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Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)

Workforce Certificate

Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) is a full-time program that includes lecture, skills lab and clinical experience, with rotations involving both day and evening hours.


$9/hr
entry wage for registered nurses
+28%
Projected job growth through 2026
3
months to earn this certificate (minimum)
#1
on America Career Infonet's list of top 36 careers

Career Information

This certificate prepares you for a job as a Certified Nursing Assistant. CNAs provide basic patient care and generally receive training on the job. Nursing assistants typically work in clinics, hospitals, nursing homes, or long-term care facilities under the supervision of a registered nurse.

Not sure about the difference between registered nurses (RNs), vocational nurses (LVNs) and nursing assistants (CNAs)? Read more about careers in nursing.


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