CNS certified nursing assistant program
What is the Community Nursing Services (CNS) Academy Certified Nursing Assistant Program?
This program helps you prepare to certify as a Nursing Assistant.
What does the program cover?
The curriculum includes:
- Communication and Interpersonal Skills
- Infection Control
- Safety and Emergency Procedures Promoting Resident Independence
- Respecting Resident Rights
- Basic Nursing Skills
What is the cost of your training program?
Tuition is $400 and includes:
- Use of Textbook (with option to purchase)
- Student Workbook
- 76 Hours of Classroom Instruction
- 24 hours of Clinical Instruction
- One Set of Scrubs
Is a deposit required for our course?
Yes; a deposit of $125.00 is required. You have up to three business days to receive a full refund if you have notified CNS you have decided not to attend the training.
Is there tuition assistance available?
Yes! If a student decides to become an associate of CNS or another participating healthcare facility, tuition may be reimbursed.
What are admission requirements?*
- Must be at least 17 years old
- Be proficient in English (written and oral)
- Up-to-date on all immunizations
*Note: Please be prepared to attend all sessions as the Utah Nursing Assistant Registry (UNAR) requires 100% attendance for all 100 hours.
How often do your classes start?
Classes start every six-weeks throughout the year.
What time and days are your classes?
Monday through Friday: 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm for four weeks; Clinical sessions are held: 8:00-4:30 pm on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday of fifth week.
Where are classes held?
Monday, Wednesday & Thursday classes:
Hillside Care Center
1216 East 1300 South
Salt Lake City
Tuesday & Friday classes:
Salt Lake Office of Community Nursing Services
2830 South Redwood Road
West Valley City
What supplies do I need?
- Blood pressure/ stethoscope
- Gait Belt
- Watch with a second hand
Do I need to be CPR certified?
Yes, students need to be CPR certified before attending clinicals. Basic Life Support CPR is provided, $50 fee; CNS has CPR classes available.
What does a student have to do to graduate from the program and take the State exam?
- Complete 76 classroom/didactic skills/lab hours and competencies with a ‘satisfactory’ or 75% or better
- Complete a minimum of 24 hours of supervised practical training in a long-term care facility
- Complete skill curriculum and skill competencies
Where can get more information?
Contact us by phone or email:
Visit The Utah Nursing Assistant Registry for general questions about CNA certification.