Nurse Aide Certification (CNA)

Build a career in healthcare while earning college credits! Capital Community College’s CNA program is the first program in CT to be awarded college credits! Upon successful completion of our Nurse Aide Certification (CNA) course you will be eligible for 3 college credits from Capital or 4 college credits from Charter Oak State College!

Certified nurse aides (CNAs) are valuable members of the healthcare team who provide basic nursing care in a variety of settings. Capital Community College is licensed by the CT Department of Public Health. Classroom and skills laboratory instruction are held at the College. Clinical experience is held at area skilled nursing facilities.

NOTE: Background checks are required for most allied health positions. Students with felony convictions may have difficulty obtaining employment in these fields. 


  • 8-week weekday course
  • 11-week evening course


  • State competency testing is included at the end of the course
  • Textbook and workbook are included in the course cost
  • The following required items are not included in tuition: uniform, travel expense to clinical site, physical exam, and CT Nurse Registry application fee
  • A class calendar outlining the days and times for the lectures, labs and clinical will be provided


  • Participants must be 17 years of age or older
  • Pass assessment tests for reading and math. Call our information center at (860) 906-5130 to schedule testing. Individuals with college experience may request the assessment tests be waived
  • Provide a physical exam including TB screening, immunization record and flu vaccine documentation (during flu season)


Course Code: HMED G5023
Date: 1/9/19 to 3/8/19
Day/Time: Monday–Friday, 9:30am to 12:30pm (Lecture) 8:30am to 2:30pm (Skills Lab), 8:30am to 2:30pm (Clinical)
Room: 317 (Lecture), 820 (Lab) and local skilled nursing facilities (Clinical)
Instructor: Marvia McDonald-Dias, BSN, RN
Cost: $1,399.00

Course Code: HMED G5023
Date: 1/15/19 to 4/19/19
Day/Time: Tue/Wed/Thu/Fri or Sat, 6pm to 9pm (Lecture); Lab: 6pm to 9 pm weekdays or Sat  8:30 to 4:30pm; (Clinical) 5pm to 9:pm weekdays or 8am to 1pm Saturdays.
Room: 317 (Lecture), 820 (Lab) and local skilled nursing facility (Clinical)
Instructor: Gina Bailey, J.D., RN
Cost: $1,399.00

Course Code: HMED G5023
Dates: 3/28/19 to 5/24/19
Day/Time: Monday/Tues/Wed/Thurs/Fri 9:30am to 12:30pm (Lecture) 8:30am to 2:30pm; (Skills Lab), 8:30am to 2:30pm; (Clinical) 8:00am to 2:00pm
Room: 317 (Lecture), 820 (Lab) and local skilled nursing facilities (Clinical)
Instructor: Kareen Ambroise, RN
Cost: $1,399.00