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California Nurses Educational Institute

5200 E. Ramon Rd. Suite I-1, Palm Springs, CA

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California Nurses Educational Institute (CNEI) is a Palm Springs, CA, based school that offers Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) and other certifications to the local community. Its mission is to provide quality education that enables its graduates to find competitive jobs in the medical industry. Course options includes: Licensed Vocational Nurse, Certified Nurse Assistant, Home Health Aide, Phlebotomy, Clinical Healthcare Technician, and Psychiatric Technician.

Originally founded in 1976 as a continuing education resource for registered nurses, the original campus was located in Oakland, CA. In 1984, the institution moved Palm Springs and offers affordable vocational training to the Palm Springs community. The most recent addition to its program listing is the Clinical Healthcare Technician course, introduced in April 2013.

All programs at CNEI require a GED or a high school diploma as part of the eligibility criteria; in addition, those applying for the LVN and Psychiatric Technician programs will be required to clear an entrance test.

Tuition and duration of courses vary greatly, ranging from 2 weeks and $700 for the Home Health Aide program and 66 weeks and $29,500 for the LVN program. Three of the programs – LVN, Clinical Healthcare Technician and Psychiatric Technician – are approved for Pell Grants as well as subsidized and unsubsidized loans from the Department of Education. Additionally, the college is also approved for VA educational assistance. In the most recent reporting year, 55% of the 233 enrolled students – or 142 students - received financial aid.  This came in the form of grants and scholarships which  averaged $4,986 per student.

Programs Offered

California Nurses Educational Institute have offered the programs listed below. Not all programs currently offered by this school may be listed below. Students may contact the school at (760) 416-5955 to confirm programs or obtain additional information.

The licensed practical nurse (LPN) program offered usually takes about fifteen months to complete.

Program Details:

  • Tuition estimate is $31,000*
  • Required supplies and books: $420*
  • Last year, more than 50 students completed this program
  • Students usually complete the licensed practical nurse (LPN) program in 15 months

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Medical assistant program takes usually eight months to complete.

Program Details:

  • Tuition estimate is $14,000*
  • Based on published reports, around 30 students completed the medical assistant program last year
  • Students complete this program in usually 8 months

More detailed information and school listings are available through our medical assistant schools information page.

The medical executive assistant program takes about ten months for most students to complete.

Program Details:

  • Tuition estimate is $14,000*
  • The length of the medical executive assistant program is about 10 months

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The substance abuse and addiction counseling program offered usually takes about twelve months to complete.

Program Details:

  • Tuition estimate is $14,000*
  • Students usually complete the substance abuse and addiction counseling program in 12 months

More details and school listings are available through our substance abuse and addiction counseling degree page.

Phlebotomy program takes usually three months to complete.

Program Details:

  • Tuition estimate is $3,000*
  • Last year, more than 30 students completed this program
  • Takes about 3 months to complete

Check out our phlebotomy training profile page to obtain more details and school listings that can help guide you in finding the perfect school.

The nursing assistant program takes about two months for most students to complete.

Program Details:

  • Tuition estimate is $2,000*
  • The estimated cost of books or supplies required is $190*
  • Based on published reports, around 50 students completed the nursing assistant program last year
  • The length of the nursing assistant program is about 2 months

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Notes:
*The posted costs for tuition, fees and supplies are determined through historical data and may not represent current costs.
**Repayment rates, earnings, and loan payments are estimated to provide a comparative context. For more detailed information individuals are asked to contact the school.

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

Once scholarships, grants and other forms of aid are calculated, the expected average cost for students at this school is -. In order to calculate a more personalized cost check out their cost calculator here. A fee of $100 is required from all applicants. The financial details shown on this page are an approximation. The actual costs may differ, please contact California Nurses Educational Institute for more information.

Note: Financial aid is only available for those who qualify, check with the school for details.

Tuition & Fees Information

Alternate Tuition Plan Options Available

  • Some programs may have tuition rates that will remain the same as the first year for up to five years.

Financial Aid Details

The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid60%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships55%$3,473
Receiving Student Loans56%$5,922

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ACCEPTANCE RATE
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FINANCIAL AID RATE
60%

STUDENT:TEACHER RATIO
15:1

FINANCIAL AID AWARD AVG.
$3,738