CNA training programs in 

San Francisco

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In
San Francisco
metro area, the average cost of a CNA class is $
1528
, the class length is approximately
10
weeks long, and average starting pay for licensed CNAs here is $
20
per hour.
Next CNA class
Tuesday, January 17, 2023

Northern California Nursing Academy - Daly City

Preferred CNA School Badge
355 Gellert Boulevard, Ste 101, Daly City, CA 94015
Pay in full:
$
1138
Payment plan:
$
500
upfront

This program prepares students to provide quality care to residents in nursing care facilities. Students will learn various aspects of residents’ care, such as Body Mechanics, Assistance in Daily Living, Medical/Surgical Asepsis, and Nutrition.

Clinical Training is completed at our partner facilities - Pacific Heights Transitional Care, The Avenues Transitional Care and Linda Mar Rehabilitation Center.

Upon completion, students will receive a Certificate of Completion and will be able to take the National Nurse Aide Assessment Program Exam that will lead to the California Nursing Assistant Certification. The CA Certification Exam is held in our campus.

Job Assistance is provided to all students for employment in long term care facilities, assisted living facilities, hospitals, and agencies.​

Length of Program: 2-3 months

Administrator:
Kathrine Aquino
Programs:
Certified Nursing Assistant, Home Health Aide, Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN), Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT), Phlebotomist, Certified Hemodialysis Technician, Certified Medical Assistant, Medical Billing / Coding professional
Class type:
In-Person
Next CNA class
Monday, December 5, 2022

Northern California Nursing Academy - Daly City

Preferred CNA School Badge
355 Gellert Boulevard, Ste 101, Daly City, CA 94015
Pay in full:
$
2075
Payment plan:
$
500
upfront

NCNA - Daly City runs a well-known Certified Nursing Assistant training program. They are located in Daly City, which is in the San Francisco metro area. The school focuses on offering flexibility for students; NCNA - Daly City offers classes that are part-online and part in-person. The class is relatively short at 8 to 13 weeks long.

Administrator:
Kathrine Aquino
Programs:
Certified Nursing Assistant, Home Health Aide, Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN), Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT), Phlebotomist, Certified Hemodialysis Technician, Certified Medical Assistant, Medical Billing / Coding professional
Class type:
Hybrid
Next CNA class

Northern California Nursing Academy - Daly City

Preferred CNA School Badge
355 Gellert Boulevard, Ste 101, Daly City, CA 94015
Pay in full:
$
2075
Payment plan:
$
upfront

This program prepares students to provide quality care to residents in nursing care facilities. Students will learn various aspects of residents’ care, such as Body Mechanics, Assistance in Daily Living, Medical/Surgical Asepsis, and Nutrition.

Upon completion of hours with a grade of C (75%) and above, students will receive a Certificate of Completion and will be able to take the National Nurse Aide Assessment Program Exam that will lead to the California Nursing Assistant Certification.

The CA Certification Exam is held on our campus.

Job Assistance is provided to all students for employment in long term care facilities, assisted living facilities, hospitals, and agencies.​

Length of Program:  30 days

Technology Requirements:
Internet Browsers: Firefox 58.0+, Google Chrome 65.0+, Safari 10.0+
Mobile: Safari in Apple iOS 8+, Google Chrome in Apple iOS 8+,
Google Chrome in Android OS 4.1+

An internet connection or Mobile Data with 4G/LTE or 5G
Speakers and a microphone
A webcam or HD webcam

Administrator:
Kathrine Aquino
Programs:
Certified Nursing Assistant, Home Health Aide, Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN), Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT), Phlebotomist, Certified Hemodialysis Technician, Certified Medical Assistant, Medical Billing / Coding professional
Class type:
Online
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City College Of San Francisco

Preferred CNA School Badge
1860 Hayes Street, San Francisco, CA 94117
Pay in full:
$
Payment plan:
$
upfront

City College Of San Francisco runs a reputable Certified Nursing Assistant training program. CCSF Hayes's class takes place in San Francisco and is only one semester long. After completion of the program, you'll be able to have your Home Health Aide certificate as well.

