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PHONE: 408.564.7242



The demand of licensed Certified Nursing Assistants are at an all time high!!!!!

The maximum number of students per class allowed by the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) is 1 instructor per 15 students.


Morning Class (8AM-2:30PM, ); 5 Weeks + 5 days

Afternoon Class (3:30PM-8PM, ) 8 Weeks + 3 days

Weekend Classes (8AM-4:30PM) Sat. & Sun. ONLY 11 weekends

The next start date scheduled for the Morning Class is  Monday, March 18, 2019.

The Afternoon class scheduled for April 1, 2019.

The Weekend Class starts on Saturday, March 2, 2019. (call for seat availability)

All prospective students are encouraged to register as early as possible to allot time to complete the required Physical Exam/TB Skin Test and Finger print / live scan check.


Call the school at 408.564.7242 for additional information.

Office hours are 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Monday to Friday



WEEKENDS 9-12 PM &  12:30PM TO 3:30 PM

Registration starts at 8:30AM

Please call the school to consult and clarify your status regarding your required Continuing Education Units (C.E.U.). CDPH requires you to complete Forty-eight (48) CEUs within your certification period. Twelve (12) of the forty-eight hours must be completed in each year of the two (2) year certification period. The certification period is the two (2) year period the certificate is active. The certification years are calculated from your birthday to your following birthday!

The number to call is: (408) 564-7242

 The Nurse Assistant Training Program is designed to qualify the student for the California State Certification. Preparation includes 60 hours of classroom instruction and 100 hours of supervised clinical training within the guidelines set by the State Department of Public Health Services. Student must pass the State Competency Examination to be a CNA (Certified Nursing Assistant).




What is a Certified Nursing Assistant?


    Among the wide selection of health care careers lies the area of direct care giving. These professionals are often classified as Certified Nursing Assistants, Home Health Aides, Personal Care Assistants, Nurses Aides, Patient Care Technicians, and several other titles, depending on the work environment and the State where you reside.  


    Certified Nursing Assistants play a major role in providing the most basic needs for patients, young and old alike, whether in a nursing home, hospital, adult day health centers, assisted living facilities, and even in personal homes. Students will learn  how to work closely with patients and provide assistance with daily living tasks. 

    If you want to try out the basics of nursing before you commit yourself to two or more years of school, consider becoming a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA). As a certified nursing assistant, you will handle the day-to-day care of a patient in a hospital, in an assisted-living facility as a patient care technician, or at a patient's home as a home-health aide. 

    A certified nursing assistant's top priority is to support the physical, psychological and emotional daily-care needs of a patient. CNAs work under the supervision of nursing and medical staff. While much of the work—bathing, dressing, feeding, recording life signs—isn't as fancy as some other positions, it is the position that often makes the greatest impact on the patient because CNAs often have the most patient contact. Home health aides have a particularly important role in patients’ lives, as they provide care for elderly, disabled, or convalescent persons in their own homes.

 Training times vary from program to program, depending on the requirements of the state and the area in which you plan to work. Classes include basic health care, personal care skills, anatomy, body mechanics, nutrition, and communication skills. CNA students also have some work in a clinical setting. Much of the CNA coursework is designed to help students pass the mandatory state certification exam. The exam focuses on the 21 competencies for nursing aides that are laid out in a federal law. These include areas such as reading and recording vital signs, maintaining a healthy environment, following emergency procedures, and safe transfer techniques.

    Once the certification exam is passed, your name is added to the state’s Nurse Aide Registry, and you are ready to start your new career! And it’s a great field to join, with the number of positions for all nursing aides and assistant occupations expected to grow by more than 18% through 2020. Home health aides are particularly in-demand – in fact, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics lists home health aide as one of the fastest-growing occupations in the United States. Depending on the State home health aides earn $17 per hour on average, with the highest 10% earning more than $25 per hour. With more experience, Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs) can increase their earnings.

 To learn more about how to become a CNA (Certified Nursing Assistant), request for additional information by contacting "South Bay School of Nursing" Today : Office Ph. (408) 564-7242 or (408) 209-7743 Cel. or (409) 209-7716 Cel.




To become a CNA, you must meet the following requirements:

* Must pass a physical exam by your physician or nurse practitioner

* Be at least 16 years old and have an english and math skills of a 5th grade level or higher

* Must possess and present a valid California ID and Social Security Card

* Must pass the fingerprinting and criminal background screening (Live Scan)

* No felony convictions  





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