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Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)

OverviewThis class provides the training and clinical experience necessary for persons seeking jobs as nursing assistants. The course includes classroom hours and clinical hours. Criminal history checks are also processed prior to the start of the course. Perfect Attendance is required. This course meets state requirements for registry with the Indiana State Department of Health. A high school diploma, GED, or HSE is encouraged. Students failing the final written and/or skills test may retest up to two times before the entire course must be repeated. *CPR certification is included. 

Program Description: Under the supervision of a registered nurse or licensed practical nurse, this program will prepare CNA students for the state certification exam. A student will be required to successfully complete a combination of classroom hours and clinical hours (at a nursing home, TBD) for a total of 108 hours to take the state certification exam.

Requirements: The student will be required to provide the following prior to clincals start date, a recent negative TB test, a recent physical exam, and proof of full covid vaccination,  

Other requirements: State-issued ID and SS card or work permit. 


Classification of Instructional ProgramsNursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant/Aide A program that prepares individuals to perform routine nursing-related services to patients in hospitals or long-term care facilities, under the training and supervision of a registered nurse or licensed practical nurse.

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