Certified Nursing Assistant

Southern California Health Institute's Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) program prepares you to begin an exciting career as a certified nursing assistant in less than two months.


Tuition Reimbursement programs are available through our employer network. Conditions do apply; please inquire for more details. Upon successful program completion, the state of CA allows for 4 months of paid employment while awaiting finalization of certification and licensure.

Certified Nursing Assisting or (CNA) is the practice of providing patients delicate care and attention considering they cannot provide that for themselves. These duties may include activities such as bathing patients and assisting them on walks or even adjusting their sleeping position. Certified Nursing Assistants are in demand by many health institutions such as assisted living centers and rehabilitation clinics.

Certified Nurse Assistants are a crucial part of the healthcare system and spend their time assisting doctors and nurses in healthcare settings such as nursing homes, hospitals, and doctor’s offices. Their duties range from anything like feeding patients to checking vital signs.

As a Certified Nursing Assistant Training School, Sochi provides cost-effective training and is committed to excellence in preparing the next-generation healthcare providers.


  • Job Placement Assistance: Our Career Services department offers assistance to those who qualify with getting you hired from resume workshops to partnerships with healthcare facilities.
  • Affordable Education: Financial Aid is available for all those who qualify. Grants, scholarships, payment plans and more!
  • Stable Income: It’s possible to make over $42,000 a year in your first year of nurse assisting.
  • Graduate in about 2 months: One of the most efficient and quickest CNA programs that will get you the career your need in no time.
  • Advance in the Field of Healthcare: Becoming a CNA will get you the experience you need to move on to other degrees or certifications such as LVN, RN, and much more.
  • We Are Certified: Our school and SOCHi CNA training courses are nationally accredited by the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education & Training (ACCET).

How to Become A Certified Nursing Assistant?

CNA’s are normally in direct communication with the on-site registered nurses (RN) or licensed practical nurse (LPN). The reason Nursing Assistants work so closely with RN’s and LPN’s is because although RN’s and LPN’s look over the healthcare of patients, it is the CNA’s job to take that assistance to another level. Certified Nursing Assistants are an integral part of the world of caretaking and many say they are the backbone of many health care facilities. To be a CNA you have to be attentive and communicative all while acting on all the procedures and tasks it takes to take care of others; at SOCHi you will acquire the duties and characteristics it takes to become on a team of Certified Nursing Assistants.

SOCHI's CNA program prepares you to begin an exciting career as a certified nurse assistant in less than two months. Helping nurses and doctors in healing their patients on a daily basis leaves you with a job that it is satisfying as it is generous. Experts in the field of nursing and healthcare will be available here at SOCHi to guide you with thoughtful and precise curriculum. The hands-on practices that derive from our outstanding curriculum will be incomparable to steady reading from a textbook.

Once you have reached the end of your program, your learning and resources do not stop there. We will ensure you have everything you need from resume assistance, to sending you out on jobs, and even opening up our doors for any further questions you have for us. The goal at SOCHi is to ensure that you are finding yourself as an accomplished Certified Nurse Assistant and you have anything and everything you need to succeed.

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Certified Nurse Assistant Training Program

You will spend your time here collecting all the information you need to build a strong foundation that will be your core objectives as a CNA. Our teaching techniques along with our learning objectives are spread widely on a never-ending horizontal scale. What does this mean for you? It means that not only will our topics regarding the healthcare field be extensive and diverse but so will your learning experience. SOCHi focuses on both the hands-on or clinical and administrative or clerical portion of nursing assistant training and will ensure that by the time you’re an alumnus, you will have a strong grasp of both important systems.

The Nursing Assistant program at Southern California Health Institute (SOCHi) yields an expertise in healthcare and patient care that will provide you with tools for your praxis. We show you all you need from taking vital signs, entering data, all the way to ensuring patients have proper hygiene.

The program provides career training in CPR, First Aid Training, Vital Signs, Data Entry, Exercise, Communication, Group Training, Group Work, Workplace Safety, and most importantly Patient Care.

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Jobs After CNA Training

The world of healthcare has bountiful positions ready for our SOCHi graduates to swoop in and take advantage of. Your range of institutions you can work in is large and leaves you with many options to decide how you will utilize your skills. You have options to work in more fast paced facilities like hospitals or more long-term patient care like assisted living facilities. Below is a list of a few of the places that one can work in once they become a graduate of Southern California Health Institute.

Nursing Assistant Jobs:
  • Projected to grow much faster than average (employment increase of 11% or more) over the period 2016-2026
  • Projected to have 100,000 or more job openings over the period 2014-2024
  • New & Emerging occupation in a high growth industry

According to The US Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median for nursing assistants was about $30,830 as of May 2020.

Benefits of SOCHi CNA Training Programs

Get Started Today With Our CNA Certification Program! Join our community and discover your future at our Nursing Assistant School in Los Angeles.

Experienced Faculty
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SOCHI faculty members share their breadth of life experiences and interests that fuel the excellent learning environment on campus.

Scholarship and Financial Aid
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SOCHi will also assist students in applying for student financial assistance in order to defray the cost of their education.

This elevating career strategy is available to the San Fernando Valley area. Areas such as San Fernando, Burbank, Reseda. Sun Valley, Calabasas, Northridge, Glendale, Pacoima, Sherman Village, Hidden Hills, Arleta, Encino, Santa Clarita, North Hills, Valley Village, Van Nuys, and North Hollywood are all in our service area.


Below are answers to the CNA Program's most commonly asked questions.

  • What Happens When You Get Certified as a CNA?
  • What Will I Learn in These Courses?
  • How Long is The Program?
  • Are There Any Prerequisites or Requirements?
  • When is The Next Class?
  • Where Can I Work When I Graduate?
  • How Much Is It To Start?
  • Do You Offer Grants/Scholarships/Discounts?
  • Where Do I Get Started?
A diploma will be issued upon successful completion of all of the required 164 hours and completed competency and skills checklists once the graduate passes the state competency exam.
You’ll learn all of the clinical and clerical tools it takes to be a successful CNA and advance in the field of healthcare. Here is a list of just some of the skills you will learn:
  • Aid in mobility
  • Correct feeding steps
  • Effective grooming techniques
  • Effective teamwork skills
  • Expected professional behavior
  • How to dress patients
  • Proper communications, behavioral techniques
  • Proper techniques in bathing
  • Safe toileting

The program will take about 6.5 weeks and can be completed in less than two months. The course consists of 164 hours; the theory portion has 60 hours of classroom instruction; the clinical portion has 104 hours.

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 18 years old or older AND
  • A high school diploma or GED
  • Proof of Covid-19 vaccination
  • A recent TB test
  • Live Scan clearance that will be sent to the California Department of Public Health (CDPH)
  • Must pass an exam for state certification at the end of your program

For assistance or questions with any of these requirements, please contact our admissions office at (818) 980-8990.

SOCHi is routinely enrolling for new classes. Please reach out to an admissions advisor today at (818) 980-8990 to see when you can start. The answer is usually soon!
  • Hospitals
  • Assisted Living Center
  • Nursing Homes
  • Adult Day Care Centers
  • Home Health Aide
  • Private Practices
  • Traveling CNA Agencies
We require a $200 registration fee.
Yes, our financial aid department offers various ways of assistance to those who qualify. Just inquire within!
Fill out the registration form on this page or call us at (818) 980-8990 to start your journey to become a CNA in California!