Administrator:
Wanda Ziemba
Programs:
Certified Nursing Assistant
Class type:
Hybrid
Next CNA class

University Of San Francisco Immaculate Conception Academy

Preferred CNA School Badge
3625 24Th Street, San Francisco, CA 94110
Pay in full:
$
Payment plan:
$
upfront

University Of San Francisco Immaculate Conception Academy's Certified Nursing Assistant class is dedicated to helping students obtain their certification as soon as possible, so they can start working immediately. ICA is conveniently located for those who live or work in San Francisco. The class is a collaboration between the all-girls' school of Immaculate Conception Academy and the University of San Francisco.

Administrator:
Erika Rangel
Programs:
Certified Nursing Assistant
Class type:
Hybrid
Next CNA class

Arriba Juntos

Preferred CNA School Badge
1850 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94103
Pay in full:
$
Payment plan:
$
upfront

Located in the heart of the Mission District, Arriba Juntos is dedicated to training healthcare workers who are compassionate. In 2016 they had a 91% on-time completion rate. In 2017 they reported a 95% on-time graduation rate and 87% employment rate. 90%+ passed the exam across both years. Their program is 166 hours long.

Administrator:
Andre Urbina
Programs:
Certified Nursing Assistant
Class type:
Hybrid
Next CNA class

Unitek College - Fremont Campus

Preferred CNA School Badge
4670 Auto Mall Pkwy, Fremont, CA 94538
Pay in full:
$
Payment plan:
$
upfront

Unitek College - Fremont Campus (Unitek) offers a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) class in San Francisco, CA. This class provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary to become a CNA, including patient care, communication, and safety. Upon completion of the course, students will be eligible to take the California State CNA certification exam.

Administrator:
Keith Woodman
Programs:
Certified Nursing Assistant
Class type:
Hybrid
Next CNA class
Monday, October 24, 2022

Pass Institute

Preferred CNA School Badge
5111 Lone Tree Way, Antioch, CA 94531
Pay in full:
$
2150
Payment plan:
$
489
upfront

Pass Institute's CNA program is unique in that the first part of class is completely online and asynchronous, meaning you can complete it on your own schedule. This portion is 60 hours long. The second part is hands on clinical training (Windsor Manor Concord or Stonebrook Healthcare Center) which is 100 hours long. Students must attend all clinical days.

Administrator:
Tony
Programs:
Certified Nursing Assistant, Home Health Aide
Class type:
Hybrid
Next CNA class
Wednesday, January 25, 2023

Contra Costa College

Preferred CNA School Badge
2600 Mission Bell Dr, San Pablo, CA 94806
Pay in full:
$
919
Payment plan:
$
upfront

Contra Costa College offers a Nurse Assistant Program, which is a 7-unit course approved by the California Department of Public Health. The entire program takes one semester (16 weeks), perfect for those who are looking to take a CNA course at an accredited university. You must complete a CPR course before applying. Students are accepted first-come, first-served. Only the first 15 qualified students will be accepted.

Administrator:
James Walters
Programs:
Certified Nursing Assistant
Class type:
Hybrid
Next CNA class
Monday, October 31, 2022

Vasco Career College

Preferred CNA School Badge
11155 San Pablo Avenue Suite A, El Cerrito, CA 94530
Pay in full:
$
1701
Payment plan:
$
upfront

Vasco Career College’s CNA class is 160 hours long. They report a 100% on-time graduation rate 2019-2020. In 2019 they reported a 90% employment rate, and in 2020 they reported a 100% employment rate. VCC also reports a 100% exam pass rate—particularly impressive given how difficult CA’s CNA exam is!

