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.
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.
Each college program has its own admissions process, timeline and requirements; please check with a program coordinator at the college of your choice to find the right fit for you:
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Looking for info about nursing careers? As an additional resource, the Dallas County Community College District offers general career and pathways overview for nursing.