Nursing Assistant Program
If you are interested in becoming a nursing assistant, Bridge Career Education can help. We offer everything you need to become eligible for California State certification and employment as a nursing assistant in long-term care facilities, acute care, and home care settings. To get started, contact Bridge Career Education in San Diego by calling (619) 693-5857.
5-Week Certified Nursing Assistant Training Program
In just over a month, the educational team at Bridge Career Education can get you ready to become a nursing assistant. Our 5-week program includes 62 hours of theory in the classroom and 100 hours of clinical work scheduled at local nursing facilities. Students must attend all classes to complete the required hours and pass the program.
What is a Nursing Assistant?
A nursing assistant, also known as a CNA (Certified Nursing Assistant), are individuals responsible for the general care for patients at a variety of different locations, including a hospital, personal homes, assisted living homes, nursing homes, and adult day care centers.
What Does a Nursing Assistant Do?
The duties of a nursing assistant will vary depending on the patient, but some general responsibilities include recording patients vital signs (i.e. heart rate and blood pressure), helping them in and out of bed, and assisting with feeding and personal hygiene. A nursing assistant may also help doctors and nurses during medical procedures.
What is the Emphasis of the Program?
The Nursing Assistant Program at Bridge Career Education emphasizes safety principles, infection control, and methods for providing physical care as well as emotional and social support to patients.
California Department of Public Health Approved CNA Program
At Bridge Career Education, we pride ourselves on only offering the highest level of instruction and care for our students. This level of excellence has led to the Nursing Assistant Training Program at Bridge Career Education getting approval from the California Department of Public Health (CDPH).
California Nursing Assistant Certification Exam Preparation
Upon successful completion of the course, students will be eligible for the State of California Nursing Assistant Certification Examination. The California Nursing Assistant Certification Exam consists of two sections, a written exam and a clinical skills test. You need to pass both sections with scores over 70% in order to earn CNA certification.
*Please note the State application for certification requires fingerprinting and a background check. Applicants who have been convicted of a criminal offense may not be eligible for certification.
Become a Nursing Assistant Today
If you are interested in becoming a nursing assistant, Bridge Career Education can help. We specialize in quickly and efficiently teaching individuals the skills needed to become a nursing assistant. If you are interested in learning more about the Nursing Assistant Program at Bridge Career Education, please contact us to inquire about current class dates, times, and clinical site availability. Give us a call at (619) 693-5857.