CNA Program Admissions

Interested in becoming a CNA?

When and where are classes taught?

Certified Nurse Assistant classes are taught each semester with a variety of days and hours to fit most everyone’s schedule. Many classes run the full semester, but some classes are on a 7-week block schedule. Check the current class schedule for information on upcoming classes.

Classes are taught off-campus at the Taylor Health Science Center, Hurricane Education Center, or the Kanab Center. Other classes may be available at different locations depending on the specific semester.

  • Class times listed here as an example. Days/times are subject to change.

How many credits is the course?

The CNA Course is 4.0 credits. To successfully complete the course, each student must complete at least 76 hours of classroom and 24 hours of clinical experience.

Once students successfully complete the 4.0 credit course, they are eligible to take the state exam for certification.

Tuition, Fees and Other Costs
  • The total cost of the CNA Program is $1,275 for resident tuition students
    • The tuition and fees for a 4.0 credit course is listed at
      • Other tuition types (non-resident, good neighbor, etc.) are listed on the catalog page linked above
    • The course fee is $30 (laboratory).
    • Other costs not covered by tuition vary and include drug screen ($30), vaccinations and/or blood work proving immunity ($100-300).
What are the required materials?
  • TEXTBOOK – Carter, P.J. (2020). Lippincott textbook for nursing assistants: A humanistic approach to caregiving (5th ed.). Philadelphia: Wolters Kluwer.
  • WORKBOOK – Carter, P. J. (2020). Lippincott workbook for nursing assistants: A humanistic approach to caregiving (5th ed.). Philadelphia: Wolters Kluwer.
    • Scrubs. One set of scrubs is required to be worn during labs and clinical.
      Top: Steel Gray
      Bottom: Black
    • Shoes. Medical, professional, or athletic footwear required.
      Must be clean, closed toe. No bright colors.
    • Photo Name Badge. Provided by DSU. $10 replacement fee.
    Stethoscope & Blood Pressure Cuff required. Cost is approximately $40 at DSU Campus Store.
How Do I Register for the CNA Class?
  • Using your myDixie account, add NURS 1005 and NURS 1007

Registration Video Tutorial (4 minutes)

What are the health requirements?

The following requirements are MANDATORY and are generally due around midterm:

  • Vaccinations
    • Hepatitis B (2 required; completed series required for nursing program)
    • Tuberculosis (two separate TST/PPD)
    • Annual Flu Vaccination (August through May; Summer Semester exempt)
  • Drug Screen & Background Check completed after start of semester
What do I need before I start the course?

You are NOT required to complete any steps prior to starting the course beyond registration and tuition payment.


Carole Pyper

Admissions Specialist, Nursing Department


Phone: 435-879-4801

Fax: 435-879-4829

Office: Taylor 367

Amber Denning

Advisor: Freshman & Sophomore
(less than 60 credits)


Phone: 435-879-4305

Office: HCC 131

Alicia Frank

Administrative Assistant, Nursing Department


Phone: 435-879-4810

Office: Taylor 302