Certified Nursing Assistant Program

5 – 10 weeks
in class

100 hours
hands-on training



Median Salary:


All in

$1,995 – $2,495
(Free with scholarship)

Duration5 – 10 weeks in class
Externship1000 hours hands-on training
Skill LevelAll
Average Median Salary$43,570**
All In Cost$1,995 – $2,495
(Free with scholarship)

launch your certified nursing assistant career in 5 to 10 weeks!

Why Choose Our CNA Training Program:

  • CNA Scholarship — This course is free with our CNA scholarship. Contact us for more details.
  • Financial Stability — According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average salary for CNAs in CA is $43,570 ($20.95/hour).**
  • In-Demand Career — Join a growing healthcare field with abundant job opportunities, career stability, good pay, and good benefits.
  • Quick Entry to Workforce — Complete our 5-week or 10-week course and be fully trained for your new nursing assistant career. 
  • Comprehensive Curriculum — Our CNA program covers essential topics such as patient care, vital signs monitoring, infection control, and communication skills.
  • Path Towards Licensure — We will guide you through the state exam testing and applying for your California CNA Licensure.

Don’t miss out on the chance to start a fulfilling career as a Certified Nursing Assistant. 

Begin your journey towards making a positive impact on patients’ lives and achieving professional growth in the healthcare industry. 

Key Course Features and Benefits:

  • Accredited Program — RCI’s Certified Nursing Assistant program is approved by the California Department of Public Health (CDPH), ensuring state approval and industry-recognized certification. 
  • Hands-On Experience — Benefit from practical training that includes a clinical externship, allowing you to apply your skills in real healthcare environments. 
  • Experienced Instructors — Learn from experienced instructors who are dedicated to your success in the healthcare field. 
  • Certification Preparation — Successfully completing our CNA course will prepare and qualify you to take the State Competency Test through the National Nurse Aide Assessment Program / American Red Cross. 
  • Flexible Scheduling — Choose from daytime, evening, and weekend classes to accommodate your existing commitments. 

We will help you every step of the way. Check our current course schedule and secure your spot today. 

Students training in the RCI Certified Nursing Assistant Program.

Discover In-Demand Jobs in High-Growth Sectors

*Nursing Assistants held about 1.3 million jobs in 2021. The largest employers of nursing assistants were as follows:

  • Nursing Care Facilities (skilled nursing facilities) – 34%
  • Hospitals (state, local, and private) – 32%
  • Continuing Care Retirement and Assisted Living Facilities for the Elderly – 10%
  • Home Healthcare Services – 6%
  • Government – 4%

Stats & Income Expectations

  • Employment for Certified Nursing Assistants is projected to grow 5 percent from 2021 to 2031, about as fast as the average for all occupations.
  • Approximately 220,200 openings for Nursing Assistants and Orderlies are projected every year, on average, over the next decade. As the baby-boom population ages, there will be a growing need to provide care for an increasing number of older people who have chronic or progressive diseases such as heart disease and diabetes.
  • Increased opportunities are expected for in-home and community care-based settings as patient preferences shift.
    The average salary for CNAs in California is $43,570.**

*All stats above from www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/nursing-assistants

**CA Median Pay: www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes311131.htm#st

Are you interested in becoming a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)?
CNAs play a vital role in patient care and spend a significant amount of time with patients. It’s a rewarding career path that can serve as a stepping stone towards a future in nursing or healthcare.

As a Certified Nursing Assistant, you’ll provide hands-on medical care to patients, assisting them with essential tasks like bathing, dressing, and other daily activities we often take for granted. Your support will make a meaningful difference to those who rely on you, whether they are elderly, disabled, injured, or facing other health challenges.

RCI’s ABHES accredited CNA Program is approved by the California Department of Public Health. Upon completion, you’ll receive a certificate of eligibility to take the State Competency Test through the National Nurse Aide Assessment Program (NNAAP) / American Red Cross. Passing this exam is necessary to become a certified nursing assistant in California.

Explore our current medical course schedule here and join us!

Two RCI Certified Nursing Assistant students practice applying blood pressure cuffs and taking blood pressure measurements.


 Proper communications, behavioral techniques

 Expected professional behavior

 Effective teamwork skills

 Proper technicques in bathing

 How to dress patients

 Correct feeding steps

 Safe toileting

 Effective grooming techniques

 Aid in mobility

Learn more about courses at Regan Career Institute here

Some clinics will hire untrained and inexperienced workers and provide on-the-job training. However, these opportunities may be hard to find and may not be ideal for many reasons. Not to mention, they may sometimes put patients’ safety at risk. RCI offers training within medical facilities as part of our unique clinical program. Becoming a Certified Nursing Assistant is often seen as a stepping stone to becoming an RN or LVN. This natural transition in the medical profession often results in many job openings in entry-level positions.


In order to ensure that applicants meet the entry level requirements for training that will lead toward certification, we require certain documentation for students enrolling in our CNA course.  Students must be 16 years old or older.

We offer Weekday and Weekend CNA classes. An updated medical course schedule for the Certified Nursing Assistant program may be found on the schedule page here.


“I took phlebotomy, CNA & EKG tech classes here while I am in RN nursing school. Definitely Regan’s classes helped me a lot to be a better nurse now. Great instructors and staffs, I still contact them to say hi. You won’t regret to take classes here. Of course it is tough classes, but they will make you better person at work!”
Jeong S.
South Pasadena, CA

“Everyone here is very nice and helpful. They are on top of everything and makes sure each student is attended to and given the best education they can get.”

Sabrina C.
Alhambra, CA

“Completed my CNA program this year at Regan Career Institute! Very pleased with my instructors Ms. Pearl & Ms. Colleen both were very informative! The staff were also very helpful & very friendly! Definitely recommend if you’re trying to get started in the medical field.”

Ruby G.
Los Angeles, CA

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