Long Term Care Nurse Aide Program


Selective Admissions

The Long-Term Care Nurse Aide Training program is a select admissions program; pre/co-requisite courses, examinations, test scores, and/or other required documentation are submitted and reviewed. Applicants are then selected and notified by the Nursing Department.


Admissions Procedures

  1. Apply and complete steps to become a Kapi‘olani CC student if you are currently not a student of the UH system. For assistance with getting started at the College, contact kapstart@hawaii.edu.
  2. Meet the program counselors to learn more about all the nursing pathways offered. Visit the Nursing Information Sessions webpage to connect with the Nursing Counselors for advising support as needed.
  3. Complete program requirements and apply to the program. For more information download the following links:
    1. Nurse Aide Program Schedule (pdf)
    2. Nurse Aide Admissions/Checklist (pdf)

Program Overview

The Long-Term Care Nurse Aide Certificate of Competence includes one course, NURS 100 & 100L (150 hours) that prepares entry-level nurse aides to provide basic nursing care to the elderly, ill, and disabled in the long-term care, subacute and home health settings. Students learn to give basic personal care, communicate with patients and staff, respect resident rights and provide physical and emotional support. 

Contact Information

Degree & Certificates

Certificate of Competence – Long Term Care Nurse Aide (6 credits)

Program Information

Program Student Learning Outcome

Upon successful completion of the Long-Term Care Nurse Aide program requirements, the student should be able to:

  1. Describe the roles and responsibilities of the nurse aide as a member of the health care team.
  2. Discuss ethical and legal principles and professional conduct in healthcare settings.
  3. Describe therapeutic communication techniques utilized with clients, families, and members of the health care team.
  4. Describe nurse aide interventions to support and maintain patient function and health and meet the emotional and physical requirements of special populations
  5. Perform effectively as a member of the healthcare team within the nurse aide scope of practice.
  6. Demonstrate professional conduct by applying ethical and legal principles to nurse aide care. .
  7. Demonstrate effective communication methods with clients, families, and other members of the health care team.
  8. Apply safe and proficient basic nursing care that supports and maintains patient function and health, respecting cultural diversity and individual preferences.

Licensure and State Authorization

Once the student has completed the Certificate of Competence in Long-Term Care Nurse Aide program and is eligible to complete the Hawaiʻi Nurse Aide Exam through Prometric to become a certified nurse aide in Hawai’i by the Hawaiʻi Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs (DCCA). Kapiʻolani Community College (Kapi‘olani CC) may not be able to confirm whether a particular program meets the professional licensure requirements outside of the State of Hawaiʻi. Kapiʻolani CC recommends the student contact the respective professional licensing board to determine the licensure requirements in the state in which the student lives.

Please be aware that our Kapi’olani campus offers two Nurse Aide programs

We offer the Certified Nurse Aide program through the Non-Credit Department and the Long-Term Care Nurse Aide program through the Credit Nursing Department. Both programs aim to help you meet the Certified Nurse Aide requirements in Hawai‘i, but they have different course schedules. We encourage you to explore both options to find the one that best suits your needs.


How can I obtain advising information about Kapi‘olani CC’s program?

We offer a variety of ways to learn about nursing programs at Kapi‘olani CC; pre-recorded videos, LIVE monthly zoom sessions, virtual drop-in advising hours, and a newsletter. Visit the Nursing Information Session webpage to access these resources.

When can I apply to enter the program?

Entry is continuous until all course sections are filled for the Spring/Fall semesters.

Are there any nurse aide training programs offered anywhere else?

The list of nurse aide training programs as approved by the state of Hawai’i may be found within the Prometric website and then click to “State Approved Training Programs/RN Listing.”

Do you offer non-credit courses in nursing?

Visit Continuing Education & Training for the current offering of non-credit courses.