Certified Nurse Assistant

Looking for fast track into a healthcare career? You can move from training to certification to work in about two months by completing our Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) program.

The CNA course – NURS 100 – is generally offered every quarter, including summer.  There are no prerequisites for the course and anyone may register.  

Upcoming sponsored CNA training

Providence Mother Joseph Care Center is a long term care facility that provides quality transitional and long-term skilled nursing care to residents. The next free training through Mother Joseph begins in Sept. 2018.

Roo Lan Health Care Center is a senior care community focused on tending to seniors with high-level needs. They provide short term rehab, long term care, memory care, and hospice care to community members. The next training through Roo Lan is tentatively scheduled for fall 2018. More info at Roo Lan Health Care CNA Accelerator.

Job Duties of a Certified Nurse Assistant

  • Provide basic care for patients in hospitals and long-term care facilities and nursing homes;
  • Help patients stay well-nourished and complete daily activities; and
  • Support patients physically by assisting with feeding, bathing, moving, ambulating, and dressing.
  • Learn more at Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Free training and a job, too! — sponsored CNA courses

In addition to our regular CNA course, we occasionally offer a CNA course in partnership with one of our local workforce partners.

SPSCC works with community sponsors to educate and employ students in small groups of ten. Each spot in the CNA program is valued at over $1,100 in tuition, fees, books, supplies, and certification costs. Here are the steps:

  1. Attend a required Information Session. This is also your first interview for entering the program. Qualified candidates will receive a second interview and ten students per cohort will be selected.
  2. Complete your training at SPSCC. Students must complete the full-time 5-6 week program in the nursing assistant lab.
  3. Graduate and begin your new career. After classes are finished, successful students will be hired! Graduates should take the certification test to become a Nursing Assisting – Certified (NAC).