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Your Obstacles…

…Become a
Certified Nursing Assistant.

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Certified Nursing Assistant

Certified Nursing Assistants Do More Than Just Make a Living: They Make a Difference.

Summit College instructors demonstrating to students a medical procedure.


An effective healthcare team is made up of more than just doctors and nurses. Certified Nursing Assistants play an essential role on any healthcare team by providing critical support and patient care under the direction of a licensed RN. That may explain why the demand for qualified CNAs is on the rise and expected to continue to grow. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the healthcare industry will add nearly 120,000 CNA jobs by 2029, which is considered to be growing at a much faster than average rate.*

*U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics: www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/nursing-assistants.htm

A Future Filled with Opportunities

Becoming a CNA means you could have a future where the job prospects are plentiful and you get to make a difference in people’s lives every day! If you enjoy caring for others, supporting a team, and have excellent bedside manner, you may be fit for a role as a CNA. Summit College can help you take the next steps in training! In fact, we’ve been doing exactly that since 1991! Helping students get the training and skills they need to become full-fledged CNAs is in our DNA. We believe we’re in this together with every student, you’ll get all the support and encouragement you need every step of the way, even after graduation.

Summit College nursing students with an instructor.

Benefits of Certified Nursing Training

Professional faculty focused on your success: Your instructors
have all done the job you’re training for and use their experience
to prepare you for real-world situations. They’ll help you navigate
your way through best practices for patient care, giving you
confidence to succeed.
Comprehensive curriculum: Your curriculum goes beyond
the skills and basics—nutrition and hydration, mobility
maintenance, patient psychology, safety—to using them in a way
that employers want.
Support throughout your program: Benefit from free tutoring,
a Learning Academy with a career lab and career services that
include resume assistance, mock interviews and workshops.

Where Summit Grads Can Work

  • Hospitals
  • Nursing homes
  • Long-term care facilities
  • Rehabilitation centers
  • Home healthcare companies

Career Outlook

CNAs are crucial members of healthcare teams. According to O*NETOnLine, jobs for certified nursing assistants are predicted to grow 7 to 10 percent through 2028, which is much faster than other occupations.

Is Career Training Right for You?

Take the Summit College Career Training Readiness Quiz

The fun, online quiz takes 3 minutes to complete, and you’ll get a personalized report. Identify your strengths and social style plus the training and positions you’re best suited for.

What You'll Learn

The CNA program at Summit College is taught by supportive instructors who share their real-world experience with students. You’ll be learning all the elements of personal patient care in a small class setting and will be getting valuable, hands-on training in taking patient vital signs, bathing, dressing and feeding patients, responding to patient calls for assistance, monitoring patient behavior and physical condition, and more.


Summit offers a modern facility where you have access to free tutoring, flexible scheduling options, and a career services department that is ready to help you set yourself up for success!

Principles of Safe & Effective Care

Nutrition & Hydration

Maintenance of Mobility

Patient Psychology

Legal Issues Related to Nursing

Use of Medical Equipment

Career Opportunities

Graduates of Summit’s CNA program are eligible to take the Nursing Assistant Certification Exam and can choose to pursue opportunities in hospitals, doctors’ offices, nursing homes, urgent care clinics, rehabilitation centers, and more! Getting your certification can also open the door to taking your career even further if you choose to continue your education. You’ll also have choices for what area of healthcare you want to work in such as pediatric or geriatric care.

A nursing home assistant helps take an elderly patient's blood pressure.

Become a Certified Nursing Assistant
at These Summit College Campuses

San Bernardino

804 East Brier Drive
San Bernardino, CA 92408

El Cajon

411 N Marshall Ave
El Cajon, CA 92020