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Certified Nursing Assistant/Geriatric Assistant

Certified Nursing Assistant/Geriatric Assistant

Certified Nursing Assistant/Geriatric Assistant

The Certified Nursing Assistant/Geriatric Nursing Assistant (CNA/GNA) Program has been discontinued effective July 2020. New students will not be accepted. Courses will be available through the Workforce Development and Continuing Education Division starting January 2021. 

The Certified Nursing Assistant/Geriatric Nursing Assistant (CNA/GNA) Program is ideal for the person who thinks he or she might want to enter a career in the healthcare field. This program can also be the first step on the career ladder leading to higher levels of nursing care and is perfect for the student who plans to complete the LPN or RN program, but desires to enter the workforce prior to doing so. By completing their CNA/GNA certification prior to attaining their RN or LPN degrees, students can gain health care experiences while still attending school.Students who successfully complete the program are eligible to take the National Nurse Aide Assessment Program Exam, commonly referred to as the GNA test.

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Program Admissions

Anyone interested in registering for the CNA/GNA Program should visit the Admissions Process page to learn more about program requirements and required documentation and to download the CNA/GNA Admission Packet.




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