The state approved certified nursing assistant programs that are in Ukiah, California are listed on this page. The list includes all the classes that are available as of this time, please call them to get additional details about enrolling in their program.
American Red Cross
2240 Old River Road
Ukiah, CA 95482
(16 years old and up)
Training is always an important step when starting any career. To ensure that all nursing aides in California are a competent in skill and knowledge, they are required to complete a state-approved training program before working in a certified nursing facility.
Before enrolling, you should make sure the program is approved by the state’s Aide and Technician Certification Section. As required by the state, these programs are open to people with different educational levels like high school graduates, those that have bachelor’s degrees, or associate’s degrees. The applicants should be physically capable to handle patients and be able to pass a physical exam, and state and federal background check. You can find out more about eligibility questions by contacting the CA Department of Public Health at (916) 327-2445.
General requirement to be accepted into a CNA training program in California:
• At least 18 years old
• Deemed physically healthy through a physical examination
• Free of any communicable ailments
• At least have a high school diploma or a GED certificate
• English competency is a must
• Free of any criminal records that prevents him/her from being certified
CNA training programs in California offer a minimum of 150 hours of lectures and clinical training. All programs are headed by a qualified Instructor with at least 2 years of nursing experience and 24 hours of continuing education about planning, implementing, and evaluating nursing educational programs. When going to the clinical area, students are divided into groups with a maximum of 15 members. This is to allow maximum learning from the students.
Upon completing a program, you will become eligible to apply for the NNAAP examination. You are allowed two years from the time you complete training to pass the two part NNAAP Examination. This examination is divided into two parts – a 70-item multiple-choice knowledge test and a clinical skills exam. The fee for both tests is $90; if a candidate opts to take an oral exam for the knowledge test, he must pay an additional of $15.
In the event that you do not pass one of the tests, you are given three attempts within 2 years after completing your training to pass. If you fail to pass within those attempts or within that time, you will no longer be allowed to reapply unless you complete another 150-hour CNA program.
Your CNA certification will only be valid for 24 months. To keep working as a certified nursing aide, you must renew your certification before it expires. To be eligible for renewal, you must provide proof of employment as a nursing aide for at least 8 hours as well as proof of completing 48 hours of in-service training/CE. You will require the following forms for your certification renewal:
Ukiah is the largest city in Mendocino County. You can get to this city through the U.S. Route 101. As of last year, the total population of the city has now reached up to 16,075. This city was once considered the best small town to live in the entire state.
The health care clinics that are available in the city include Park Carol Lowenheim LMFT, Ukiah Valley Rural Health Center General Surgery, Lacy Betty MD, Manzanita Services, Jobcare Occupational Health Clinic, Mendocino Orthopaedic Medical Clinic, Norcal Healthcare, Ukiah Valley Rural Health Center Family Practice, Mendocino Sleep Center, Ukiah Valley Rural Health Center, and the Ukiah Health Care. Incuded in the top employers of the city are Ukiah Valley Medical Center and Mendocino Community Health Clinics. photo attribution: udalumni