Get the Skills to Become a Nursing Assistant

A nursing assistant giving an elderly patient a glass of water
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.

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

Becoming a Confident Nursing Assistant

The Nursing Assistant Course at BAMA Institute 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 training
  • 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.

Where Do BAMA Institute 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. BAMA Institute graduates have gone on to work at:

Schedule an Appointment with an Admissions Representative

BAMA Institute 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.

You can schedule an appointment with an Admissions Representative by calling our main office on 415-508-5404 or by clicking on the button below.


Program Details

Funding and Tuition

Tuition is $1,740.00.

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

  • Non-refundable registration fee
  • Textbooks/manuals
  • Uniforms and ID cards
  • National/State exam(s)
  • CPR Fee

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

GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).

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

FAFSA is not available for this course.

Admissions Requirements

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

Class Schedules

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

Required Textbooks

All required textbooks are included in tuition.

Our Next Class

Campus: San Francisco
Start Date: February 24, 2020
Schedule: Monday to Friday, 8 am to 2:30 pm; Monday to Friday, 7:30 am to 3:30 pm

Curious about other Nursing Assistant classes?
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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 BAMA Institute is right for you, fill out the form on this page to receive more information.

For immediate questions, call 415-508-5404

GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government Web site at