​Certified Nursing Assistant Program

Program Description

This course will provide 90 hours of training required by the State of Arkansas for state Certification of Nursing Assistants and an additional 46 hours of training to meet the needs of the community. Students will be prepared to work in long-term care, as well as acute care. They are trained in basic nursing assistant procedures including infection prevention and control, resident/patient rights, transferring and positioning techniques and ADL’s. The training has been approved by the Arkansas Department of Human Services Offices of Long-Term Care Facility Nursing Assistant program.


The Allied Health Program of Northwest Technical Institute, in partnership with the NWA community, is committed to providing education to serve the needs of students wishing to enter a recognized health care profession and to provide quality health care for the community.

Application Procedure

  • CNA Application ($10.00 application fee)
  • Applicant must be at least 17 years of age
  • Provide Next Generation Accuplacer Reading test score
  • Immunization records (2 MMR vaccines)
  • TB Skin test
  • Influenza Vaccine
  • 1 Reference (personal or work reference)

CNA Class
Starts January 13, 2020
Ends March 2, 2020
Monday & Thursday ONLY
8:00am - 4:30pm
Deadline to register is 
January 30, 2020 or until filled

CNA Class
Starts March 30, 2020
Ends May 18, 2020
Monday & Thursday ONLY
8:00am - 4:30pm
Deadline to register is 
March 16, 2020 or until filled