Those who reside in the area of Gridley, California can find the latest available certified nurse aide training courses listed here. For more information about requirements, class schedules, program tuition, or taking the CNA certification exam, just call the number provided.
Biggs – Gridley Memorial Hospital
240 Spruce Street,
Gridley, CA 95948
Evergreen Gridley Healthcare Center
P.O. Box 398,
Gridley, CA 95948
If you are looking for a great way to enter the field of health care then you should consider in becoming a nursing aide. Nursing aides are currently in demand throughout the United States, which means that you will not have any problem finding work once you are certified. The certification process in California involves in completing an approved training program, undergoing a criminal background check through the Live Scan Services, and passing the National Nurse Aide Assessment Program examination.
The state’s Department of Public Health is responsible for certifying training programs. Approved programs take 150 hours to complete. 50 of those hours are allotted to classroom lectures while the remaining 100 is for the practical portion of the program.
Before any student can enter the clinical training of the program, he or she must first cover 16 hours of lessons on infection control, safety and emergency procedures like the Heimlich maneuver, communication and interpersonal skills, and the rights and independence of the patients. The background checks are also done prior to the start of the clinical training. The training institutions are required to send a copy of the Request for Live Scan Services to the Aide and Technician Section. All students will have to be fingerprinted.
Most programs in CA take 4-6 months to complete, depending on the program you enroll in. As soon as you are done, you can then apply for the NNAAP exams. The exam is divided into a multiple-choice written/oral test and a skills evaluation exam. Candidates are required to pass all parts to get certified. The state has authorized the Pearson VUE Testing Company to help conduct, score, and release the results.
CNAs from other states are welcome to transfer and work in California as nursing aides. These individuals must also be certified by the ATCS before they can work. Nursing aides who have a current certification and were able to maintain a clean record can apply for reciprocity. If they get approved, they will get certified without any need for additional training and testing. If you have further questions, you can visit the Pearson VUE official website at www.pearsonvue.com or to the CDPH website at www.cdph.ca.gov.
Gridley is a city that is part of Butte County. Their total population is around 6,584 people which went up about 1,000 people from the last 10 years. The total area of the city is approximately 2.071 sq miles, and has a population density of 3,179.1/sq miles. The town got its name from the founder who was George W. Gridley.
The city is served by the Biggs-Gridley Memorial Hospital which is the General Acute Care Hospital in the city. Other health care centers in the city include La Paloma Family Health Center, Gridley Family Health Center, Gridley Family Health Center, Pediatric Clinic, Evergreen Gridley Healthcare Center, and Del Norte Clinics, Inc. photo attribution: westconn