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Certified Nurse Assistant



This 18-week course, approved by the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) and meets Title 22 regulations, will train students to provide care in nursing homes, long-term facilities and hospitals.  This course is a combined lecture/lab that teaches students the theory and clinical skills using state required curriculum. Under the supervision of a (CDPH) approved instructor students will learn the basic nursing skills and procedures for providing quality patient care at the bedside of acutely or chronically ill persons in a hospital, skilled nursing facility or home setting. Nursing fundamentals and procedures, hygiene and infection control, patient comfort, safety, and home health concepts are covered. Emphasis is given to safety principles and to methods for providing physical and emotional care and social support. 

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be eligible to take the California state certification examination. After successfully passing the state certification test, the student is issued a Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) certification by the state of California. (See CDPH website for CNA Certification requirements). There is an additional fee of $120 for the exam that is not included in the cost of this training program.

  • Must be 18 years or older and speak, read, and write English.
  • A passing score on the CNA entrance exam(CASAS) is required. Please use the link below to contact our counselor for the CNA entrance exam schedule.
  • All students must have a valid government-issued ID and a valid social security number (SSN) or individual taxpayer identification number (ITIN) card for the Live Scan and State Competency Exam. The names on both cards must match.
  • Students accepted into the Nurse Assistant program must submit the following: health and physical form, immunizations record, and TB test.  The applicant must not have any communicable diseases, infections, psychological disorders, and other conditions that would prevent the successful performance of the responsibilities and tasks required in the education and training. Students must be able to lift 50 pounds with good body mechanics. 
  • Students must have either an American Red Cross CPR/AED for Professional Rescuers card or a Heart Association BLS for Healthcare Providers CPR card valid for the duration of the course. 
  • All students must undergo a background check and live scan through the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the F.B.I.  The California Department of Public Health may deny certification to those with criminal records. (See CDPH website for review process).
Oxnard Adult School is not permitted to send students who have been convicted of a crime (other than a minor traffic violation) to CNA clinical sites unless they first obtain clearance under California Law.  Drug screening during the program may be required by the clinical site.


Please use the following link to contact our CTE Counselor,
Valeria Balderrama


Daytime CNA Program Schedule (Fall 2023 Semester)
Instructor Location Class Dates Days Hours Fee
Vazquez &
1800 Solar Drive Clinical Lab S128/129
11/6/2023 to
T, Th
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

**Fee includes tuition, textbooks & student malpractice insurance.
Students provide CPR/First Aid card, uniform, white shoes, stethoscope, watch with second hand, gait belts, basic physical exam, 2 step PPD and State Competency exam fee $120. (See FA23 CNA Program Fees List)