The CNA classes located in Riverside, California that are offering their training are listed here. The list contains all the recent school programs that are available for certification instruction and approved by the state’s Department of Public Health.
Riverside County Office Of Education
PO BOX 868
RIVERSIDE, CA 92502
Riverside Co. Office ED. ROP-Sherman Indian H.S.
9010 Magnolia Ave.
Riverside, CA 92503
Riverside Co Off of Ed ROP/Creekside High School
3939 13TH ST. P.O. BOX 868
Riverside, CA 92502
Riverside Adult School
6735 Magnolia Ave
Riverside, CA 92506
Mission Career College
3975 Jackson Street #300
Riverside, CA 92503
[Morning and Afternoon classes’ available]
Best American Healthcare University
10685 Magnolia Ave.
Riverside, CA 92505
Just Harmony Nursing Services, Inc.
4334 Latham Street Ste 1
Riverside, CA 92501
Receiving proper training as well as getting a CNA certification is a vital step in becoming a nursing assistant in California. According to the state laws, only those who have been certified are allowed to work in state-approved nursing facilities.
Nurse aide classes must be licensed and approved by the CA Department of Public Health. Online classes are available, however you can only complete 24 hours of the program online, with the remainder completed in a physical location. Typically programs can be completed within 2 months time. You will also have to pass the state and the federal background checks for criminal records. The completion of a training program and the background checks are both requirements to take the license exams. Other requirements for the exams include passing documents like immunization records, proof of your training, ID photo, fingerprint cards, complete application form, as well as paying the needed fees.
CNA training consists of 50 hours of classroom lessons and 100 hours of clinical practice. Students are placed under the care of licensed nurses with at least 2 years of nursing experiences and a background in educating adults. Students will be taught concepts such as infection control, medical terminologies, human anatomy, roles and responsibilities of a nursing assistant, patients’ rights and independence, and other related concepts.
Completing an approved nursing assistant program is the most common way of establishing eligibility to apply for the National Nurse Aide Assessment Program exam. This exam consists of a 70-item knowledge exam and a clinical skills test. Those who will pass all the tests will get a CNA certification issued by the state’s Aide and Technician Certification Section.
You are given up to two years to pass the certification exams from the time you take your course instruction. You can have your school help you schedule an exam date or contact the CDPH at (916) 327-2445 to find a testing location. When you arrive for the exam you will need to complete two different parts to pass. These are a written test and a demonstration skills exam. After you pass you are granted certification on the state nurse aide registry. This enables you to be registered for 2 years, after which time you must renew your license to remain in good standing.
Registered nurses, licensed vocational nurses, nursing students/graduates, medics, and other similar healthcare providers may also apply for the NNAAP exam. To ensure their eligibility, they must call the ATCS at (916) 327-2445.
Because of the shortage of nursing assistants in the state, California is now offering CNAs from other states, reciprocity. Reciprocity allows them to transfer their certification and work in California without taking other tests. Applicants must have a current certification and a good relationship with their state. To protect the patients, all applicants through this process are still required to get fingerprinted in California and undergo the criminal background check. A copy of the completed Request for Live Scan Services must be submitted to the CDPH along with the CNA Initial Application Form (http://www.asisvcs.com/publications/pdf/070503.pdf).
Unlike some states, CNA certifications in California must be renewed every 2 years. To be eligible for renewal, a nursing aide must work, for compensation, for at least 8 hours while under the supervision of a registered nurse as well as complete 48 hours of in-service/continuing education. A certified nursing aide will lose his eligibility to work if his certification expires.
Expired certifications can no longer be renewed. However, they can be reactivated by passing a competency evaluation exam. The competency exam is only possible if the certification has not expired for more than 2 years. If a nursing aide fails to renew his certification within that time, then he must undergo retraining and retesting to become certified again.
Riverside is a part of Riverside County and has a population of 303,871. It is considered the 12th most populated city in the entire state and the 61st in the entire nation. You can this city just beside the Santa Ana River. With a total area of 81.444 sq miles, it is also the 4th largest city in the state.
There are two hospitals which are part of the top employers of the city. These two are Riverside Community Hospital and the Parkview Community Hospital. Other health centers that are found in the city include Abortion Aid Medical Clinic, Fhp Health Care, Alta Vista Healthcare Center, Neighborhood Medical Clinic, STD Test Express, Keystone Medical Group, and many more. photo attribution: ufv