Certified Nurse Aide

Program Description

The non-credit Certified Nurse Aide is a state-approved 150-hour course combining lecture, lab, and clinical experience to prepare entry-level students in learning the basic nursing care for the elderly, the ill, and the disabled in long-term care, sub-acute, and home health settings. Students completing the training successfully will be eligible to sit for the certification exam to become certified nurse aides (CNAs).

All students will need to have current CPR and First Aid certifications and student liability insurance prior to enrollment. Other health documents and immunizations, criminal background checks, and other requirements will be requested prior to beginning their clinical experience.

Spring 2023

  • Spring 2023—January 23rd, 2023 to March 25th, 2023
  • Mondays and Wednesdays, 6:30pm to 9:30pm and Saturdays, 8:30am to 3:30pm
  • Classroom conducted online through Zoom with in-person lab and clinic experience

Program Admission and Registration

Step one: Attend a mandatory information session
Please attend a mandatory information session conducted online through Zoom during one of the following dates and times. No appointment is needed. If you do not have the Zoom application on your device, please be sure to download and create your account.

Zoom meeting link — https://tinyurl.com/KAP21RHEP
Or use Zoom meeting ID number: 930 4729 9098

  • November 2, 2022 Wednesday 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm Via Zoom
  • December 7, 2022 Wednesday 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm Via Zoom
  • January 11, 2023 Wednesday 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm Via Zoom

Step Two: Demonstrate you have met the prerequisites
To qualify for program entry, you must meet the following prerequisite with supporting documentation provided to the program coordinator AFTER attending an information session. Documents will not be accepted before or during the information session that you plan to attend. You may send these electronically. Student copies of college transcripts, placement test scores, degrees, or diplomas will suffice.

  • Prerequisite: 9th grade English Level Reading

Step Three: Review, acceptance, and registration
We will review all prerequisite submissions on a first submitted, first reviewed basis. If a student qualifies, the student will receive information on how to register for the course. There is limited seating for this course.

Tuition Cost, Tuition Assistance, and Refund Policy

The tuition cost is $2,900 per student. Textbooks are included in the tuition and will be provided to students on the first day of class.

Some tuition assistance programs are available. The UH-HANA Career Pathways Grant for tuition assistance will be discussed at the scheduled information sessions. Those who qualify may enroll tuition-free.

For students paying with their own funds, a 100% refund is given if the cancellation of enrollment is made at least ten (10) business days before the start date of the course.  A 50% refund is given if cancellation is made five to nine business days before the start of the course.  No refunds will be given if cancellation is made less than five business days prior to the start of the course. 


All students who complete this program successfully will receive a UH Certificate of Competence and be eligible to take the CNA certification exam offered through Prometric Testing Center.

Contact Information

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