Certified Nurse Aide

Do you want to gain valuable exposure to the nursing field on the job? The Certified Nurse Aide Certificate offers you training in patient care procedures and protocols and preparation for Connecticut’s CNA license exam to qualify you for entry-level employment as an assistant to a healthcare team.

Earning this certificate also makes you eligible to further your skills in acute/hospital patient care, data processing, basic phlebotomy and electrocardiograms with the Patient Care Technician certificate.

Coursework includes: Basic nursing skills and CPR certification. Practical application of these skills is attained through clinical placement at extended care facilities.

Employment Opportunities: CNAs provide patient care and support medical staff in long-term care facilities and hospitals.


60 hours of theory; 60 clinical hours
Start dates in Fall & Spring
Cost: $1500

Admission Requirements

  • Online application
  • $25 application fee
  • Official high school transcript or GED
  • Official college transcript (if applicable)