Frequently Asked Questions

What Areas Do You Serve?

Here are some of the areas our CNA program serves:

  • Santa Rosa
  • Sonoma County
  • Rohnert Park
  • Marin
  • Petaluma
  • Cloverdale
  • Ukiah
  • Sebastopol
  • San Francisco
  • East Bay

What does a CNA do?

A CNA spends more time with residents/patients than any other member of the health care team.
A CNA is compassionate, patient, honest, a team player, healthy, (both physically and mentally.) The position of a CNA requires sufficient strength to assist residents with their activities of daily living. They are essentially a nurse’s “right hand.” CNA’s are an essential part of our health care team.

These are some of the duties of a CNA:

  • Taking vital signs (blood pressure, pulse, temperature and respiratory rate).
  • Monitoring patients and reporting any changes of condition to charge nurse
  • Bathing patients
  • Dressing patients
  • Transferring patients
  • Repositioning patients
  • Respecting patient rights, i.e. privacy, confidentiality
  • Recording intake and output
  • Assisting with feeding residents
  • Ambulating residents (walking)
  • Collecting specimen for testing
  • Knowing facility safety procedures and responding to emergencies
  • Family and patient interaction
  • Provides compassionate care
How long is the program?
  • Our full time program is 25 days.
  • Our weekend program is 12 weeks.
What does tuition cover?
  • Onsite Live Scan fingerprinting
  • Onsite CPR
  • CNA Training books
  • State testing fee
  • Lab supplies are provided in skills lab
  • On-site visits by home health care agency’s and skilled nursing facilities
  • Videos to watch at home of all skills taught
Where do I take the certification test?

North Bay CNA Training Program is a regional test site. THe exam will occur at North Bay CNA classroom after completion of the program

Where do I take the certification test?

North Bay CNA Training Program will arrange for you to take the California State Competency Exam. There are several places offering the test in Santa Rosa, as well as across the bay area and east bay.

What does the test cover?

The student will be required to demonstrate the practical training he or she learned. The state examiner will test and determine if the student is ready to become a Certified Nursing Assistant.  If the student is ready to become a Certified Nursing Assistant, the student will be asked to perform 3 or 4 of the 18 skills that he/she learned. In addition to the practical portion of the state test, the student will be required to take a written exam, which will consist of the theory portion of our program. There are also practice exams which will prepare you for the state written exam.

What if I don't pass the test?

Our graduates have a 95% pass rate. However, if you do not pass on the first attempt, we are here to support and train you on your areas of weakness to ensure a passing grade.

Why should I choose North Bay?

We are more than a business, we care and want each and every student to succeed, and will provide the support needed to accomplish this goal.

What is the cost of the course?

The total cost of the course is $1,750. There is a $300 (NONREFUNDABLE) deposit required to hold your spot. This is deducted from the total fee of $1,750. The remainder is due on orientation day. If you need to discuss payment options, please contact our office at 707.843.3703

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