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CNEI takes great pride in its deep-rooted connection to the desert community and the significant impact it has on the employment landscape of nearby desert cities. We are passionately committed to equipping healthcare professionals with top-rated training, ensuring they are well-prepared to serve in local healthcare centers and beyond. Our institution plays a pivotal role in shaping the healthcare workforce, benefiting both our immediate community and the broader regional healthcare sector.


The mission of California Nurses Educational Institute is to provide the student with a balanced educational approach based on theory and practical instruction, which enables the student to meet professional certification requirements as well as employer expectations upon graduation.


We offer 4 in-person and 1 distance-education training programs to get you started in the healthcare field.

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Certified Nurses Assistant Program

A Certified Nurses Assistant Program (CNA) prepares students to perform the rewarding work of caring for patients in skilled nursing facilities.

Program Length • Days – 8 Weeks – 160 Hours * Evenings – 13 Weeks -160 hours  * WeeKend – 14 Weeks -160 hours

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Licensed Vocational Nurse Program
Licensed Vocational Nurse Program

Program Overview A career as a nurse is both rewarding and highly in demand, and California Nurses Educational Institute (CNEI) has the program for you! CNEI’s LVN program provides the theoretical and practical knowledge that will have you career ready …

Certified Nurses Assistant Program
Certified Nurses Assistant Program

Program Overview CNEI’s Certified Nurses Assistant Program is one of our most popular programs. Many graduates are hired from local employers such as Indio Nursing & Rehabilitation Center and Monterey Palms Healthcare Center to name a few. One of our …

Alcohol & Drug Addiction Counseling Program
Alcohol & Drug Addiction Counseling Program

Program Overview The CCAPP approved ADAC program provides a well-balanced education based on class lectures, demonstration, and performance of practical skills concluding with an externship at a qualified treatment facility where the student can gain real-world experience. The program can …

Certified Home Health Aide Program
Certified Home Health Aide Program

Program Overview This program is an add-on course after students complete the CNA program. Students in the CHHA program will learn the skills and knowledge to take care of the elderly and disabled in their homes. The CHHA program is …

Pharmacy Technician Program
Pharmacy Technician Program

Program Overview The Pharmacy Technician program is designed to provide students with the necessary knowledge and skills to assume the role of a pharmacy technician. This is a dynamic, hands-on program that combines classroom instruction with practical experience in classroom …


Choose a Program and Apply Online.
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Choose a Program and
Apply Online.

After exploring our programs, choose one that interests you and apply here. Having trouble choosing a program or have any questions? Feel free to give us a call (760) 416-5955 and speak to one of our admissions advisors. Financial aid is available for those who qualify for several programs.
Learn more here.

Start Healthcare Training & Graduate.
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Start Healthcare Training & Graduate.

Begin your healthcare journey at our campus in Rancho Mirage! Depending on the program you choose, students may have to take an exam to earn a license. You will learn all the necessary skills and gain hands-on experience for your chosen career path.

Enter CNEI’s Assistant Job Placement Program.
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Enter CNEI’s Assistant Job Placement Program.

Once you graduate we have an assistant job placement program. Due to the high demand for our graduates, many of them have jobs lined up once they graduate.


Fast-Track Your Healthcare Career
  • We are a great option for those who don’t want to go to a 4-year college & want to quickly get started on their healthcare career path and become job-ready in as little as 14 months.
  • Our graduates are graduated and working even before they’re accepted in other programs at other colleges.
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Focused Healthcare Education
  • CNEI provides excellent healthcare-focused training within the desert cities and offers a variety of programs for individuals with a passion for healthcare. All of our programs are accredited and led by top professionals in their field.
We Work With Healthcare Centers
  • CNEI has a network of healthcare centers that hire our graduates. After you graduate, we’ll help you find a job through the healthcare centers that we work with.


Here’s a small list of companies that hire our graduates within the desert cities and beyond. View more here.

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If you are looking for phenomenal instructors and an even greater educational experience and a course in nursing or medical related and don’t want to take extra courses in a standard community college look no further than CNEI. ”

Fabby Mandujano
CNA Graduate • Class of 2019

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