Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)
The Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) program, as part of the Allied Health department
, is a full-term class that provides interested students the opportunity to experience the field of nursing, and decide if this career might be for them, without making a long term commitment. The CNA Program currently accommodates 30 students each semester.
This is a one semester, 160-180 hour course, including lecture and clinical practice, which prepares students to take the State of California Certification Examination
as a Certified Nursing Assistant. CNA job opportunities are widely available in acute care hospitals, skilled care nursing and assisted living facilities, as well as home care.
CNA certification is an excellent preparation for students desiring to pursue a VN or RN license.
For all information related to the application process and entry into the MSJC Certified Nursing Assistant program, please attend a CNA information workshop. Must have a MSJC student ID number to attend a CNA workshop.
Please check here when the schedule is posted. Required: American Heart Association Healthcare Provider CPR (BLS), Department of Justice fingerprint clearance (LiveScan through MSJC form only), Immunizations, proof of negative TB test, and Physician Certificate of adequate physical health (MSJC form only).
Course Enrollment Process
1. Must have an MSJC student ID number. Apply for admissions here.
2. Obtain a CNA application for admission and attend a mandatory CNA Information Workshop.
3. After watching the CNA PowerPoint (CNA PowerPoint Presentation), download the Certificate of Attendance, and attach it to your application.
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Students must complete ENGL 092/098, 98W, or higher before applying. Verification can be provided by submitting an unofficial transcript or Assessment Scores.
Students must contain an Instructor consent form prior to registration.
CNA Application Filing Period
Spring: October 1st - 15th
The CNA Application will be available the week before each filing period.
Program Learning Outcomes
If you have any questions regarding the Certified Nursing Assistant Program, please contact us.