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Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)

The CNA program is tentatively scheduled to resume Fall 2020.  The course will be a hybrid of online virtual classes with in-person skills and clinical training.  Please periodically check the website for information updates.

The CNA course is for people who want to be employed as a licensed nursing assistant in Rhode Island. This Rhode Island Department of Health-approved course trains students to provide personal healthcare assistance in home or healthcare settings.

Lifespan FREE Certified Nursing Assistant Program PDF Flyer
Lifespan Workforce S.T.A.T. Program is offering a FREE 8-week C.N.A. course and a 6-week unpaid internship at Rhode Island Hospital, Miriam Hospital or Newport Hospital starting April 20, 2020. For more information please send email to: [email protected]

Other CNA courses run approximately every three months. To enroll please complete the registration steps below.

CNA Pretest Dates:
Course Date/s Location
CNA Pretest Coming Soon TBD
CNA Courses:
Course Date/s Location

CNA Day Class

Coming Soon

Hybrid, Online & In-person

CNA Evening Class

                     Coming Soon

Hybrid, Online & In-person

Path to become a certified CNA

  1. Register for the CNA pretest and bring one form of identification. There is a $25 fee to register for the test.
  2. You can take the pretest twice. If you do not pass the test on the second try.
  3. After passing the CNA pretest you will be given a required CNA course registration material to be completed, including:
    1. A CCRI CNA course application
    2. Immunization form that must be completed by your health care provider
    3. Information on obtaining a Bureau of Criminal Identification (BCI) from the Rhode Island Attorney General's Office
  4. Once all course registration material is received, and you are accepted into the program, you will be contacted to join a class.
  5. CPR certification at the Healthcare Provider Level must be completed before the clinical portion of the program with the American Heart Association.
  6. Upon successful completion of the CNA course, we will schedule you to take the National Nurse Aide Assessment Program (NNAAP®) test.
  7. Successful completion of the CCRI CNA training program entitles you to 12 points towards the Practical Nursing Program
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Cost

 

$860 Includes $10 non-refundable registration fee Textbook, workbook, blood pressure cuff and stethoscope included.

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Time Commitment

 

143 hours Includes 75 classroom hours, 24 hours of skill instruction, 40 hours of clinical training in a nursing facility, final 4 hour skills lab.

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Contact

 
  • Workforce Offices
  • Tel: 401.825.1214

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