Administrator:
Programs:
Certified Nursing Assistant
Class type:
Hybrid
Next CNA class

Opportunity Junction

Preferred CNA School Badge
3102 Delta Fair Blvd, Antioch, CA 94509
Pay in full:
$
Payment plan:
$
upfront

Opportunity Junction’s CNA program is 12 weeks long. It takes place Weekdays (Monday through Friday), 8:30AM - 3:00PM. The school prides itself on small cohort sizes. They also provide hot lunches, mental health support, and job placement assistance.

Administrator:
Priscilla Rosalez
Programs:
Certified Nursing Assistant
Class type:
Hybrid
Next CNA class

Mt. Diablo Adult Education

Preferred CNA School Badge
1266 San Carlos Avenue, Concord, CA 94518
Pay in full:
$
1029
Payment plan:
$
upfront

Mt. Diablo Unified School District runs a CNA program, not just for high school students. The program is 3 months long and is run in partnership with Opportunity Junction. This program requires an orientation that takes 2 days (one day online, one day in-person on campus).

Administrator:
Dionne Moeller
Programs:
Certified Nursing Assistant
Class type:
Hybrid
Next CNA class

Pittsburg Adult Education Center

Preferred CNA School Badge
1151 Stoneman Ave, Pittsburg, CA 94565
Pay in full:
$
Payment plan:
$
upfront

Pittsburg Adult Education Center is located in Pittsburg CA. It is taught by Licensed Vocational Nurse Katrina Dixon. All students have to go to an orientation before enrolling.

Administrator:
Yvonne Nelson
Programs:
Certified Nursing Assistant
Class type:
Hybrid
In
San Francisco
metro area, the average cost of a CNA class is $
1528
, the class length is approximately
10
weeks long, and average starting pay for licensed CNAs here is $
20
per hour.
Next CNA class
Wednesday, January 25, 2023

Northern California Nursing Academy - Daly City

Verified
355 Gellert Boulevard, Ste 101, Daly City, CA 94015
Pay in full:
$
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Payment plan:
$
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Established in 2010 by experienced educators, NCNA helps the preparation for individuals in becoming well equipped and competent to become future nurses, technicians, doctors and other health care professionals.

Administrator:
Kathrine Aquino
Programs:
Certified Nursing Assistant, Home Health Aide, Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN), Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT), Phlebotomist, Certified Hemodialysis Technician, Certified Medical Assistant, Medical Billing / Coding professional
Class type:
Hybrid, Online, In-Person
Next CNA class

Pass Institute

Verified
5111 Lone Tree Way, Antioch, CA 94531
Pay in full:
$
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Payment plan:
$
0

Our objective is to promote professional growth and life-long learning with emphasis on ethical behavior in all aspects of the educational experience. Our program provides a Certificate of Completion and graduates are prepared to sit for the examination administered by the licensing, certifying, or registering body within their field of study.

Administrator:
Tony
Programs:
Certified Nursing Assistant, Home Health Aide
Class type:
Hybrid
Next CNA class

Unitek College - Fremont Campus

Verified
4670 Auto Mall Pkwy, Fremont, CA 94538
Pay in full:
$
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Payment plan:
$

Administrator:
Keith Woodman
Programs:
Certified Nursing Assistant
Class type:
Next CNA class
Wednesday, January 25, 2023

Contra Costa College

Verified
2600 Mission Bell Dr, San Pablo, CA 94806
Pay in full:
$
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Payment plan:
$

Contra Costa College is a two-year college located in San Francisco, CA. It offers a variety of programs, including but not limited to Certified Nursing Assistant, and is led by the director, James Walters. The college provides students with a wide range of educational opportunities and resources to help them reach their academic goals.

Administrator:
James Walters
Programs:
Certified Nursing Assistant
Class type:
Hybrid
Next CNA class

Arriba Juntos

Verified
1850 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94103
Pay in full:
$
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Payment plan:
$

Arriba Juntos is a non-profit organization located in San Francisco, CA that provides educational and career development programs to underserved communities. Their programs include Certified Nursing Assistant and other career-oriented courses. The organization is led by Director Andre Urbina, who has been working to empower and uplift the community since its inception.

