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Get the Skills to Become a Nursing Assistant

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You’ll learn in-demand skills that help patients and improve lives

6-Week Nursing Assistant Career Training in the Bay Area

Every member of a healthcare team plays a vital role in the well-being of patients. Nursing Assistants are a critical part of that team to ensure comfort and efficiency when someone is under the care of medical professionals.

Medical care advancements have begun to help people live longer, which means there is a growing number of elderly in need of long-term care. Nursing Assistants are crucial members of organizations that provide convalescent and end-of-life services.

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Under the supervision of a Registered Nurse (RN) and/or a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN), a Nursing Assistant’s duties include:

  • Taking patients’ temperature
  • Blood pressure
  • Pulse and respiration rate
  • Keeping patient records in terms of food/fluid intake and output
  • Assisting patients with grooming and personal hygiene
  • Obtaining food trays and assisting residents with feeding
  • Working with residents on range-of-motion exercises and movements
  • and more

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Becoming a Confident Nursing Assistant

The Nursing Assistant Course at Bay Area Medical Academy is a 6-week long training program designed to prepare individuals to provide services to long-term care facilities, hospital acute care teams, home health care, and other medical facilities. The course offers:

  • 2 weeks hands-on, classroom training and 4 weeks offsite clinical externship
  • Optional 8-hour readiness module that incorporates work-directed services to help participants transition to sustained economic independence
  • Preparation for certification with the California Department of Public Health (CDPH)

This course is approved by the California Department of Public Health.

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Where Do Our Graduates Work?

Nursing Assistants are employed in long-term care facilities, hospital acute care teams, home health care, and other medical facilities. A great testament to our success and quality of teaching is the large number of students who get hired at leading Bay Area medical facilities. Bay Area Medical Academy graduates have gone on to work at:


How to Enroll in the Nursing Assistant Course

Bay Area Medical Academy accepts candidates into the Nursing Assistant Course based on an admissions procedure which includes an initial interview with one of our Admissions Representatives and a final interview with an instructor.

To enroll in the Nursing Assistant Course or for more information, please schedule an appointment with an enrollment counselor by calling our main office at 415-217-0077 or click on the button below to schedule an appointment.


Orientation Days

Students must attend a mandatory orientation for Nursing Assistant Course admission.

Click here to sign up to attend this orientation and get event details.

Please schedule an appointment with an Admissions Representative if you can’t attend our next orientation day.

Program Details

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Estimated total charges for the entire course: $2,193.00-$2,208.00

Included in tuition:

  • Lectures and Labs
  • Scrubs, textbooks, and class materials
  • Offsite clinical training
  • Life membership to Career Services support (if in good standing)

A payment plan for the program is available and can be discussed with admissions staff.

Depending on your situation, public funding for the program may be available through The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), Department of Rehabilitation, and the Veteran GI Bill®.

FAFSA is not available for this course.


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The requirements for admission into the program are:

  • 18 years or older
  • Graduation from high school or higher level academy
  • Payment of minimum deposit
  • A passing English test score of 70% or higher
  • Attending orientation
  • 1 sealed official transcript

Many BAMA students come to the school with foreign diplomas or college degrees. You can enroll at BAMA if your foreign high school diploma is evaluated for equivalency in the US.


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There are courses held throughout the year at either BAMA’s San Francisco or Berkeley campuses. Please check our calendar for the next course start dates.


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All required textbooks are included in tuition.


Is a Rewarding Career as a Certified Nursing Assistant Right For You? Get More Info…

If you’re interested in learning more about Certified Nursing Assistant careers and exploring whether Bay Area Medical Academy is right for you, [getinfo]fill out the form[/getinfo] on this page to receive more information.


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Call admissions on 415-943-2028.

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