Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)

Why St. Jude Nursing School

Invest in your future!!!

Just think about it, you could be comfortably situated in a new, rewarding career as a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA). St. Jude Nursing School can help you reach your goals. Your small investment in knowledge can unlock a wealth of new opportunities in healthcare and beyond!!!

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Nursing Assistant Training Program - 150 Hours

Prepares de Nurse Assistant Student for the State of California Nursing Assistant Competency Evaluation. Certification is after satisfactory completion of the course program and  passing of the CA State Exam. This course introduces the students to the role of a nursing assistant with instruction in basic skills and competencies. Theory classes will be held in the classroom and clinical hours will be at the contracted training facilities and laboratory.

Upon successful completion of the traning, the gradute will be able to perform vital signs, CPR-first aid, collect patient date, prepare patients for physical examinations, and assist nurses with patients' care.

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This short term, intensive program meets the requirements as defined by OBRA and California State Regulations. It focuses on preparing students for the California State Nurse Assistant Competency Evaluation Testing Program.
After passing the State's Certification Examination, the graduate becomes a Certified Nurse Assistant as defined under State and Federal laws under OBRA 1987.


Continuing Education Units (CEUs), for most medical professionals, are essential, not only to renew licensure, but to keep up with the ever changing world of medicine.  If your state does not require you to obtain continuing education units it is still important for you to maintain and improve your knowledge.

St. Jude Nursing School is the quickest, simplest and most convenient way for you to complete your ongoing Continuing Education Requirements!

St. Jude Nursing School has been approved as a provider for Continuing Education Units for CNA & CHHA in the State of California. Certified CNAs are required to accumulate 48 hours of in-service training/continuing education during each certification period. In addition, CHHAs are required to accumulate 12 hours of in-service/ continuing education training each year of their certification period for a total of 24 hours.


  1. Advance Directives and DNR
  2. A.I.D.S - What You Should Know
  3. Alzheimer's Disease

  4. Bladder/Bowel Incontinence in the Elderly
  5. Bladder/Bowel Toileting Programs in LTC
  6. Bloodborne Pathogens

  7. Body Mechanics
  8. Care of the Resident with Arthritis
  9. Care of the Resident with Diabetes

  10. Care of the Resident with Dysphagia
  11. Caring for Confused & Disruptive Residents
  12. Communicating Effectively with Residents

  13. Death & Dying in the Elderly
  14. Dental/Oral Health in the Elderly
  15. Depression in the Elderly

  16. Dinning & Food Service in LTC
  17. Fire Safety
  18. Foot Care for the Elderly

  19. Hair & Nail Care for the Elderly
  20. Hazard Communication
  21. Heimlich Maneuver for Choking

  22. Hepatitis - What You Should Know
  23. Infection Control in Healthcare
  24. Injury Prevention in Healthcare
  1. Lifting & Moving Residents Safely
  2. Maintaining Sanitary Condition in LTC
  3. Managing Aggressive Resident Behavior

  4. MRSA & VRE
  5. Nursing Documentation in LTC
  6. Ostomy Care in the Elderly

  7. Pain Assessment in LTC
  8. Perineal Care for the Elderly
  9. Preventing Dehydration in the Elderly

  10. Preventing Falls in the Elderly
  11. Preventing Fecal Impaction
  12. Preventing Medication Errors in LTC

  13. Preventing Pressure Ulcers
  14. Preventing Resident Abuse and Neglect
  15. Preventing Suicide in the Elderly

  16. Preventing Unintended Weight Loss
  17. Psychosocial Needs of the Elderly
  18. Reporting Accidents & Incidents

  19. Resident Rights
  20. Rest & Sleep in the Elderly
  21. Sensitivity, Individuality, and Resident Rights

  22. Tornado Safety
  23. Tuberculosis Control in Healthcare
  24. Use of Fire Extinguishers

Equal Educational Opportunities are offered to all who meet entrance requirements, with regard to race, gender, ethnicity, creed, marital status or age.


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