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CNA Training: Lakewood

Certified Nursing

Assistant Program

Ready to get your CNA license?

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What does the acronym CNA represent?

In Lakewood, a city abundant with healthcare opportunities, Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs) play a crucial role in providing essential care to patients. Working under the direct supervision of Registered Nurses (RNs) or Licensed Vocational Nurses (LVNs), CNAs are also known as Nursing Assistants, Patient Care Assistants (PCAs), or Nurse's Aids.

The remarkable aspect of being a CNA in Lakewood is the potential it holds to serve as a stepping stone for career advancement. Many individuals leverage their CNA knowledge to bridge the gap and pursue further education to become LVNs or RNs. In fact, a significant number of CNAs in Lakewood are already enrolled in nursing school programs, utilizing this profession as a valuable opportunity to delve deeper into the healthcare world, gaining practical experience and valuable insights. Others embrace the role of a CNA to assess their passion for healthcare, using it as a stepping stone to determine their path in this rewarding field.

As a Nurse Assistant in Lakewood, you become an indispensable asset in the dynamic world of healthcare. The knowledge and skills you acquire are perpetually in demand, making you a valued member of the healthcare community. With our comprehensive program, carefully crafted with insights from educators, caregivers, and representatives from the long-term care industry, we pave the way for you to become a proficient nurse assistant, commencing your career in the esteemed field of healthcare. Embrace the opportunity to make a lasting impact in Lakewood's healthcare landscape, where your dedication and compassion find a home in serving those in need.

Certified Nursing Assistant Program

What does CNA Training entail?

In Lakewood, the LA Skills Academy NAT Program offers top-tier CNA training that aligns with the California Department of Public Health's stringent requirements for Nurse Assistant Training. Our comprehensive program consists of 60 hours of engaging classroom/online theory lecture and 100 hours of hands-on clinical experience under supervised guidance at a local Skilled Nursing Facility.


Led by highly experienced and professional nurses, our classes boast a small student to instructor ratio, ensuring quality training with a focus on excellence. Our fast-paced and focused program instills a sense of dedication among students, preparing them to provide compassionate care within the healthcare system.


Through a dynamic blend of lecture, video sessions, 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 signs monitoring. Moreover, our CNA school emphasizes crucial communication techniques through life skills training, including resume building and interview preparation, ensuring students are well-prepared for employment opportunities upon graduation.


Once students successfully complete our NAT Program, they are eligible to take the California Nurse Assistant State Exam, paving the way for them to become Certified Nurse Assistants (CNAs). Embrace the journey with LA Skills Academy in Lakewood, where we nurture your passion for healthcare and guide you toward a rewarding career as a CNA, making a meaningful difference in the lives of those you care for.

Get started with our nursing assistant program today.


What are the expenses associated with CNA Training?

We have payment plans available at

  • CNA tuition cost: $19,000

  • 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

Preconditions for Registering

  • At least 16 years of age

  • Valid social security number

Conditions to Meet After Registering

  • Physical

  • TB Test

  • Flu Shot (current season)

  • Background check

Enlist Online

100% Online Registration or Send us your documents. Your choice, we're here to support you.

Flexible Payment Option

Introducing a budget-friendly payment plan for CNA training - Reach your career goals affordably and confidently.

Digital classes

Experience the convenience of learning from the comfort of your own home with our interactive Zoom classes, ensuring seamless education even during times of social-distancing.

Mode of living

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CNA Training From The Best

LA Skills Academy

Welcome to LA Skills Academy (LASA), where a team of dedicated nurses from the American Red Cross Nurse Assistant Training (NAT/CNA) Program founded this institution. With over a decade of experience, we are committed to delivering the most effective Nurse Assistant Training (NAT) Program in Lakewood. Our innovative approach combines traditional classroom education, online learning, and hands-on clinical training, ensuring a flexible schedule that suits your needs. As an official provider of the American Red Cross Nurse Assistant Training Program, we are proudly approved by the California Department of Public Health to offer our top-notch training both online and in-person. Join us now to unlock exciting career opportunities in the healthcare field!

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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 $19,000 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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