Prospective students should call, email or visit the school to request for an Application for Admission. They will then take the Entrance Assessment Test, which is a brief test of written and verbal English and Mathematics ability.

Requirements Prior to Admission


Prospective students must meet the following requirements:

  • Must be at least 18 years old at the start of the program
  • Must be a high school graduate or completed GED
  • Must possess a valid government issued ID
  • Must speak, write and understand English
  • Must possess or in the process of obtaining a Social Security Number at the time of enrollment
  • Completion of an Application for Admission and payment of Application Fee
  • Completion of Entrance Assessment Test with a score of 150 or higher in English and 150 or higher in Mathematics
  • Must submit proof of good health
    • 8.1 TB screening performed by a physician or a Nurse Practitioner within 6 months prior to enrollment
  • Has not been convicted of any of the sections in the Penal Code (see Appendix A)

*Please see Program Information for additional requirements prior to Admission

Specific Program Requirements


Students must undergo a Live Scan process prior to enrollment in the following programs:

  • Nursing Assistant Program
  • Home Health Aide
  • Hemodialysis Training Program
  • Pharmacy Technician


Students must be have completed a Vocational Nursing or Registered Nursing Program in the US or foreign country prior to enrollment in the Nursing Refresher Program.

English Proficiency


Students are required to demonstrate the ability to read and write in standard English. Evidence of level of English will be established upon passing the Entrance Assessment Test and personal interview from the Admission Team.

ALL Classes are taught in English.

Students with Disabilities


Northern California Nursing Academy is committed to the equality of educational opportunities for all qualified students. Students with disabilities (including learning disabilities, hearing or visual impairments, mobility impairments, attention deficit/hyperactivity disorders, psychiatric impairments or chronic health disabilities) who apply to NCNA can choose whether or not to disclose their disability. NCNA will not require at any point in the admissions process to disclose if students have a disability. NCNA does not, and could not, use information about a disability to deny admission to a student.

There is no separate admissions process for students with disabilities. All students who apply to NCNA, including those who have a diagnosed impairment/disability, are evaluated using the same criteria.

International Students


Northern California Nursing Academy does not currently accept International Students. Consequently, NCNA does not provide any VISA services to international applicants.



The transferability of credits earned at Northern California Nursing Academy is at the complete discretion of an institution to which students may seek to transfer. Acceptance of the Certificate earned in a specific program is also at the complete discretion of the institution to which student may seek to transfer. If the credits or Certificate that are earned at this institution are not accepted at the institution to which students seek to transfer, students may be required to repeat some or all of the coursework at that institution. For this reason students should make certain that attendance at this institution will meet your educational goals. This may include contacting an institution to which students may seek to transfer after attending Northern California Nursing Academy to determine if credits or Certificate will transfer.

Financial Information


Costs and Tuition


Northern California Nursing Academy has the following standard admission fees:


The cost of books, handouts and supplies vary depending on the program.


1. Personal Check, Cashier’s Check or Money Order made payable to:
Northern California Nursing Academy

2. Credit Card: VISA, MasterCard and Discover

** Please see Appendix D for detailed description of Program Tuition and Fees.

Financial Aid


Northern California Nursing Academy is not currently eligible to offer Federal and State Loans. NCNA provides various payment plans to accommodate students who need assistance in paying the costs of attending the programs.