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Nurse Assistant Training Program (NATP)

This 22 day program will train you to provide quality care to residents in long-term care facilities and professional organizations requiring the staffing needs of a CNA. It consists of twenty (20) units focused on all aspects of residential care focused on the Six Principles of Care.

Upon successfully completing the course of 101.50 supervised clinical hours and 62.50 Theory/Lab hours along with passing the Nurse Assistant course exam you will qualify to take the State Competency Test (CEP) to be a Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA).

The Nurse Assistant Training Program class is Monday through Friday and is completed in 22 days. Class times for theory/lab are from 7:30a.m. to 4:30p.m. and for clinical study is from 7:00a.m. to 3:30p.m.

The Course is lead by Registered Nurses and Licensed Vocational Nurses as secondary instructors. The instructors are approved by the Bureau for Private Post-Secondary and Vocational Education, accepted by the California Department of Health Services, certified by the American Red Cross, and meet state requirements.

The NATP program is an exceptional opportunity to gain entrance into the nursing industry.

  • Instructors are approved by the Department of Public Health to teach our state approved program
  • We provide the valuable experience and guidance to achieve your goals
  • Small class sizes allows you to work at a comfortable pace.
  • Prepares the student to seek employment in various health care settings
  • CEP can be taken right after completion at the training site attended with little or no waiting time

Six Principles of Care:

  • Safety: Keep a person free from harm by preventing injuries
  • Privacy: Keep a person's private business private, and do not allow private things to be seen or overheard by other people.
  • Dignity: Treat each person with respect at all times.
  • Independence: Encourage each person to do as much as possible.
  • Infection Control: Help control the spread of germs.
  • Communication: Be available to talk, listen, and respond to a person's thoughts and feelings. Tell the person about the care you plan to provide. Report information about the person to your supervising nurse.

Course Fee: $1,500.00

  • Regisration Fee: $100.00 (non re-fundable)
  • First Payment:  $700.00 is due by the day of orientation.
  • Second Payment:  $700 is due by the 13th day of class.

Course Fee Includes:

  • Books
  • Stethoscope
  • Blood Pressure Cuff
  • CPR\AED Training
  • Two Uniforms
  • State Exam Fee

Course Registration Process:

Step 1: Select the desired orientation class from the training schedule below.

Step 2:  Click enroll to register online. This will enroll you for the orientation only.  You must follow the instructions in step 3 to complete your enrollment.

Step 3:  Download the following documents and bring/mail to 3150 E. 29th Street, Long Beach. These documents must be completed and recieved before your orientation date in order for you to attend orientation.

For additional information in regards to the Nurse Assistant Program please contact Cindy Martinez at (562) 490-4008.

Training Schedule:

Orientation First Day of Class Last Day of Class  
4/9/10 4/19/10 5/22/10  
5/19/10 5/20/10 6/22/10  
6/24/10 6/25/10 7/27/10 Enroll
7/30/10 8/1/10 9/1/10 Enroll
9/7/10 9/8/10 10/8/10 Enroll
10/12/10 10/13/10 11/15/10 Enroll


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