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Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)

The course will be a hybrid of online virtual classes with in-person skills and clinical training. Students will need a computer and secure internet connection as Zoom will be used for the online lecture. 

The CNA course is for people who want to be employed as a licensed nursing assistant in Rhode Island. This Rhode Island Department of Health-approved course trains students to provide personal healthcare assistance in home or healthcare settings.  

To enroll please complete the registration steps below.  

Upcoming CNA Courses  

CNA Courses:
Course Date/s Location

CNA Day Class

9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday

September 21, 2020 - December 11, 2020

Hybrid:  

  • Online Lecture
  • Skill Labs Flanagan Campus
  • Clinicals On-site Nursing Home 

CNA Evening Class

5:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday

September 21, 2020 - December 11, 2020

Hybrid:  

  • Online Lecture 
  • Skill Labs Flanagan Campus
  • Clinicals On-site Nursing Home 

Path to become a certified CNA

  1. Apply for CNA program by registering for the CNA Pretest online by Thursday, September 3, 2020. There is a $25 fee to register paid with a credit card. 
  2. Link to online pretest will be sent to your email on Friday, September 4, 2020
  3. Deadline to complete online pretest: Monday, Sept 7 at Noon.
  4. Applicants will be contacted within 48 hours with instructions.
  5. Select students will be accepted into the September 21, 2020 course and given: 
    1. Instructions to register for the CNA course online.
    2. Instructions to access CastleBranch our online provider for Immunization form AND Bureau of Criminal Identification (BCI) form
  6. Other students who qualify for acceptance will be waitlisted and all students will be contacted with next steps. 
  7. Upon successful completion of the CNA course, you will take the National Nurse Aide Assessment Program (NNAAP®) test. 
  8. Successful completion of the CCRI CNA training program entitles you to 12 points towards the Practical Nursing Program

Pretest application deadline has passes. Please check back soon for the next pre-test dates.

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Cost

 

$860 Includes $10 non-refundable registration fee Textbook, workbook, blood pressure cuff and stethoscope included.

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Time Commitment

 

143 hours Includes 75 classroom hours, 24 hours of skill instruction, 40 hours of clinical training in a nursing facility, final 4 hour skills lab.

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