Certified Nursing Assistant*

Summer 2023 Application Period Closed - Summer 2023 Cohort is Full

If you are interested in making a difference in people's lives, consider becoming a certified nursing assistant. The West Hills College Lemoore Certified Nursing Assistant program prepares students for the field in just two months by enrolling in our HS 61 -nurse assistant training class!

Students interested in enrolling in the WHCL Certified Nursing Assistant class must:
  • Be at least 17 years of age.
  • Pass a physical examination.
  • Provide a valid TB clearance and acquire a BLS (CPR) card from the American Heart Association.
  • Be fully vaccinated and boosted (if eligible) to attend clinical.
  • Pass a drug test and criminal background check. 

Students studying in the West Hills Certified Nursing Assistant program will learn laboratory skills and be provided with in-hospital training. Upon completion of this program, students will be prepared for the certification examination.

Class Schedule
M/W/F May 30, 2023 - July 26, 2023

Please note: We will only be accepting CNA applications online. Please scan all required application documents and email to healthcareerslemoore@whccd.edu

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Health Careers Office at (559) 925-3490, or email Perla Saldana (perlasaldana@whccd.edu) or Nancy Corona (nancycorona@whccd.edu).

The Certified Nursing Assistant Program Admissions Process

Apply for Admission
Apply to West Hills College Lemoore
Apply to West Hills
Complete CNA Application Forms
Complete and submit the Nurse Assistant Training Program Application and related forms to the healthcareerslemoore@whccd.edu email*. All applications MUST be completed in their entirety prior to submitting. An incomplete application may result in the inability to start the program
Complete Forms Below

  • Students in the Certified Nursing Assisting Program are required to wear uniforms.

    Royal Blue Scrubs, Second Hand Watch, Stethoscope, blood pressure cuff and all white shoes (must be completely white/no cloth material). The uniform/supplies are required and the responsibility of the student to obtain after being accepted into the NATP/CNA Program.

Nurse Assistant Training Program (Certified Nursing Assistant) is approved by the California Department of Public Health Licensing and Certification Program

Training Program Review Unit (TPRU) 
California Department of Public Health
Licensing and Certification Program
P.O. Box 997416, MS-3301
Sacramento, CA 95899-7416(916) 558-1784



Frequently Asked Questions

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    West Hills College Lemoore Health Career Programs only accept American Heart Association BLS for
    health care providers to be eligible to apply to or attending health career courses. To locate a class
    near you see the links and directions below.

    American Heart Association

    Looking for Classes?
    American Heart Association Basic Life Support Courses Near You

    1. Visit American Heart Association web site
    2. Find courses near you
      1.  Under Programs and Courses, click on See BLS course options
      2. Under Purchase Options-training centers, click on Locate a Training Center. Put in your zip code for classes near you.


* This program option is not eligible for federal student aid funding. Students who pursue this program option may seek financial assistance from the California Promise Grant which can help pay for enrollment fees if eligible.


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