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Certified Nurse Aide

CNACertified Nurse Aide

CNAs, also known as nurses aides, work under the supervision of a nurse to provide assistance to patients with daily living tasks in a long-term care facility. Working closely with patients, CNAs are responsible for basic care services such as bathing, grooming and feeding patients, assisting nurses with medical equipment, and checking patient vital signs. CNAs give patients important social and emotional support and also provide vital information on patient conditions to nurses.

Program Description

This course will provide students with the required training to obtain Nurse Aide certification in the state of Connecticut. Classroom lectures will cover all aspects of patient/resident/home care, including support for all activities of daily living, cultural diversity, death and dying, as well as managing a client with Alzheimer’s or dementia.

In order to successfully complete this course, students will be required to:

  • Achieve a 70 average on all quizzes, a 70 or better on the written final, and pass the five primary clinical skills in order to receive certification and placement on the Connecticut CNA registry.
  • Successfully complete clinical training.

Time Commitment

  • Attendance is required for all lecture-lab and clinical sessions.

Program Requirements

  • Students must have reliable transportation to class and clinical sites.
  • Provide health certification, TB Testing, and vaccination forms prior to the start of clinical training.
  • COVID Vaccination and boosters, if eligible, will be required to attend clinical.
  • Background check will be performed prior to attending clinical.
  • Students should be able to lift at least 50 lbs. in order to take part in clinical exercises.
  • English reading and writing proficiency.
  • English Language Learners (non-native English speakers), please contact Maria Garcia-Alvarez for assessment prior to registering for the course.

Spring 2023 Schedule Information – CRN # 1605

Note: Clinical will be conducted at Pierce Memorial Baptist Nursing & Rehabilitation Center located in Brooklyn, CT.

Instructor:  TBD
Instructional Method: TRAD
Course Dates: 4/27/2023 – 7/13/2023

  • Orientation: 4/27/2023
    • Meeting Day: Thursday
    • Meeting Times: 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
  • Lecture/ Lab: 5/1/23 – 6/15/23 (skip 5/25, 5/29)
    • Meeting Days: Monday/Tuesday/Thursday
    • Meeting Times: 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
  • Clinical Dates: 6/19/23 -7/11/23 (skip 7/4)
    • Meeting Days: Monday/Tuesday/Thursday
    • Meeting Times 4:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.
  • Testing Date: July 13, 2023

Cost: $1,499
Registration deadline: 1/12/2023

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CNA - Spring 2023

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Workforce Development and Continuing Education Registration Form

For information about how to register online, click here.

In Person
Monday – Friday, 8:30 am to 4:00 pm
Danielson Campus, Student Affairs Suite, Room C151
742 Upper Maple Street, Danielson, CT 06239

By Phone
(860) 932-4005
Use your Visa, MasterCard, American Express, or Discover to register.

Refund Policy
A 100% refund will be granted up until five (5) business days before the start of your class as long as the request is made during normal business hours.

Employment Outlook

Employment of Certified Nurse Aides is projected to grow 8% from 2020-2030 about as fast as the average for all occupation. In CT, the average salary for Certified Nursing Assistants is $36,248-$40,000 yearly. About 192,800 openings for nursing assistants are projected each year, on average, over the decade. Many of those openings are expected to result from the need to replace workers who transfer to different occupations or exit the labor force, such as to retire.

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Nursing Assistants and Orderlies,at https://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/nursing-assistants.htm (visited January 09, 2022).