• September 16th, 2024 to November 30th, 2024
  • Mondays and Wednesdays, 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm online
  • AND
  • Saturdays, 8:00 am to 3:30 pm in-person


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 the Prometric Testing Center.

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 to 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, COVID vaccinations, criminal background checks, and other requirements will be requested prior to beginning their clinical experience.

Contact Information

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.

Program Admission and Registration

Step 1: 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

  • August 14, 2024       Wednesday              4:00pm to 5:00pm               Via Zoom

Step 2:  Demonstrate you meet the prerequisite 
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 transcripts, placement test scores, diplomas, or certificates will suffice.

  • Completion of one semester (12 credits) of successful college-level coursework with a minimum of 2.0 cumulative GPA
  • Or completion of other vocational training (credit or non-credit) leading to a certificate
  • Or placement test score results within one year of the program start date demonstrating English competency level at English 100 or higher or equivalent (college level)

Step 3: Review, acceptance and registration
We will review all prerequisite submissions on a first-submitted, first-reviewed basis. If the student qualifies, student will receive information on how to register into the course. There is limited seating for this course.

Tuition Cost and Refund Policy

The tuition cost is $2,000 per student. Textbooks are included in the tuition and will be provided to students on the first day of class.

For students paying with their own funds, a 100% refund is given if cancellation of enrollment is made at least ten (10) business days before the start date of the course.  A 50% refund is given if the 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.