1452 David E. Cook Way Clovis, CA 93611  |  559-327-2800

Nurse Assistant Program

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Nursing and Allied Health Department

Office RoomA8 
Monday thru Thursday: 7:30 am - 4:30 pm 
Friday7:30: am - 3:30 pm
Phone(559) 327-2860

Looking for a career change?  Do you enjoy caring for others in a healthcare setting?   Take advantage of the opportunity to become a state Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA).

Nurse Assistant Program Fees

NA Class Fee:                        $1000

Additional cost approximately  $500-$700 for the following:
  • Books
  • Uniforms
  • Health Requirements/CPR
  • Immunizations
State Exam fee:                       $120

Nurse Assistant (NA) Class Information
  • 13-week program (220 hrs)
  • 4 days a week Monday-Thursday plus Saturdays
  • Morning and Evening classes available
  • Student selection is on a first come first serve basis

Morning Nurse Assistant Schedule:

  • Monday through Thursday + one Saturday
  • AM Theory          8:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • AM Clinical          6:45 am - 12:30 pm
  • Saturday Clinical 6:30 am - 12:45 pm
  • Clinical held at various locations in Fresno and the surrounding counties
Evening Nurse Assistant Schedule:
  • Monday through Thursday and Saturdays
  • PM Theory           4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • PM Clinical          4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Saturday Clinical 6:30 am - 12:45 pm
  • Clinical held at various locations in Fresno and the surrounding counties.
Classroom Instruction and Clinical Training include:
  • Resident care skills
  • Vital signs
  • Nutrition, rehabilitation, and emergency procedures
  • Standing for long periods, pushing, pulling, and lifting at least 50 lbs
Upon completion of course objectives, eligible students will take the state competency exam for State Certification.

Requirements to be considered for the NA Program
  • Must be 18 years or older
  • Pass the TABE Placement Tests at 8.0 or higher
  • Have a valid government issued photo I.D.
  • Have a valid social security card
  • Submit a Nurse Assistant Application to the Nursing Department in Rm A-8

Requirements upon acceptance into the NA Program
The following will be required only AFTER you have received a Nurse Assistant Acceptance Letter.
  • CAE Student Health Questionnaire
  • CAE Student Examination Form
  • CAE Immunization form
    • Negative 2-Step TB Skin Test/PPD - You must have had a PPD within 3 months of the program start date.
    • Influenza (flu) - Mandatory vaccination for current season.
    • Hepatitis B Vaccine - You must have a series of 3 immunizations, or first injection started.
    • COVID-19 vaccine - Recommended, but not mandatory at this time.
  • American Heart Basic Life Support (BLS) CPR Card
  • Background Check/Fingerprinting (done on the first day of class)
  • Laptop/PC and reliable Internet

Upcoming Nurse Assistant classes:

  • September 7, 2021
    • Application Deadline:  July 15, 2021
  • February 1, 2022
    •  Application Deadline:  December 9, 2021


  • ALL applicants beginning CAE Nurse Assistant training program will be fingerprinted on the first day.
  • The fingerprinting will be submitted to the Department of Health Services by Clovis Adult Education before student have direct contact with patients.
  •  The student's criminal screening must be completed and cleared before they can take the State Examination to be certified.
  • Students with felony or misdemeanor convictions may have issues with placements in clinicals.

How to Get Started

STEP 1: Register for the TABE Test ($15.00):  register  online only.

STEP 2: Complete and submit a Nurse Assistant Application to the Nursing Office

If you have further questions, please
  • Call the Nursing Office at 559-327-2860
  • Stop by our campus at 1452 David E. Cook Way, Clovis, CA  93611, Room A-8. 



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