Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs) are critical to the care and service delivery – assisting both patients and nurses. To become certified, you will complete a 75-hour training program and take a state exam. The training will be conducted in a blended learning environment with both online and onsite components. The onsite, clinical training will take place in a location of your choosing – more details about approved training and testing sites can be found here. Students will be required to choose a training location as part of your application.
Taught by credentialed nurse instructors with professional experience, the Nurse Assistant Training program delivers an engaging curriculum that meets state and federal education regulations. Theory and skills practice, including a clinical experience at a skilled nursing facility, is conducted under nursing supervision. The course content focuses on critical thinking, decision-making and team concepts while incorporating elements of care and communication/interpersonal skills.
CNAs provide assistance with day-to-day activities, including:
Bathing, dressing and personal hygiene
Assisting with eating
Assisting in ambulation and mobility
Helping nurses with other duties