Nurse Aide Certification (CNA)

Build a career in healthcare while earning college credits! In 2014 our CNA course was evaluated for credit-worthiness, and was the first CNA 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 Community College 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.

This certificate program has been enhanced to provide you with better preparation for the world of work and to make a successful transition from training to career. As part of your certificate, you will learn workplace and career planning skills. Topics include: Problem solving, decision making, time management, professional behavior in the workplace, job search strategies, interviewing skills, and financial literacy. Students will also learn cover letter and resume writing tips.

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

FORMATS

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

OTHER INFORMATION

  • 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

TRANSITIONING FROM TRAINING TO CAREER COURSE

Our certificate programs have been enhanced to provide you with the skills necessary to start your new career and how to make a successful transition from training to career. Topics covered are: Classroom Success, Navigating the Workplace, Soft Skills, Resume/Cover Letter Prep, Interview/Job Search Techniques. Students must complete this additional 12hr course in order to receive their certificate. This course is included in the cost of the certificate.

PREREQUISITES

  • 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)

COURSES

Course Code: HMED G5023
5/8/18-7/3/18
Day/Time: Monday–Friday, 9:30am to 12:30pm (Lecture) 8:30am to 2:30pm (Skills Lab), 8am to 2pm (Clinical)
Room: 317 (Lecture), 820 (Lab) and local skilled nursing facilities (Clinical)
Instructor: Marvia McDonald-Dias, BSN, RN
Cost: $1,269

Course Code: HMED G5023
Summer 2018
Day/Time: Monday–Friday, 9:30am to 12:30pm (Lecture) 8:30am to 2:30pm (Skills Lab), 8am to 2pm (Clinical)
Room: 317 (Lecture), 820 (Lab) and local skilled nursing facilities (Clinical)
Instructor: Kareen Ambroise, RN
Cost: $1,269

Course Code: HMED G5023
Summer 2018
Day/Time: Tue/Wed/Thu/Fri, 6pm to 9pm, Sat 9:30 to 12:30pm
Room: 317 (Lecture), 820 (Lab) and local skilled nursing facility (Clinical)
Instructor: Gina Bailey, J.D., RN
Cost: $1,269