the knowledge gained as a CNA can serve as a stepping stone to advance their careers and pursue becoming an LVN or RN. Interestingly, many CNAs in Downey are already enrolled in nursing school programs, using their CNA career as an opportunity to gain practical experience and deeper insights into the healthcare field. Others choose to become a CNA in Downey to explore their passion for healthcare and determine their path for future growth.


Being a Nurse Assistant in Downey is both rewarding and in high demand, with constantly needed knowledge and skills in the dynamic world of healthcare. Our comprehensive program in Downey, designed in collaboration with educators, caregivers, and representatives from the long-term care industry, empowers aspiring individuals to become proficient nurse assistants and embark on a fulfilling career in the healthcare sector.

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Certified Nursing Assistant Program:

What does CNA Training involve?

In Downey, CNA training at the LA Skills Academy NAT Program meets California's requirements. It includes 60 hours of theory lectures and 100 hours of clinical experience. Taught by experienced nurses, the program emphasizes compassion and essential skills like bathing and vital signs. Students also receive life skills training for interviews and resume preparation. Graduates can take the California Nurse Assistant State Exam to become CNAs.

Get started with our nursing assistant program today.


How much do I need to pay for CNA Training?

We have payment plans available at

Our CNA 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

Conditions needed before enrolling

  • At least 16 years of age

  • Valid social security number

Conditions after enrolling

  • Physical

  • TB Test

  • Flu Shot (current season)

  • Background check

Enroll Online

Enjoy the utmost convenience of 100% Online Registration. Either complete everything here or simply send us your documents. The choice is yours.

Payment Plan

Discover our cost-effective payment plan for CNA training, making your journey to success affordable and achievable.

Zoom Classes

Experience the convenience of attending lectures from the comfort of your own home. Embrace the era of Zoom classes, ensuring seamless learning even amidst social distancing measures.

Job Assistance

Exciting job opportunities are awaiting your arrival. Explore job fairs or take advantage of job referrals to connect with prospective employers. Your next career move could be just a step away.

CNA Training From The Best:

LA Skills Academy

Established by a passionate team of nurses from the American Red Cross Nurse Assistant Training (NAT/CNA) Program, LA Skills Academy (LASA) boasts a decade of experience and expertise in the field. Our mission revolves around delivering the most effective Nurse Assistant Training (NAT) Program to the community, offering flexibility in scheduling to suit your needs. We take pride in providing exceptional and innovative training for NA Students, incorporating a blend of traditional classroom education, online learning, and immersive hands-on clinical training.


As an esteemed provider, LA Skills Academy is officially affiliated with the American Red Cross Nurse Assistant Training Program. Furthermore, our commitment to excellence has earned us the approval of the California Department of Public Health to offer the Nurse Assistant Training Program to the public, both in-person and online.

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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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