About Us

At CNEI, our goal is to provide a quality education to enable our graduates to secure competitive jobs in the healthcare industry.  We offer quality healthcare programs that integrate professional skills, career-focused education and hands-on practice, empowering students to develop and achieve their personal and career potential.  CNEI provides education and training to enable graduates to succeed.


  • 1976 CNEI is formed in Oakland, California to teach Continuing Education to Registered Nurses
  • 1984 CNEI moves to Palm Springs
  • 1992 CNEI expands the scope of training to include Continuing  Education for Licensed Vocational Nurses, Certified Nurse Assistants, and First Aid training
  • 1999 CNEI begins offering the Certified Nurses Assistant and the Home Health Aide courses
  • 2003 Phlebotomy and Psychiatric Technician programs are added
  • 2003 CNEI moves to Cathedral City
  • 2004 The Hemodialysis Technician program is added
  • 2005 The Licensed Vocational Nurse program is added
  • August 2005 The College is granted accreditation from the Council on Occupational Education, a U.S. Department of Education recognized accrediting agency.
  • May 2009 The College is granted approval from the U.S. Department of Education to offer Title IV Financial Aid, Student Loans and Grants, to qualified students.
  • April 2011 The College moved to brand new facilities at 5200 E. Ramon Road Building I,Ste 1 Palm Springs.
  • June 2012 The College received approval from the VA to train eligible veterans, their spouses, and dependents.
  • September 2012 The College begins the Clinical Healthcare Technician program, which bundles several of our shorter programs together to give graduates several certifications.
  • April 2013 The College receives approval for our Healthcare Administrative Assistant program.
  • November 2013 The College receives approval to offer the Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselor Program.
  • June 2016 The College celebrates our 40th anniversary
  • September 2017 The College receives a 6 year re-accreditation approval from the Council on Occupational Education, the maximum allowed