The CNA classes in Pasadena, California are listed below. If you have any inquiries such as schedule of nursing assistant classes, dates, and even cost, please don’t hesitate to contact the provided number or go to the their office during working hours.
Pasadena City College/Dept. of Nursing
1570 E. COLORADO BLVD.
Pasadena, CA 91106
Integrity College of Health
1460 NORTH LAKE AVE.; STE-102
Pasadena, CA 91104
Becoming a nursing assistant is one of the best ways to start in health care. In order to work as a nursing assistant in California, you must first be certified. The certification process in this state is both quick and exciting, not to mention challenging.
A nursing assistant candidate is required by both federal and state to complete an approved CNA training program. Training will consist of classroom instructions and clinical practice while under the supervision of a qualified clinical instructor. It will take a minimum of 150 hours of training to complete a program. Their curriculum will include 16 required modules that will cover infection control, mental health, nutrition, basic nursing procedures, personal care, promoting patient safety, emergency procedures, and many more.
Before an NATP student is allowed to proceed to the practical portion of the training, the training facility must first submit a copy of the Request for Live Scan Services for each student to the Aide and Technician Certification Section. Students will have to get fingerprinted in California for the criminal background check.
Upon completion of training, a candidate will be allowed to apply for the National Nurse Aide Assessment Program examination or the NNAAP exam. This exam is conducted and scored by Pearson VUE. If a candidate passes the knowledge exam and the practical skills test, he will receive a CNA certificate within a few days from the ATCS. CNA certificates are made up of special stock paper with several security features to assure its authenticity. This certificate is only valid for 24 months and must be renewed before it expires.
California offers reciprocity to certified nursing assistants from other states. Applicants must have a clean record and a current certificate. If the applicant has been certified for more than 2 years, he or she will be required to provide proof of employment as a nursing assistant. Applicants through this process are still required to pass the national background check for criminal records, which is done through the Live Scan Services.
The population of Pasadena, CA is around 137,122. It is the 180th largest city in the United States which is much lower as compared with their rank in 2009 which is 169th. This city however, is the 9th largest city in the Los Angeles County. It is the primary cultural center in the entire San Miguel Valley. It is located near the Arroyo Seco which is home of the Rose bowl.
Included among the top employers in the city is the Huntington Memorial Hospital and the HCM Claims. Other health care centers located in the area are Health Care Partners, Millennium Adult Health Care, Crown City Adult Day Health, Healthcare Partners Medical, Golden Cross Health Care, St. Vincent Health Care, Huntington Home Care, Health Care Partners Medical, as well as UCLA Hematology Oncology. photo attribution: westconn