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A certified nursing assistant (CNA) helps patients or clients with healthcare needs under the supervision of a Registered Nurse (RN) or a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN).

Take the Nurse Aide I course to achieve a basic level of knowledge and to demonstrate the skills needed to provide safe, effective resident/client care. Learn more about the Nurse Aide I course and how to register.

Competency exams and refresher courses are listed below.

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This course will help facilitate your re-entry into the long-term care workforce. This is not the complete Nurse Aide course. You will review content and skills to prepare you for the state competency test.  

Start date: 10/07/16

End date: 10/07/16

Tuition:$129.00



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To fulfill the training requirements of OBRA for nurse aides working in nursing facilities and skilled nursing facilities, completion of a minimum 75-hour course and a written and skills competency examination is required. The written exam is a computerized test unless arrangements are made at least two weeks prior to testing. Bring Social Security card and a picture ID to testing. Refunds only with two business days notice.

Start date: 08/10/16

End date: 08/10/16

Tuition:$85.00



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To fulfill the training requirements of OBRA for nurse aides working in nursing facilities and skilled nursing facilities, completion of a minimum 75-hour course and a written and skills competency examination is required. The written exam is a computerized test unless arrangements are made at least two weeks prior to testing. Bring Social Security card and a picture ID to testing. Refunds only with two business days notice.

Start date: 08/11/16

End date: 08/11/16

Tuition:$85.00



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To fulfill the training requirements of OBRA for nurse aides working in nursing facilities and skilled nursing facilities, completion of a minimum 75 hour course and a written and skills competency examination is required. You MUST bring ORIGINAL Social Security card and a photo ID to testing or otherwise you will not be allowed to test.  If you forgot the required information to test once you enter the testing site, you are not allowed to leave to retrieve the missing documentation such as the photo ID or Social Security Card, and you will not be allowed to test and no refund will be issued. If you show up late to your testing session, you will not be allowed to test. You will not receive a refund if you are dismissed from your testing session for any reason. Refunds only with two business days' notice. Registration deadline is the Friday before the scheduled testing session. You must register on or before 4 PM to be allowed to test the following week. You will want to register for the written and skills exams for the same time and date.

Start date: 08/17/16

End date: 08/17/16

Tuition:$85.00



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To fulfill the training requirements of OBRA for nurse aides working in nursing facilities and skilled nursing facilities, completion of a minimum 75 hour course and a written and skills competency examination is required. You MUST bring ORIGINAL Social Security card and a photo ID to testing or otherwise you will not be allowed to test.  If you forgot the required information to test once you enter the testing site, you are not allowed to leave to retrieve the missing documentation such as the photo ID or Social Security Card, and you will not be allowed to test and no refund will be issued. If you show up late to your testing session, you will not be allowed to test. You will not receive a refund if you are dismissed from your testing session for any reason. Refunds only with two business days' notice. Registration deadline is the Friday before the scheduled testing session. You must register on or before 4 PM to be allowed to test the following week. You will want to register for the written and skills exams for the same time and date.

Start date: 08/18/16

End date: 08/18/16

Tuition:$85.00



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To fulfill the training requirements of OBRA for nurse aides working in nursing facilities and skilled nursing facilities, completion of a minimum 75-hour course and a written and skills competency examination is required. The written exam is a computerized test unless arrangements are made at least two weeks prior to testing. Bring Social Security card and a picture ID to testing. Refunds only with two business days notice.

Start date: 09/07/16

End date: 09/07/16

Tuition:$85.00



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To fulfill the training requirements of OBRA for nurse aides working in nursing facilities and skilled nursing facilities, completion of a minimum 75-hour course and a written and skills competency examination is required. The written exam is a computerized test unless arrangements are made at least two weeks prior to testing. Bring Social Security card and a picture ID to testing. Refunds only with two business days notice.

Start date: 09/08/16

End date: 09/08/16

Tuition:$85.00



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To fulfill the training requirements of OBRA for nurse aides working in nursing facilities and skilled nursing facilities, completion of a minimum 75-hour course and a written and skills competency examination is required. The written exam is a computerized test unless arrangements are made at least two weeks prior to testing. Bring Social Security card and a picture ID to testing. Refunds only with two business days notice.

Start date: 09/21/16

End date: 09/21/16

Tuition:$85.00



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To fulfill the training requirements of OBRA for nurse aides working in nursing facilities and skilled nursing facilities, completion of a minimum 75-hour course and a written and skills competency examination is required. The written exam is a computerized test unless arrangements are made at least two weeks prior to testing. Bring Social Security card and a picture ID to testing. Refunds only with two business days notice.

Start date: 09/22/16

End date: 09/22/16

Tuition:$85.00



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To fulfill the training requirements of OBRA for nurse aides working in nursing facilities and skilled nursing facilities, completion of a minimum 75-hour course and a written and skills competency examination is required. The written exam is a computerized test unless arrangements are made at least two weeks prior to testing. Bring Social Security card and a picture ID to testing. Refunds only with two business days notice.

Start date: 10/05/16

End date: 10/05/16

Tuition:$85.00



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To fulfill the training requirements of OBRA for nurse aides working in nursing facilities and skilled nursing facilities, completion of a minimum 75-hour course and a written and skills competency examination is required. The written exam is a computerized test unless arrangements are made at least two weeks prior to testing. Bring Social Security card and a picture ID to testing. Refunds only with two business days notice.

Start date: 10/06/16

End date: 10/06/16

Tuition:$85.00



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To fulfill the training requirements of OBRA for nurse aides working in nursing facilities and skilled nursing facilities, completion of a minimum 75-hour course and a written and skills competency examination is required. The written exam is a computerized test unless arrangements are made at least two weeks prior to testing. Bring Social Security card and a picture ID to testing. Refunds only with two business days notice.

Start date: 10/19/16

End date: 10/19/16

Tuition:$85.00



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