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Pacific Health Educational Center

The Best CNA School in San Diego

with the best CNA program

Preparing for the brightest future, Pacific Health Educational Center (also known as PHEC) is pioneering in quality Nursing and Healthcare education, through dedication and commitment to our students’ future success. We offer a unique educational and transformative learning experience that is designed to help our students' intellectual growth and confidence in the field of Nursing or Healthcare. 

We welcome any prospective students to check out our school, inquire about the programs we offer, and find out why we are considered "the best CNA school with the best CNA program in San Diego".



Here to Educate and Challenge

Established in 2010, Pacific Health Educational Center

(best known as PHEC), is a California Department of Public Health (CDPH) State-approved Training Provider. We only have 1 main School centrally located in San Diego, accessible to both North and South counties. (Note: We have NO affiliation to other schools or organization that used names similar to our Pacific Health).


Our Training Programs are offered to any student searching for a beginning in their Nursing or Healthcare career. Our highly qualified and experienced DSD Instructors (RNs, LVNs) serve as facilitators in the program, guiding students through academic exploration and individual learning, by providing quality education.


We are a State Authorized Test site for CNAs that has consistently maintained a high-passing rate. This is mainly because our passionate Instructors and Staff are dedicated to helping our students become successful in the field, and make an impact in the Nursing and Healthcare industry.

So if you are ready for a challenge and to reach your goal, come join us and become one of the many successful students

of PHEC family!



Committed to Quality Education

The Mission of Pacific Health Educational Center is committed to providing quality education and training programs, that will prepare students to develop the necessary nursing skills and knowledge they need in patient care. The training programs are designed to foster opportunities for learning, self-discipline, proper attitude, and the ability to meet employer expectations
in the field of Nursing and Healthcare.

Check out the CDPH State Approved Programs that we offer.


Our Accelerated Nursing Assistant (CNA) program follow the CA State approved CNA Curriculum, and is designed to teach students the Basic Nursing skills, the Principles of Care and the knowledge necessary for resident/patient care, in a Long-term care facility, Hospital and other Healthcare settings. The CNA program has 8 days of Theory lecture and 14 days of Clinical training or 176 total hours.


Upon Program completion and passing of our School Finals, the student will be eligible to take the CA State Certification Exam, which is conducted in our school.  After passing both Written and Skill/Manual competency tests of the State Exam, a CNA license will be issued by the California Department of Public Health (CDPH), and the Certified Nurse Assistant's name will then appear in the CDPH website database -


Our Home Health Aide program is built upon the knowledge, skills and abilities that individuals possess as a CNA - which is to provide personal assistance and basic nursing care to patients in their home. It is designed to prepare CNA’s for certification, as well as the knowledge and skill to function as a Home Health Aide in Healthcare facilities, Home Care, Home Health Agencies and Hospice.

Upon completion of the required 40 hours, a Certified HHA license will be issued by CDPH, and the student will be certified to work in Home Health and Hospice cases. In addition, the student will also be receiving a CA Caregiving certificate.

Completing the HHA program will also give CNAs - 26 CEU credit hours for CNA license renewal.


CNAs are required to have a total of 48 credit hours of Continuing Education Units (CEU) or In-Service training to renew their CNA license. Ideally CNAs should have 24 CEU credits per year, but a minimum of 12 CEU credit hours (out of the 48) should at least be completed within the 1st year of the license. Then the remaining CEUs are to be completed within the 2nd year (or last year) before the CNA license expiration date.

The CDPH Approved CEU Provider will then issue a CEU Certificate for the CEU credit hours gained, towards the CNA license renewal.


The RNP course is an expanded training for CNAs in Restorative Care - where Theory and Practical application of Restorative techniques in Therapeutic Rehabilitation will be taught in the RNP class. This will provide CNAs the knowledge and skills to advance their career in long term care, and work as Restorative Nursing Assistants.


Upon completing the RNP course, the QCHF (a Certification Registry) will provide a RNP Certificate that will allow the individual CNAs to move to new assignments in Rehabilitation and Restorative Care.

Approvals and Accreditations

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