Program Admissions

Program Admissions

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.

Admission Checklist

Students who register for classes must submit this program checklist to the department secretary before starting the course. Email checklists to

 Course Details

  • Nurse Assistant Course: 4 credit hours
    • NURS 1005 Nurse Assistant: 76 hours of lecture and labs per semester
    • NURS 1007 Nurse Assistant Clinical: 24 hours of clinical per semester
  • 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, and 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.
  • Clinicals are scheduled at the time of registration.
  • 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

Must complete and turn in documentation to the nursing department by the deadline listed in the syllabus (approximately 2-3 weeks after the semester begins).

  • Vaccinations
    • MMR
      • 2 immunizations OR titer showing immunity to each disease
    • Hepatitis B
      • Series of 3 vaccinations
      • Required for DSU’s ADN Program
    • TDaP (Tetanus, Diphtheria, & Pertusis)
      • Proof of 1 TDaP vaccination after age 10
      • DTaP/TD do not substitute
    • Chicken Pox (Varicella)
      • 2 immunizations OR titer showing immunity
      • Status of “Had Disease” or “Immune” on any document besides a laboratory blood test with antibody level is not accepted.
    •  Tuberculosis
      • Titer showing immunity OR Proof of TWO separate TB skin tests (PPD/TST) within 12 months of each other both with a negative result
        • 3-4 visits
    • Annual Flu Vaccination
      • Must be done AFTER both TB skin tests
      • August through March
  • Drug Screen & Background Check completed after start of semester
  • BLS Certification (CPR with AED)
    • Strongly Recommended
      • Required for Hospital Rotation
      • Required for ADN Program
    • May be taken through the EMS Program at the Taylor Building
      • To Schedule, call 435-879-4951

 For questions about immunizations and titers, email