Certified Nursing Assistant Training (CNA)

The CNA program prepares students to work as Certified Nursing Assistants and to pass the Nurse Aide Training (NAT) State Certification Exam.

This program is offered in Knoxville and Morristown. Both programs are taught by a Registered Nurse (RN), and includes up to 164 hours of classroom and clinical instruction on the proper physical and psychological care for patients. This course is designed to prepare students to take the Tennessee State Nurse Aide Training (NAT) exam and become State-Certified Nursing Assistants.

2015 Class Schedule

  • January 5 - February 18
  • February 23 - April 8
  • April 13 - May 27
  • June 1 - July 15
  • July 20 - September 2
  • September 7 - October 21
  • October 26 - December 11

Clinical Experience: During the final phase of the program, participants receive approximately two weeks of on-site, performance-based clinical experience at a local long-term healthcare facility. Training is supervised by the RN instructor. This clinical, "hands-on" experience provides the participants with an opportunity to utilize their newly learned skills and to build the self-confidence necessary to successfully pass the state's NAT exam and obtain employment as a CNA.

  • 2 locations: 5307 Kingston Pike in Knoxville and 2812 W. Andrew Johnson Hwy in Morristown

  • Call 865-588-8567 for Knoxville classes and 423-587-9075 for Morristown.

  • Limited scholarship funding available!!

Fees vary for this program and scholarships may be available, however the base cost is $600, plus $90 for the NAT exam fee.

Goodwill Industries-Knoxville, Inc. is authorized for operation as a postsecondary educational institution by the Tennessee High Education Commission. In order to view detailed job placement and graduation information on the programs offered by Goodwill Industries-Knoxville, Inc. please visit www.state.tn.us/thec and click on the Authorized Institutions Data button.

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