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RI-BEST programs combine adult education academic support; workforce certification; and college credit courses on degree pathways. Workforce partnerships incorporates adult education as a best practice in multiple program offerings. Current programs include: RI-BEST for Healthcare; Bilingual Early Childhood Education and Fast Track to CNC Manufacturing. 

RI-BEST for Healthcare (CNA to LPN)

Enrolling now for October 2023! Are you currently working as a CNA, but dreaming of becoming a nurse? Would you like to get started towards a Practical Nurse license or a Registered Nurse degree? 

Apply to CCRI’s RI-Best for Healthcare Workforce program. RI-BEST for Healthcare is FREE and will include ENGL 1010 Intro to Composition (required for admission to nursing), and BIOL 1070 Human Anatomy and Physiology foundations. Students will earn 6 credits.

We are enrolling now for ENGL1010 class starting in October 2023! Class runs from October 2 to December 20. Class meets – Monday & Wednesday 4:00 – 5:45 PM on Providence campus. Biology 1070 will be scheduled in spring semester of 2024.

Benefits of the program:

  • Designed for working C.N.A. with M/W afternoon IN PERSON classes that fit between shifts
  • Integrated academic support with option for one-on-one tutoring.
  • Job search support for students looking to return to work.
  • Tutoring and support to study for HESI exam and apply to CCRI Nursing programs: CNA-to-LPN Bridge Option Admission Guidelines Fall – CCRI 

Registration Information:

  • Must be 18 years of age or older
  • Must be actively licensed and working as a C.N.A.
  • Must be employed in healthcare or planning to return to work in healthcare.

For more information, please complete our Program Inquiry Form

RI-BEST for Healthcare Start Dates 2023
Dates Time Campus

Mondays & Wednesdays

4:00 - 5:45 pm

Providence Liston Campus




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