Administrator:
Andre Urbina
Programs:
Certified Nursing Assistant
Class type:
Hybrid
Next CNA class

University Of San Francisco Immaculate Conception Academy

Verified
3625 24Th Street, San Francisco, CA 94110
Pay in full:
$
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Payment plan:
$

University Of San Francisco Immaculate Conception Academy is a private educational institution located in San Francisco, CA. The school offers a wide range of courses and programs including, but not limited to, Certified Nursing Assistant. The academy is led by Director Erika Rangel who is committed to providing quality educational experiences to all students. The academy is dedicated to creating an environment that encourages personal and intellectual growth in a safe and supportive environment.

Administrator:
Erika Rangel
Programs:
Certified Nursing Assistant
Class type:
Hybrid
Next CNA class

Vasco Career College

Verified
11155 San Pablo Avenue Suite A, El Cerrito, CA 94530
Pay in full:
$
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Payment plan:
$

Vasco Career College, located in San Francisco, CA, offers a variety of programs, including Certified Nursing Assistant, and the school is directed by Mr. David Lee. Vasco Career College focuses on providing quality education and career development to citizens of the Bay Area. Additionally, the college offers various resources to help students succeed in the ever-evolving job market.

Administrator:
Programs:
Certified Nursing Assistant
Class type:
Hybrid
Next CNA class

Pittsburg Adult Education Center

Verified
1151 Stoneman Ave, Pittsburg, CA 94565
Pay in full:
$
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Payment plan:
$

Pittsburg Adult Education Center is a learning center located in San Francisco, CA. It offers various educational programs such as Certified Nursing Assistant, and is lead by the director, Yvonne Nelson. Its goal is to provide accessible and quality learning opportunities to its students, helping them to reach their educational and career goals.

Administrator:
Yvonne Nelson
Programs:
Certified Nursing Assistant
Class type:
Hybrid
Next CNA class

City College Of San Francisco

Verified
1860 Hayes Street, San Francisco, CA 94117
Pay in full:
$
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Payment plan:
$

City College of San Francisco is a two-year public college located in San Francisco, CA. It offers a variety of programs, including but not limited to Certified Nursing Assistant, and is led by Director Wanda Ziemba. The college provides students with a quality education and the opportunity to pursue their educational goals.

Administrator:
Wanda Ziemba
Programs:
Certified Nursing Assistant
Class type:
Hybrid
Next CNA class

Mt. Diablo Adult Education

Verified
1266 San Carlos Avenue, Concord, CA 94518
Pay in full:
$
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Payment plan:
$

Mt. Diablo Adult Education is located in San Francisco, CA and offers a variety of programs to help adults further their education. These programs include Certified Nursing Assistant, English as a Second Language, and high school diploma and GED preparation. The school is led by Director Dionne Moeller, who has been with the school since 2012.

Administrator:
Dionne Moeller
Programs:
Certified Nursing Assistant
Class type:
Hybrid
Next CNA class

Opportunity Junction

Verified
3102 Delta Fair Blvd, Antioch, CA 94509
Pay in full:
$
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Payment plan:
$

Opportunity Junction is a non-profit organization located in San Francisco, CA that provides educational and career training programs to help individuals achieve economic self-sufficiency. Their programs include Certified Nursing Assistant, Computer Basics, and Job Readiness. Priscilla Rosalez is the Executive Director of Opportunity Junction and has been leading the organization since 2011.

Administrator:
Priscilla Rosalez
Programs:
Certified Nursing Assistant
Class type:
Hybrid

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You'll need to:

  • Have a High School Diploma or GED or complete an 8th Grade test
  • Undergo a background check for felonies or certain misdemeanors involving assault or stealing in the last 5 years
  • Provide a copy of your Social Security card and one of your state-issued IDs (e.g., state ID, driver's license, American passport)

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