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

Take advantage of the opportunity to become a state Certified Nurse Assistant.

Classroom Instruction and Clinical Training include:

  • Resident care skills and vitals 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. 

Nurse Assistant Class Information

  •  Student selection is on a first come first serve basis
  • 13-week program (220 hrs)
  • Morning and Evening Classes Available
  • Program cost $1,000, Due approximately 1 month before class starts, at orientation
  • Additional cost approximately $500-$700 for, Books, Uniforms, supplies, American Heart CPR and Health Requirements
  • State Exam $120.00
  • Must have access to a laptop computer

Nurse Assistant Entry Requirements

PLEASE NOTE:  Students with felony or misdemeanor convictions may have issues with placements in clinical or externships. 

MORNING Nurse Assistant Schedule:

  • Monday through Thursday
  • AM Theory Classes 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • AM Clinical classes 6:45 am - 12:30 pm
  • Clinical held at various locations in Fresno and the surrounding counties.

EVENING Nursing Assistant Schedule:

  •  Monday through Thursday and Saturdays
  • PM Theory classes 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • PM Clinical classes 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.

Upcoming Nurse Assistant classes:

  • September 7, 2021
    • Application Deadline:  July 15, 2021
  • February 1, 2022
    •  Application Deadline:  December 16, 2021

Additional Supplies and Health Requirements

  • Blue uniforms (top and bottom)
  • White Nursing shoes
  • Basic Life Support American Heart CPR
  • Negative TB or chest X-ray (within 3 months of start date)
  • Hepatitiis B Vaccine (series of 3 or 1st injection started)
  • Flu shot (in season)
  • State Examination $120.00

Upon completion of course objectives, eligible strudents will take the state competency exam for state certification.


  • 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.

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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