Note: Dates, times & other information may change due to unforeseen circumstances. 

It is YOUR responsibility to check the website on a regular basis for any updates.

The Summer & Fall 2022 student handbook and application information will be posted by February 28, 2022.

The application window for the Spring 2022 CNA program is closed. Applications for Summer & Fall 2022 will be accepted at both campuses (Merced & Los Banos) on:  
Location Date Time

Merced College Campus - AHC 126

TBA TBA
Los Banos Campus - - A-120 TBA TBA

Follow the steps below to learn what is needed in order to apply. 

Applications will be accepted on a first‐come, first‐served basis. You must have ALL of the necessary documents IN HAND and COMPLETE at this time. Failure to do so will result in your application not being accepted.

Live Scan Fingerprinting will take place on the SAME DAY for those who are accepted into the program. Further information will be provided when submitting application. Bring ONE of the following: Current California or Out of State ID or Passport or Alien Registration Card. You must have proper identification to be fingerprinted. Failure to be fingerprinted will result in you being dropped from the class – No exceptions.

IMPORTANT: Currently, this course requires COVID vaccination and weekly testing. Students will be required to wear N‐95 masks and face shields (these will be provided by the college). Failure to be tested means you will not be able to attend clinical that week (impacting your ability to pass the course).

Step 1:

The Summer & Fall 2022 student handbook and application information will be posted by February 28, 2022.

Print the Nurse Assistant Program Student Handbook.   (You will need this handbook for the mandatory orientation and the first day of class).  Entire handbook must be printed single-sided.

Step 2:

Watch the MANDATORY orientation video*:

The orientation is required for all perspective students. The orientation will provide the information needed to successfully complete the requirements & paperwork.

Make sure you watch the entire video.

Note: COVID Vaccination is currently required as it is needed for clinical. You will see this has been added to the updated check-off sheet.

Influenza vaccine:

  • Spring semester - Required at time of application.
  • Fall semester - The Influenza (flu) vaccine is required as well. However, you will not be able to get it until the vaccine becomes available which will be after the class begins. Therefore, you do not need it at the time of application. We do expect you to get it once it becomes available.

If you are experiencing issues with the video pausing or skipping, please pause the video for a few minutes and allow it some time to load. If you are unable to open the video, try using a different browser (such as Firefox or Chrome). For technical support, you can contact the Student Help Desk.

CPR classes are offered through Noncredit for a small fee. Please contact them for additional information.  

Step 3:

Review the Admissions Procedures Guide/Program Cost sheet.

Step 4:

Submit your complete application on the date and time posted on the website above. We will ONLY accept applications during this timeframe.