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Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)

The course will be a hybrid of online virtual classes with in-person skills and clinical training. Students will need a computer and secure internet connection as Zoom will be used for the online lecture.

The Community College of Rhode Island, Division of Workforce Partnerships Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) course is 13.5 weeks.  The course is comprised of a lecture, skill labs, and clinical.  The lecture and skill labs are intertwined through the first 12 weeks of the course.  The final 1.5 weeks are clinical. 

This Rhode Island Department of Health-approved course trains students to be a licensed nursing assistant.

Must have a GED or high school diploma to register for the course. If you are 16 years or older and a current high school student, please contact [email protected] to express interest in the course.

August 2021 CNA Course Schedule

Cohort 1 –      Start Date: August 3, 2021        End Date: October 29, 2021
CLASS LECTURE
Online

SKILL LAB
In-Person
Alternate Liston and
  Flanagan Campuses

CLINICAL
Nursing Home
 DAY Wednesday, Thursday
9:00 am –12:00 pm
Tuesdays
8:00 am – 12:30 pm
October 20 – 28
8:00 am – 2:00 pm 
 EVENING Wednesday, Thursday
6:00 – 9:00 pm
Tuesdays
5:00 – 9:30 pm
October 20 – 28
5:00 – 9:00 pm
Cohort 2 –      Start Date: August 17, 2021        End Date: November 13, 2021
CLASS LECTURE
Online

SKILL LAB
In-Person
Alternate Liston and
  Flanagan Campuses

CLINICAL
Nursing Home
 DAY Tuesday, Thursday
9:00 am –12:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am – 12:30 pm
November 3 – 11
8:00 am – 2:00 pm 
 EVENING Tuesday, Thursday
6:00 – 9:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 – 9:30 pm
November 3 – 11
5:00 – 9:00 pm
Cohort 3 –      Start Date: August 31, 2021        End Date: November 30, 2021
CLASS LECTURE
Online

SKILL LAB
In-Person
Alternate Liston and
  Flanagan Campuses

CLINICAL
Nursing Home
 DAY Tuesdays, Wednesday
9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am – 12:30 pm
November 17 – 29
8:00 am – 2:00 pm 
 EVENING Tuesdays, Wednesday
6:00 – 9:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 – 9:30 pm
November 17 - 29
5:00 – 9:00 pm

Note: Course dates & hours are subject to change.

Course Description

Lecture:  This component of the course helps develop the technical skills, compassion, communication, and critical thinking skills necessary to function effectively in a health care setting.  A humanistic approach to caregiving is a theme during lecture to ensure students practice this approach throughout their career.

Skill Lab:  This component of the course helps develop the 23 skills necessary to take the National Nursing Assistant Assessment Program (NNAAP) Examination.  Students will receive in-person instruction in a nursing lab to prepare for the skills evaluation portion of the NNAAP examination.

Clinical:  This component of the course occurs in a Nursing Home over five to seven consecutive business days.  Students will be supervised by a Registered Nurse in a real health care setting and apply the knowledge gained through lecture and skill lab acting as a Nursing Assistant.

Successful completion of each component of the CNA training program positions the student to receive a 120 temporary CNA license through Rhode Island Department of Health and the opportunity to sit for the NNAAP Examination within those 120 days.

 

Registration Information

  1. Registration for course beginning in August will be available Monday, April 12.
  2. Registration must be completed online and submitted with credit card payment in full. Students must create a new account in the system to register. Registration is by credit card ONLY.
  3. There is no financial aid, grants, or payment plans.  Course fee is a student out-of-pocket cost.
  4. Program Cost: $1035, includes $10 non-refundable registration fee, textbook, workbook, blood pressure cuff, and stethoscope.
  5. Student must provide safety goggles and 2-ply or 3-ply facemask during skill labs and clinicals.

Immunizations, BCI, and CPR Certification

  • The CCRI CNA Immunization Form must be completed prior to course start date.  The titer must be within three years if your immunization shots were received 10 years ago or longer. 
  • A Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI) must be completed within 3 months of the CNA start date course.  The BCI must be original with raised seal from the RI Attorney General’s Office.   

  • Each student must be CPR Health Care Provider level certified by the American Heart Association before program week 8. CCRI has a CPR program.  


Refund Policy

  • Student will receive a full refund minus the registration fee if requested one week prior to the start date of the enrolled class.
  • No refund will be granted if requested on or after the start date of the enrolled class.

COVID-19
The Community College of Rhode Island, Division of Workforce Partnerships Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) course is subject to changes in order to meet Rhode Island Department of Health COVID-19 regulations. 


Registration for course beginning in August will be available Monday, April 12.

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Cost

 

$1035 Includes $10 non-refundable registration fee textbook, workbook, blood pressure cuff, stethoscope

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Time Commitment

 

145 hours

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