CNA Training in California

Gain the skills you need to provide high-quality care to residents in long-term care facilities, hospitals, home healthcare and hospice settings. The American Red Cross offers CNA classes in California that make it all possible. Our program is designed with input from educators, caregivers and industry experts from across the country, so you can stay at the forefront of patient care.

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The American Red Cross offers CNA training in California so that you can begin your career in the medical industry. With an emphasis on academics and hands-on skills training, our classes can help you not only prepare for your state CNA certification exam, but help you achieve your dream of working in healthcare. All classes are taught in person by caring, knowledgeable professionals who can help you learn critical concepts and gain confidence in your work.

California CNA classes from the American Red Cross are designed as small, daytime courses which makes it possible to get personalized attention as you learn under the tutelage of licensed instructors with professional nursing experience. After completing your classroom training, you'll gain hands-on experience by working directly with patients in a healthcare facility during your clinical rotations. All rotations are supervised by a Licensed Nurse, who is also licensed by the state as a Nurse Assistant Training Instructor, who can give you the guidance you need to succeed.

Our CNA training in California focuses on helping you develop skills that are applicable to a wide range of healthcare environments. By doing so, you can build a foundation of knowledge and good habits before specializing or continuing with additional training. Currently, our California CNA classes include instruction in CPR, First Aid, and AED usage, infection control, taking vital signs, range-of-motion exercises, delivering care and other important skills. In addition, our instructors can help you gracefully transition from student to employee and help you understand what it takes to become a valuable member of any team.

Your Red Cross instructors can help you gain the skills and confidence needed to pass the state certification exam and prepare for your career in the medical field. However, because California CNA certification is granted by the state, you must also pass the exam (written and skills) prior to working as a CNA.

In order to become a licensed certified nursing assistant, you must receive fingerprint clearance from the Department of Justice (DOJ) prior to registering for California CNA training classes with the American Red Cross. In addition, you must pass written and skills exams after your coursework is complete. In some cases these exams, as well as practice exams, may be taken at your local Red Cross CNA test facility. Find a facility in your area for more information on the tests and training opportunities available.

The Red Cross not only has more than 100 years of experience in training individuals for work in the nursing industry, it also has one of the best CNA training programs in the country.* Designed to deliver the latest information and help you develop the skills you'll use every day, our California CNA classes combine in-class instruction with hands-on experience, and gives you access to caring, knowledgeable instructors who are at the forefront of their professions.

*Based on % of our students passing State exam.