Aliso Viejo, CA Nursing Assistant Programs

Those who want to learn how to become a certified nursing assistant can join one of these programs in Aliso Viejo, California shown to you on this page. If you know other training classes that are being offered in the city, send them to us and we will add them to the list. Feel free to contact the number provided for more information about nurses aide requirements, class schedules or tuition costs..

The Covington Care Center
3 Pursuit
Aliso Viejo, CA 92656
(949) 389-8548

Map of recognized CNA schools in Aliso Viejo, CA

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Any individual who wishes to work in California as a nurse aide must complete a CNA program that is approved by the state’s Department of Public Health. These programs are required to offer no less than 150 hours of training. These programs are offered by different educational institutions such as nursing homes, hospitals, community colleges, and even some are offered online.

speaking-to-college-classAccording to federal and state regulations their training must consist of theories and practical training. It can take an average of 4-6 months or more to complete a program. During the training, students will learn basic nursing skills and different concepts such as infection control, mental health, communication techniques, roles and responsibilities, patient rights and independence, and many more.

By completing a state-approved training program the candidates will become a nurse aide and be eligible to apply for the National Nurse Aide Assessment Program exam. This exam is currently handled by Pearson VUE. It consists of a written knowledge exam and a clinical skills evaluation. Candidates who have trouble in reading English may take the oral version of the knowledge test.

To work as a nurse aide in this state, a person must be certified and be listed in the Nurse Aide Registry. If a person passes all the tests in the NNAAP, he will get his name listed in the NAR and receive his certification. This certification will be valid for 2 years only.

CNAs from other states are also welcome to work in California. Before they can start working, they must first apply for reciprocity. To be eligible, the applicants must have a valid certification and a clean record. They must not have any accounts of abuse, neglect, misappropriation of patients’ property, or other disqualifying offenses. All applicants must also be able to pass the criminal background checks, which are done at federal and state levels.

For more information contact the California Department of Public Health by calling (916) 327-2445 or email at to learn more about the latest certification requirements. You can also verify a school accreditation by calling the (TPRU) Training Program Review Unit at (916) 552-8873.

This is a city that is part of Orange County, CA. As of the census of 2010, they have a population of 47,823. It became the 34th city of Orange County back in July 1, 2001. Its bordering cities include Laguna Beach, Laguna Hills, Laguna Niguel, and Laguna Woods. Its total area is 7.472 sq miles and has a population density of 6,400.4/sq miles.

Examples of health centers that you can find in the city include Hoag Hospital – Hoag Health Center Aliso Viejo (949) 425-0550, OC Kids Therapy (949) 351-0973, Orange County Medical Group (949) 643-1132, and many more like them. photo attribution: ufv