About us

June 2019 CNA class

Founded in memory of the famed nurse and early patient’s rights advocate, the Mary Seacole Nursing Care Training Academy prepares the next generation of CNAs to treat patients with compassion, courtesy, and confidence.

We are a State-approved provider, licensed by the California Department of Public Health offering CNA and HHA training for State certification since October 2011. Mary Seacole Nursing is a privately held business licensed to operate in Sacramento County. We offer hands-on interactive live instruction by experienced, licensed nurses. Our programs are for aspiring students to become certified nursing assistants and Home Health Aides with passing the State NATP Competency Evaluation.

Our Mission


Prepare California's next generation of Nurse Assistants and Home Health Aides to train as healthcare professionals, pass the Competency tests and be certified by the CDPH to work as CNA's and HHA's who are:


  • Caring

  • Compassionate

  • Competent

  • Confident

There is extreme demand in our generation where every day more than 10,000 individuals turn 60. Some of them enter a stage of life with illness, deteriorating health or incapacities. For the remainder of their life, they may need to be committed into nursing care provided by healthcare professionals in:

  • Long-term care community living facilities

  • Nursing homes, registries or agencies

  • Skilled nursing facilities

  • Home care or hospice comfort care

We dedicate our CNA and HHA training programs to honor Mary Jane Grant-Seacole, the 19th century black Briton Jamaican healer, for her advocacy in training volunteers to care for the wounded with skillful and compassionate care during the Crimean War. Like her, we are set out in the California State Capital to train the healthy to care for those who are no longer healthy. The month of May is dedicated as Mary Seacole Month, and the 2nd week of May is dedicated as Nurses Week. In London, Mary Seacole is honored with Florence Nightingale. As recent as February 8, 2013, 35,000 Britons petitioned to and won to keep her biography as part of the National Curriculum of the United Kingdom.

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Meet Our Team

Tito Gallaro
Tito Gallardo

School Administrator

Tito is the Administrator of Mary Seacole Nursing. He has a Science degree from Xavier U, and Master in Business training in Enterprise and Operations Management.

Laarni Gallardo
Laarni Gallardo

Program Director

Laarni is the Program Director of Mary Seacole CNA Training Program and Home Health Aide Certification. She is a CA Registered Nurse with a BSN from Brokenshire U + Business Degree and Masters units from Ateneo Graduate School. She has several years of experience as Director of Nursing at various Skilled Nursing Facilities where she was lauded for her walking rounds policy to update the patient-care status on a daily basis.