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California Nurses Educational Institute (CNEI) in Cathedral City, California

Address: 68-860 Perez Road, Suite E, Cathedral City, CA 92234
Telephone Number: (760) 416-5955
Accreditation: Council on Occupational Education
Website: www.cnei.edu

At CNEI our goal is to provide a quality education to enable our graduates to find competitive jobs in the medical 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 career training to enable students to succeed.


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Admissions Requirements

Most programs require a high school diploma or GED. The exceptions are the CNA and Home Health Aide programs, which do not require a high school diploma. A short entrance test is also required for admission into the LVN or PsyTech programs.

In addition, the school and most employers require a background check. If you have been convicted of a crime, please bring it to the attention of the admissions office so we can help you to resolve it.

Costs and Financial Aid

Tuition and Fees: Tuition varies by program from $500 to $23,990. Undergraduate application fee (2009-2010): $100.

% of Students Receiving Financial Aid (2008-2009)
0% Received Financial Aid

Total grant aid received by all students (2008-2009): $0
Grants are distinctly different from both scholarships and student loans in that they do not need to be repaid. The purpose of college grants is to make educational funds available to students to help defray the cost of a college education.

0% of Students Received Grants
The Average Grant Amount was $0


Total Enrollment (Fall 2009): 97 Students

Student-to-Faculty Ratio: Approximately 14 to 1

Student Gender
Student Age
CNEI Student Gender - Student Gender: Male: 22% Female: 78%
CNEI Student Age - Student Age: 24 and under: 25% 25 and over: 75% Age unknown: 0%


Programs Offered

Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN): Licensed Vocational Nurses (LVN's) assist in the care of patients with medical problems. LVN's can work in hospitals, both public and private, in nursing and convalescent homes, in medical clinics and for health service agencies, government agencies such as the Peace Corps, and in the military. Some are self-employed working through nursing agencies for private duty service. This program is 66 weeks long.

Psychiatric Technician: Licensed Psychiatric Technicians (PTs) are responsible for the care of mentally disordered and developmentally disabled clients. They work under the direction of a physician, psychologist, rehabilitation therapist, social worker, registered nurse or other professional personnel. This program is 60 weeks long.

Certified Nurse Assistant: The CNEI Certified Nurse Assistant Program prepares students to perform the rewarding work of caring for patients in skilled nursing facilities. Since aides have extensive daily contact with each patient, they are key to providing vital information on the patients' conditions to the nurse. This program is 12 weeks long.

Phlebotomy: Phlebotomists collect the blood necessary for testing; allowing the healthcare provider to make informed decisions. Skilled phlebotomists can find hidden veins, introduce a needle into the vein, and extract blood with little or no discomfort to the patient. This program is 8 weeks long.

Home Health Aid: The Home Health Aide curriculum was designed as a 40-hour add-on course to follow a certified nurse assistant curriculum that meets Federal and State regulations. The student will receive a Certificate of Completion upon satisfactory completion of the program.

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