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Certified Nursing Assistant

A certified nursing assistant, or CNA, helps patients with activities of daily living and other healthcare needs under the direct supervision of a Registered Nurse (RN) or Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN).  Nursing assistants are often the principal caregivers in nursing and residential care facilities. 

*Choose Your Own Pathway!

We’ve created a guide to help you explore your educational and career options in the field as a Certified Nursing Assistant. We’ll ask you questions along the way, provide resources, and show you different opportunities and options along the way. Click the button to get started.

*WorkNet offers tuition assistance for this pathway/coursework. Click the badge to open Worknet's website and to learn more about the WorkNet Program/Tuition Assistance video and application.

Do you have a high school diploma
or certificate equivalency? 

Depending on the healthcare facility/employer and CNA program, they may require a high school diploma or certificate equivalency for employment and admission

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Yes, I do have a 
HS diploma or eqivalency.

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No, I do not have a 
HS diploma or eqivalency.

High School Diploma or Certificate Equivalency

You can begin your CNA education and training at:

High School Diploma or Certificate Equivalency

Did you know about Dual Enrollment?

Through California Senate Bill 554, an Adult Student at Lincoln Technical Academy/Lodi Adult School can participate in a CNA program in partnership with San Joaquin Delta College and earn college credit.

Adult Education Pathway

If you would like to obtain your high school diploma or certificate equivalency, you can continue your education at these Adult Schools:

Or visit the Delta Sierra Adult Education Alliance to find your nearest adult school:


After completing your CNA education and training, you can find job opportunities at these local healthcare facilities:

Would you like to explore a different pathway?

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