1452 David E. Cook Way Clovis, CA 93611  |  P:559-327-2800 | F:559-327-2889

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


Next Program Start Date:  September 3, 2024 
Accepting Application:  May 1, 2024 
Deadline:  May 31, 2024 
June 6, 2024 

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 is offered 3 times a year in February, May and September.  Part time and Full time programs are available

Full Time Schedule

  • 6-week program (220 hours)
  • 5 days a week, Monday through Friday
  • All day program 


Monday - Friday     8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Clinical6:30 am - 3:00 pm

Part Time Schedule

Part Time Program
  • January and September
  • 13-week program (220 hours)
  • 4 days a week, Monday - Thursday plus some Saturdays
  • Morning and Evening available (See schedule)
Part Time Morning Program Schedule: Monday - Thursday plus one Saturday

AM Theory8:00 am - 12:00 pm

AM Clinical6:45 am - 12:00 pm

Saturday Clinical6:30 am - 12:45 pm

Part Time Evening Program Schedule: Monday - Thursday plus 5 Saturdays

PM Theory4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

PM Clinical4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Saturday Clinical6:30 am - 12:45 pm

Classroom Instruction and Clinical Training

  • Resident care skills
  • vital signs
  • Nutrition
  • Rehabilitation
  • Emergency procedures

NOTE:  NA students will be required to stand for long periods of time and be able to push, pull, and lift at least 50 lbs.

Upon Completion of course objectives, eligible students will take the state Competency exam for State Certification.

Program Cost

NA Class Fee:$1000 (due 2 weeks before start date)

Additional cost approximately:
$500 - $700 for the following:
  • Books
  • Health Requirements/CPR
  • Immunizations
  • Uniforms
  • State Exam fee
$130 (due on the last day of class)

Application Requirements

  • Must be 18 years or older
  • Pass TABE Placement Testswith the following scores:
    • Reading - 442
    • Math       - 449 
  • Have a valid government issued photo I.D.
  • Have a valid social security card
  • Submit a Nurse Assistant Application to the Nursing and Allied Health Department in Room A-8 with a government issued photo I.D. and social security card
    • Application accepted on a first come basis
    • Application deadline is about 2 months before start date.
  • Student selection is on a first come basis or until class is full.
  • Clinicals are held at various location in Fresno and the surrounding counties.
  • NA students will be required to stand for long periods of time and be able to push, pull and lift at least 50 lbs.

Upon completion of course objectives, eligible students will take the state competency exam for State Certification.

Requirements Upon Acceptance

The following will be required only AFTER you have received a Nurse Assistant Acceptance Letter.
  • CAE Student Health Questionnaire
  • CAE Student Physical Form
  • CAE Immunization Form:
    1. Negative TB Skin Test/PPD - you must have a PPD within 3 months of the program start date.
    2. Influenza (Flu) - Mandatory vaccination for current season
    3. Hepatitis B Vaccine - You must have a series of 3 immunizations or first injection started
    4. OR Positive Hepatitis B Surface AB Titer
    5. COVID-19 vaccine and Booster (Mandatory)
  • American Heart Basic Life Support (BLS) CPR Card
  • Background Check/Fingerprinting (done on the 2nd day of class)*
  • Uniform & Supplies:
    1. Two designated Navy-Blue scrub tops, bottoms and lab coat
    2. All White Nursing Shoes (no canvas or tennis shoes)
    3. Watch with a second hand (no smart watches allowed)
  1. Access to a laptop or desktop PC
  2. Reliable Internet connection
  3. Cell phones and tablets are not acceptable replacement for a laptop or PC
  • ALL applicants beginning CAE Nurse Assistant training program will be fingerprinted on the 2nd day.
  • The fingerprinting will be submitted to the Department of Health Services by Clovis Adult Education before students 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 placement in clinicals.

How to Get Started

  1. Register for the TABE Test ($15)
  2. Register online only
Step 2:
  1. Complete and submit a Nurse Assistant Application (see Download Documents) to the Nursing and Allied Health Department



  • Call the Nursing Office at 559-327-2802
  • Stop by our campus at 1452 David E. Cook Way, Clovis, CA  93611, Room A-8. 



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