Summer Office Hours

Mon - Fri: 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

1101 West Second Street,

Oxnard, CA 93030

(805) 385-2578

Fax (805) 385-2581

Certified Nurse Assistant- CNA

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, our clinical sites are not able to accommodate students at this time.  Unfortunately, we will need to delay the start of our next CNA class for that reason.  We will post updated information here as/if the situation changes.
See CNA General Info for specific information!

Please contact CTE Specialist counselor, Valeria Balderrama, to be placed on our CNA interest list.


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 Certified Nurse Assistant Program (CNA) 

This course prepares students for licensure as a Certified Nurse Assistant with classroom theory and clinical practice. Instructors teach the basic nursing skills and procedures for providing quality patient care at the bedside of acutely or chronically ill persons in a hospital, skilled care facility, or home setting. Nursing fundamentals and procedures, hygiene and infection control, patient comfort, safety, and home health concepts are covered. Upon successful completion of the course, students will be eligible to take the CA State Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) competency exam. Exam consists of a written and skills tests. Students are responsible for the testing fee because it is not mandatory to take the exam. The current fee is $100. This course also includes is a combined lecture/lab that teaches students the theory and clinical skills needed to work with clients in the home care setting. Emphasis is given to safety principles and to methods for providing physical and emotional care and social support. 

Prerequisites: CNA entrance exam is required.  (Please scroll to the bottom of the page for entrance exam schedule).  All students must have a valid government-issued ID and Social Security card for Livescan and State Competency Exam. The names on both cards must match. All students must have current TB clearance, current immunizations, flu vaccine, and physical exam before clinical 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. 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.  All students will be Livescan fingerprinted on the first day of class. Drug screening during the program may be required.

Class schedule
Class will be held Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday from 8:30 am – 12:30 pm on Campus, and 7:00 am – 11:00 am, Tuesday and Thursday, during clinical.*

*Schedule change:  Dates and times are subject to change. It may be necessary to change the times and locations of classes or cancel a class.  We regret any inconvenience this may cause.  Please call the school to confirm the class schedule (805) 385-2590.



Wednesday, August 5, 2020
Tuesday, August 11, 2020 
Thursday, August 13, 2020
Tuesday, August 18, 2020
Wednesday, August 19, 2020
Thursday, August 20, 2020

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4:00 pm
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4:00 pm
9:30 am
4:00 pm