Take Classes on the Weekend to Become a Certified Nursing Assistant!


Are you holding off on becoming qualified for a rewarding career because you don’t think you have time to put in the work? At California Medical College, our weekend Nursing Assistant training program allows you to take courses on the weekend that prepare you to be a nursing assistant in only 170 hours, meaning that it’s never been easier to make a positive career change.


The weekend Nurse Assistant Training and Assessment Program was developed to prepare the nurse assistant for certification by the State of California as an entry-level worker on a health care team, in a long-term care or acute-care facility.

The curriculum is structured to provide theory and practical application on skills needed to function as a nurse assistant.

Weekend Nursing Assistant program details

The intent of the program is to promote quality of care in the long-term care or acute care setting, and to provide entry-level skills for employment as a nurse assistant.

The 170-hour program is taught:

Saturday and Sunday

  • Theory and lab: 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  • Clinical: 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.*

* Clinical hours may vary per clinical training site

Weekend Nursing Assistant course topics

The weekend nursing assistant career training focuses on building the skills and knowledge necessary to provide support to patients in various types of care facilities, with day-to-day care as well as medical care.

The topics covered in the program include:

  • Laws and ethics codes governing staff in various types of care facilities, including HIPAA compliance
  • The significance of communication, social issues, and cultural diversity in care facilities
  • Administrative practices common to the role of a nursing assistant, including admissions and discharges, and patient record management
  • Information about the human body systems, human development, and a wide range of conditions such as Alzheimer’s, Diabetes, etc.
  • Understanding the basic needs of patients in continuous care facilities: bathing, nutrition, elimination, etc.
  • Identifying patients using medical standards and monitoring vital signs

The end goal of the course is efficiency, so that you can complete it in your spare time, while still qualifying you to pass the California certification exam for nurse assistants.


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    What Sets Us Apart?

    • Easy Payment and Financing Availability
    • Reduced Tuition Costs – Significant Lower Costs when compared to other
      local Colleges
    • Highest Quality Education Theory and Clinical Instruction taught by San
      Diego’s top Doctors, Nurses and Educational Experts.

    Fast Track Programs:

    • Professional Medical Technician – 7 months (Medical Assistant Program)
    • Medical Billing and Coding – 4 months
    • Pharmacy Technician – 3 months
    • EKG Technician – 2 months
    • Nurse Assistant & Home Health Aide – 2 Months