CNA Program Admissions

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 or the Hurricane Education Center. Other classes may be available at different locations depending on the specific semester.

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.  (See the cost breakdown here.)
    • The tuition and fees for a 4.0 credit course is approximately $900.
    • The course fee is $30 (laboratory).
    • There is a $50 fee for immunization and paperwork tracking (not covered by tuition).
    • Other costs not covered by tuition vary and include background check ($59), drug screen ($30), vaccinations and/or blood work proving immunity ($100-300).
What are the required materials?
  • TEXTBOOK – Carter, P. J. (2016). Lippincott textbook for nursing assistants: A humanistic
    approach to caregiving (4th ed.). Philadelphia: Wolters Kluwer.
  • WORKBOOK – Carter, P. J. (2016). Lippincott workbook for nursing assistants: A humanistic
    approach to caregiving (4th ed.). Philadelphia: Wolters Kluwer.
  • UNIFORM
    • 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.
  • ADDITIONAL MATERIALS
    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
      • For questions, contact the CNA Advisor at 435-652-7697
  • 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 beyound registration and tuition payment. However, if you’d like to get ahead and reduce your out-of-pocket costs, follow the Pre-Admission Checklist. All other items must be completed after coursework begins.

 Pre-Admission Checklist

For questions about the CNA Program, email cna@dixie.edu