Certified Nursing Assistant, CNA Programs

Find a medical career college near you with accredited classroom or online CNA training courses. Most certified nursing assistant programs take as little as 12 weeks to complete with a minimum of 75 hours of instruction but some accelerated courses take as little as 6 weeks to complete. Learn more about CNA career.

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Schools Offering CNA Programs

KTI Nursing & Healthcare Programs

UMA Medical Vocational Programs

Southern Technical College, Florida Medical Programs

ECPI Medical Vocational & Nursing Programs

Fortis Institute Nursing & Medical Programs

Altierus Medical & Nursing Programs

Virginia College Medical Career Programs

Miller Motte Medical Assisting Programs

FCC: Medical Vocational & Nursing Programs

Nursing & Medical Assisting Degree Schools

What a CNA Does

Learn About CNA Education

To begin training as a CNA, you must have either a high school diploma or GED. A career as a nursing assistant is a good choice for those who are considering furthering their opportunities by going into nursing.

Certified Nursing Assistant programs, sometimes called Nursing Aides, are found in community colleges and trade or vocational schools where the student will learn the basics of nursing along with supervised clinical work. You have to be certified to work as a Nursing Assistant and those who hold associate’s or bachelor’s degrees will have a better time finding a job.

CNA Certifications and Licenses

After the education portion of the program is completed, it’s time to get certified by taking a competency exam. There is no prior work expectations put upon Certified Nursing Assistants, they only need to have their clinical experience along with a certification.

Some states will call this position Nursing Aides while others call it Certified Nursing Assistants. Either way, they have the same education and certification requirements. There are also varying requirements, per state. Some may require background checks and continuing education. Some states will allow the Certified Nursing Assistant to earn additional certifications so they can administer medications. This is called a Certified Medication Assistant and is an extension of the Certified Nursing Assistant program.