Certified Nurses Aid (CNA) Training Program

Certified Nurses Aid (CNA) Training Program

CNA’s are in demand - if you have a passion for people and a desire to help them, then this may be the opportunity you have been looking for. The Certified Nurse Assistant Training Program is a state mandated curriculum that requires 30 classroom hours and 75 hours of clinical instruction in a long-term care facility. Successful completion allows the student to take the state certification exam which leads to the CNA certificate.  Students also gain knowledge in anatomy and physiology, medical terminology, and human behavior, as well as direct patient care skills. Class size is small to provide quality instruction and individual attention. 100% attendance is required.

Program Information

The program is in two parts:

Up to 40 hours of classroom instruction at Parkview Education Center, followed by 75 hours of clinical instruction at a long-term care facility. The certification test will be scheduled within one month of completion of clinical training. 100% attendance is required. Please contact our office for additional information at 260-467-1075.

You must meet the minimal requirements set forth in the ISDH Administrative Standards. You must be able to: add and subtract simple equations; must be able to read and write, speak and understand English. You will need to pass with at least 80% correct on competency evaluation test that is given at the Neighborhood Connection office prior to qualifying for registration. Neighborhood Connection does not provide transportation; therefore you must have reliable transportation to and from classes and/or the Nursing Facility.  Students attending a Continuing Education program may be able to attend tuition free.

Students enrolled in an FWCS Continuing Education program may be eligible to attend the CNA program at no cost to them.  Please call 260-467-1060 or 467-1072 to enroll in a Continuing Education program class.

Getting Started:

Call to schedule an appointment at 467-1072 or visit us at 1200 S.Barr Street to sign up to take the competency evaluation test.  Upon passing the competency evaluation test, you will be able to register for the program. 


Registration in person required.