Program Admissions

Program Admissions

Admission Requirements
Course Details
Program Cost
How to Register
Required Materials
Health Requirements

Admission Requirements

Students who register for classes should be familiar with the admission requirements as outlined below.

Nurse Assistant classes are taught each semester with a variety of days and hours to fit most everyone’s schedule. Classes are taught off campus at the Taylor Health Science Center or the Hurricane Education Center. Most classes run the full semester, but some classes are on the block schedule. Other classes may be available at different locations depending on the specific semester. Check the current class schedule for information.

 Course Details

  • Nurse Assistant Course: 4 credit hours
    • NURS 1005 Nurse Assistant: minimum of 76 hours of lecture and labs
    • NURS 1007 Nurse Assistant Clinical: minimum of 24 hours of clinical
  • Prepares students in the knowledge, skills, and responsibilities required for certification as a nursing assistant by the state of Utah.

 Program Cost

  • The tuition and student fees for the 4 credit hour class are approximately $800.00.
  • The admission fee is $50.00. (Immunization and requirement tracking)
  • The laboratory fee is $30.00.
  • The textbook and workbook cost approximately $100.00.
    • Cost is less depending on new/used or rental option.
  • Other costs vary and may include uniforms, health requirements ($200-$400), and optional liability insurance.

How To Register

  • Complete the Dixie State University application process.
    • If you are taking just the CNA course, you may apply as a non-degree seeking student.
  • Register for both NURS 1005 and NURS 1007.
    • You must register for both courses at the same time or you will receive an error message.
  • Labs are included with the classroom time.
  • Clinical rotations are scheduled after classroom study begins.
  • Pay tuition at cashier’s office before the deadline.
  • For questions, contact the CNA Program Advisor

Required Materials

  • Textbook and Workbook
  • Blood pressure cuff
  • Stethoscope
  • Scrubs
  • Shoes
    • Medical, professional, or athletic footwear is required
    • Must be closed-toe

Health Requirements

Video Presentation of Requirements

Must submit documentation via online upload by the deadline listed in the syllabus (generally at/before 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
  • Optional: BLS Certification (CPR with AED)
    • May be taken through the EMS Program
      • To schedule, call 435-879-4951

 For questions about immunizations, email