3 Best CNA Training Options in San Diego
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1. Southwestern CollegeAt Southwestern College, CNA students will learn about all the procedures fundamental to nursing and the system of health care. This includes such things as communication and gathering data. The course includes both theoretical and practical courses. Those who wish to take part in the college’s RN (Registered Nurse) program must first complete this course. • Campus: San Diego, CA • Type: Public • Tuition: $46 per unit for in-state students and $236 per unit for out of state students • Minimum time commitment: 8.5 units • Online availability: • Degree Requirements: Criminal background check, TB check, immunizations, physical, driver’s license, social security card, CPR certification, liability insurance • Programs: Certified Nursing Assistant Course • School website: Program information
2. MiraCosta CollegeAt MiraCosta, students can take part in an accelerated CNA program that takes just 8 weeks (6 in summer) to complete. It involves both theoretical and practical instruction. All necessary topics, like gerontology, home nursing, fundamentals and nutrition, are covered. • Campus: San Diego, CA • Type: Public • Tuition: Around $550 • Minimum time commitment: 8 weeks, or 6 weeks in summer • Online availability: No • Degree requirements: English proficiency • Programs: Certified Nursing Assistant Certificate of Proficiency • School website: Program information
3. San Diego Continuing EducationAt the San Diego Continuing Education institution, a non-credit program in nursing assisting has been offered. The course is delivered at the Center City campus. During the course, participants will learn about professionalism, ethics, rehabilitative care, patient rights, skin care, emergency procedures and body mechanics. Additionally, there is a focus on vital signs, nutrition, charting procedures and observation practices. Best of all, the course itself is offered free of charge. • Campus: San Diego, CA • Type: Public • Tuition: Free, although students do incur expenses of approximately $350 • Minimum time commitment: 12 to 16 weeks full time • Online availability: No • Degree requirements: English proficiency • Programs: Nursing Assistant Certificate of Completion • School website: Program information
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