Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) Program

  • The Lake County Office of Education offers a course designed to train you to become a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA).  Under the supervision of a health professional, usually a licensed nurse, a CNA provides basic nursing services to ensure the safety, comfort, personal hygiene, and protection of patients/residents in a licensed long-term, intermediate health care facility or hospital. Upon successful completion of the Certified Nursing Assistant course, graduates receive a certificate of completion and are eligible to take the state certification exam.

    Apply NOW for the LCOE Certified Nursing Assistant Program!

    Attend an upcoming Certified Nursing Assistant Program Information Session to…

    • learn more about the Spring 2020 program (February 2020 - May 2020)
    • get your questions answered
    • complete a CNA Program application
    • take required math and reading assessments
    • schedule a CNA Program Interview

    Certified Nursing Assistant Program Information Sessions:

    Evening Sessions:

    • Thursday, December 5, 2019 | 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM 
    • Monday, December 9, 2019 | 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

    Daytime Sessions:

    • Tuesday, December 3, 2019 | 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Tuesday, December 10, 2019 | 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

    Location

    All sessions will take place at Hance Community School, 1510 Argonaut Road, Lakeport, CA.

    RSVP so we can save you a seat!

    Email adulted@lakecoe.org or call (707) 263-8918 x284 with your name and the date of the session you plan to attend. 

    What Is a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)? 

    Under the supervision of a health professional, usually a licensed nurse, a CNA provides basic nursing services to ensure the safety, comfort, personal hygiene, and protection of patients/residents in a licensed long-term, intermediate health care facility or hospital.

    Why Become a Certified Nursing Assistant?

    This is an in-demand career with many jobs available. There are an estimated 230 Certified Nursing Assistant new and replacement job openings as of 2018 in Mendocino and Lake Counties (Economic Modeling Specialist, Intl.)

    The average salary for Certified Medical Assistants upon program completion and certification is currently $12 - $15 an hour in Lake and Mendocino counties.

    Cerfified Nursing Assistants often go on to become Licensed Vocational Nurses and/or Registered Nurses, and completion of a CNA program is a prerequisite for admission into many regionanl nursing programs.

    Interested in receiving program updates on the CNA program? Please fill out a CNA Interest Card if you have not already done so and submit questions by emailing adulted@lakecoe.org

    Learn more about the program by visiting the 2020 CNA Program Details page.