Nurse Aide

The Nurse Aide Program prepares the student for employment as a nurse aide in hospitals, skilled care facilities, home health care, and hospice facilities. Basic nursing and personal care skills, legal and ethical issues for nurse aides, restorative services and recognition of the emotional, social, cultural, and individual rights of patients are all competencies covered in the coursework. Students practice these skills in the college lab and in an assigned clinical setting.

Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Examine the professional certified nursing assistant’s potential strength in various roles within the health care delivery system (Specialized Knowledge)   
  2. Demonstrate skills outlined by the State board of Nursing for nursing assistants in regards to the five terminal competencies (Applied Learning)   
  3. Discuss the characteristics that health care workers demonstrate that promote professionalism and explain the importance of each characteristic (Specialized Knowledge)
  4. Describe the ethical standards that govern the nursing profession in particular and the health care profession in general.   (Specialized Knowledge)

Program Strengths

  • Condensed format allows students to complete certificate in less than one semester

  • Clinical work experience

  • Courses fulfill the educational requirements needed to take the Certified Nurse Assistant's (CNA) Exam

Students must be 16 years old the day class begins in order to be registered. We reserve the right to cancel any class due to insufficient enrollment.

Learn more in our Information & Application Packet

2017-2018 Nurse Aide Application

Upcoming Nurse Aide sessions:

October 15, 2018 - November 16, 2018  (5 Weeks)

4 Weeks Evening Classes 10/15-11/8:  5:00-9:00PM Mon–Thurs (Fridays off)

Final Week Practical Labs 11/12 & 11/16:  4:30-9:00PM Mon & Fri;

Clinical:  11/13-11/15 7:00AM-2:00PM Tues, Wed, Thurs

January 21, 2019 – February 22, 2019  (5 Weeks)

4 Weeks Evening Classes 1/21-2/14:  5:00-9:00PM Mon-Thurs (Fridays off)

Final Week Practical Labs 2/18 & 2/22:  4:30-9:00PM Mon & Fri;

Clinical:  2/19-2/21 7:00AM-2:00PM Tues, Wed, Thurs

February 25, 2019 – April 5, 2019 (5 Weeks)

4 Weeks Evening Classes 2/25-3/28 (3/18-3/22 No School - Spring Break)

Final Week Practical Labs 4/1 & 4/5:  4:30-9:00PM Mon & Fri;

Clinical:  4/2-4/4 7:00AM-2:00PM Tues, Wed, Thurs

Emphasis/Degree Options


Nurse Aide courses fulfill the educational requirements needed to take the Certified Nurse Assistant's (CNA) Exam
Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) Program Sheet

Career Options

Doctor's offices
Nursing homes
Assisted living
Home health care

Career Pathways

Career pathway programs prepare students for employment in industries while also providing a stepping stone to an associate degree, bachelor’s degree and beyond. Learn more about career pathways.

Career Pathways Certificate Length of Program
Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) 6 weeks (5 credits)