Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some of the areas our CNA program serves:

  • Santa Rosa
  • Sonoma County
  • Rohnert Park
  • Marin
  • Petaluma
  • Cloverdale
  • Ukiah
  • Sebastopol
  • San Francisco
  • East Bay
  • A CNA spends more time with residents/patients than any other member of the health care team.
    A CNA is compassionate, patient, honest, a team player, healthy, (both physically and mentally.) The position of a CNA requires sufficient strength to assist residents with their activities of daily living. They are essentially a nurse’s “right hand.” CNA’s are an essential part of our health care team.

    These are some of the duties of a CNA:

  • Taking vital signs (blood pressure, pulse, temperature and respiratory rate).
  • Monitoring patients and reporting any changes of condition to charge nurse
  • Bathing patients
  • Dressing patients
  • Transferring patients
  • Repositioning patients
  • Respecting patient rights, i.e. privacy, confidentiality
  • Recording intake and output
  • Assisting with feeding residents
  • Ambulating residents (walking)
  • Collecting specimen for testing
  • Knowing facility safety procedures and responding to emergencies
  • Family and patient interaction
  • Provides compassionate care
  • Our full time program is 25 days.
  • Our weekend program is 12 weeks.
  • Onsite Live Scan fingerprinting
  • Onsite CPR
  • CNA Training books
  • State testing fee
  • Lab supplies are provided in skills lab
  • On-site visits by home health care agency’s and skilled nursing facilities
  • North Bay CNA Training Program will arrange for you to take the California State Competency Exam. There are several places offering the test in Santa Rosa, as well as across the bay area and east bay.

    The student will be required to demonstrate the practical training he or she learned. The state examiner will test and determine if the student is ready to become a Certified Nursing Assistant. The student will be asked to perform 3 of the 25 skills that he/she learned during the program. In addition to the practical portion of the state test, the student will be required to take a written exam, which will consist of the theory portion of our program. There are also practice exams which will prepare you for the state written exam.

    Our graduates have a 95% pass rate. However, if you do not pass on the first attempt, we are here to support and train you on your areas of weakness to ensure a passing grade.

    We are more than a business, we care and want each and every student to succeed, and will provide the support needed to accomplish this goal.

    The total cost of the course is $1,750. There is a $300 (NONREFUNDABLE) deposit required to hold your spot. This is deducted from the total fee of $1,750. The remainder is due on orientation day. If you need to discuss payment options, please contact our office at 707.843.3703

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