Becoming a CNA

A Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) is an in-demand position that can offer job stability and scheduling flexibility for individuals interested in the field of patient care.

A CNA helps patients with daily living activities and other healthcare needs under the direct supervision of a Registered Nurse (RN) or Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN).

Who Should Attend?

If you have been considering the profession of Health Care or have been in a caregiver role and you wish to grow your skills and pay grade, a Certified Nursing Assistant certification is the next step to begin your career path in health care. If you currently hold a position as a caregiver during the day, you can continue to work and go to school by night with this program offering.

Pay Registration Fee
Requirements to Become a CNA
  • Most current transcript (High School or Higher Education)
  • A valid Driver’s License or State ID
  • A copy of your Social Security Card (Shown in person at interview, Do not send card or number via email)
  • Proof of Healthcare Insurance (If none, a release of liability waiver will need to be signed)
  • Sign a Criminal Background Check Agreement (Fingerprinting form)
  • Drug Screen will be administered on-site
  • Complete and sign all Aishling Care Academy agreements and course documents
  • Be at least 16 years of age
  • Be able to read, write and speak English proficiently (8th grade level)
  • Conduct an interview with school personnel
  • Be free of any communicable disease
  • Possess critical thinking abilities and be able to multitask
  • Be able to lift a minimum of 50 pounds

VACCINATION REQUIREMENTS

  • Proof of COVID Immunization (If none, a letter of exemption will be required)
  • A physical exam/fit-to-work from Physician, including TB Test.
  • Evidence of immunity or immunization for the following: Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Rubella, Varicella (Chicken Pox) and Hepatitis B must be provided. Proof of immunity or immunization is evidenced by documented history of vaccination or disease from a physician or healthcare facility, or by titer results based on clinical status. In the absence of proof of immunization for Hepatitis B, student must provide a signed declination or waiver of such immunity.
  • Evidence of influenza vaccination. (October – March)

ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS

  • Applicants must be genuinely compassionate and possess the desire to serve our elderly population
  • Care for patients using the holistic approach
  • Be free of any communicable disease
  • Possess critical thinking abilities and be able to multitask
  • Be able to lift a minimum of 50 pounds

Hybrid

Classes convene every Tuesday-Friday (6:00pm – 10:15pm)

Clinicals are conducted every Saturday (6:30am – 3:00pm) or (2:30pm - 11pm)

*(unless otherwise stated)

In-Person (Traditional Class)

Classes convene every Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday (6:00pm – 10:15pm)

Clinicals are conducted every Saturday (6:30am – 3:00pm) or (2:30pm - 11pm)

*(unless otherwise stated)