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Dr. Cap H. Frank
Program Director

Susan Forfa
Assistant to the Program Director

PACE Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) Training Program

Attend an orientation for additional information on eligibility. Fridays at 1:30pm, Knight Campus, room 4200.

The PACE (CCRI) Certified Nursing Assistant program consists of 200 hours of training – 88 hours of CNA classroom and laboratory learning as well as 80 hours of preparation for CNA instruction and supplemental topics taught by an adult education instructor and tutor.  Students will spend 32 hours of clinical training in a nursing facility. PACE services will include comprehensive academic advising to help with successful completion of the program and the subsequent job search.  Students will get a review of basic medical math, written communication, and critical reading as well as an introduction to healthcare education.  Students will also be able to obtain a certificate for completing an online Digital Literacy Course.  CNA topics covered include basic nursing skills, resident’s rights, vital signs, social services, basic rehabilitative services, personal care skills, and safety and emergency procedures. 

This training is being offered through CCRI’s Center for Workforce & Community Education and is partially funded by the US Department of Labor.

Download our program flyer.

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Last Updated: 1/27/14