The CNA training programs that are shown on this page are that are available in the town as of the moment. For any questions, please call one of the school programs below.
Napa County ROP
2121 Imola Avenue
Napa, CA 94559
Napa Valley USD Adult Education
1600 Lincoln Avenue
Napa, CA 94558
[Multiple classes available]
Napa County Red Cross
1790 Third Street
Napa, CA 94559
(Includes theory portion conducted in the classroom and supervised clinical training held in an accredited long-term-care facility.)
With the economy as it is today, a lot of people are searching for work with job security. Luckily, there will always be a need for healthcare; which is why a number of people are starting to look for ways to start a career in this field. One of the best ways to do so is to train and become a certified nursing assistant.
California is one of the best places to become a CNA. The demand for nursing assistants in this state is higher than the U.S. average. The salary of nursing assistants in California is also among the highest throughout the country. Depending on the working place, a nursing assistant can make around $9 to $12 an hour. Compared to other career choices, the process of becoming a nursing assistant is much quicker and affordable. To start working as a nursing assistant all you need is to get certified by the ATCS by enroling in classes and passing the certification exam.
Nursing assistant classes in this state are offered by colleges, high schools, community training centers, as well as many healthcare centers. At this time the training in California takes 150 hours. These hours are divided into 50 hours of lectures and 100 hours of clinical practice. Depending on the program, it can take 2 to 6 months to complete a program. Some training programs, especially those who are facility-based, allow their students to start working as a nursing assistant, even without a certification. Students who are enrolled in such programs are not allowed to perform any procedure without the instructor or if the procedure has not yet been taken up in class.
When you enroll in a course you will need to submit identifying documents, TB test card, immunization records, and go through a background check. During the program you will get classroom instruction as well as clinical experience using hands-on skills training that is coordinated by a registered nurse. You will perform different lessons that will be useful in the clinical area.
Examples of these lessons include infection control, mental health, therapeutic communication, different medical terms, as well as the basic nursing care skills. You will then apply what you have learned in the clinical area. To complete a program, you must have at least 75 hours of lectures and 16 hours of skills training.
After your course you will be able to schedule a time to take the certification exam to become listed on the state registry. For additional questions regarding the nurse aide registry you can contact the Department of Health at (916) 327-2445.
The certification program is a two part exam that consists of a written/oral test and a clinical skills exam. Both parts are taken on the same day, which means that candidates must plan their day accordingly. To get certified you must pass both parts. Since your training is only valid for 24 months after completion, you must pass within that time.
Although certified nursing assistants are commonly found working in nursing homes and assisted living centers, they can also be found in other healthcare settings as well, such as hospitals, rehabilitation centers, clinics, residential care facilities, and even in the client’s own residence. This greatly adds to the demand for nursing assistant, which is why newly certified nursing assistants will have no trouble looking for work.
CNA certifications are only valid for 24 months. All CNAs must renew their certification before it expires. No individual is allowed to continue working with an expired certificate. To be eligible for renewal you must work for at least 8 hours as a CNA while under the supervision of a nurse as well as complete 48 hours of in-service training or continuing education.
Napa is the county seat of Napa County. It is a city with 76,915 inhabitants. Its total area is around 18.1 square miles and it has a population density of 4,345.5/sq miles. You can find the Napa River which is transverses the city just as it makes it way to San Pablo Bay.
Among the top employers of the city include Queen of the Valley Medical Center and The Doctors Company. Other health care centers that you can find in the city are Center for Integrative Psych, Holistic Psychotherapy in NAPA Valley, Biofeedback Certified Associates, St Helena Obstetrics & Gynecology, and NAPA Valley Women’s Health Care Center – Women’s Health Care Center. photo attribution: ufv