The CNA program prepares students to work as Certified Nurse 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 include 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.

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.

Fees vary for this program and scholarships may be available; the base cost is $600, plus $96 for the NAT exam fee.

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2019 Class Schedule

  • January 7 - February 20

  • February 25 - April 10

  • April 15 - May 29

  • June 3 - July 17

  • July 22 - September 4

  • September 9 - October 23

  • October 28 - December 13

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