Poway Adult School


Nurse Assistant Training Program (NATP) is on the Eligible Training Provider List (ETPL)
You may qualify for CalJobs financial support to cover costs of the Nurse Assistant Training Program. Please see 
CalJobs Information and all you need to know about CalJobs Financial Assistance
Nurse Assistant Training Program (NATP)

Classes are offered each Fall and Winter. Look for registration dates each July and December.

This course prepares students to take the Nurse Assistant Certification Exam. Instruction covers basic nursing skills, medical terminology, and basic anatomy and physiology and is taught by a licensed nurse. Students spend 60 hours learning theory, 100 hours in clinical or mock clinical experiences and up to 30 hours of related classroom activities including test preparation, group activities and labs. Students participate in a "Meet the Employer" event to learn about career options prior to the end of the course. The course may meet live on line via Zoom, in-person on campus and at a clinical site. Students are advised to have a computer with camera and sound capabilities for best participation in on line class sessions. Students must have a current physical signed by their doctors on a form the school provides. Forms and additional required paperwork are emailed to you after you register. Contact us if you wish to receive forms prior to registration or for more information. 
Classes meet two times per week: Fridays 4:00-8:00 pm and Saturdays 7:30 am-4:00 pm

Steps to starting the NATP 

1. Register

  • If you are paying in full: Sign up for the program online or in person at the Adult School
  • If you want to hold your spot with a deposit: Call the Adult School at (858) 668-4024 or stop by the Office with your deposit and arrange your payment plan. The full cost of the course must be paid prior to the last day of class.

​2. Email our Career Education Specialist for assistance in getting started or call (858) 668-4022 

  • Receive medical paperwork to take to your doctor
  • Complete required forms (this is in addition to registration)

3. Make an appointment with your doctor
You will need a TB test and physical (use this Medical form) Your medical exam must not be dated any more than three months prior to the class start date.

4. Submit all of your forms to the Poway Adult School
13626 Twin Peaks Road, Poway, CA 92064 Building 100, Attention: Denise McAndrews (please do not email personal information or medical records).


5. Purchase 1-2 sets of Ceil Blue scrubs - top & bottom with pockets (Ceil Blue example here) 

6. Start class on the scheduled date

Students may arrange a payment plan and are encouraged ot make a $450 deposit upon signing up for the course. Additional fees throughout the course are estimated at $300. Please call the office at 858-668-4024 to arrange for a payment plan or contact CalJobs to see if you qualify for financial support at CalJobs Information . here's all you need to know about CalJobs Financial Assistance .

Useful Information
California Department of Public Health all you need to  know about C NA certification.
Testing Center and other great information and links
Candidate Handbook

The Poway Unified School District (PUSD) is an equal opportunity employer/program and is committed to an active Nondiscrimination Program. PUSD prohibits discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and bullying based on actual or perceived race, color, ancestry, national origin, nationality, immigration status, ethnicity, ethnic group identification, age, religion, marital or parental status, physical or mental ability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, or gender expression or association with a person or a group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. For more information, please contact: Title IX/Equity Compliance Officer, James Jimenez, Associate Superintendent of Personnel Support Services, Poway Unified School District, 15250 Avenue of Science, San Diego, CA 92128, 1-858-521-2800, extension 2761, jjimenez@powayusd.com. For students, you may contact Title IX Coordinator Jamie Dayhoff, Director of Attendance and Discipline, Poway Unified School District, 1-858-521-2840, jdayhoff@powayusd.com

Poway Unified School District, 15250 Avenue of Science, San Diego, CA 92128-3406