Nursing Aide Training Programs

The Nurse Aide Training Program is offered with two options, non-credit or credit.  Both programs are state-approved 150-hour courses combining lecture, lab, and clinical experience to prepare entry-level students in learning 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, COVID vaccinations, criminal background check, and other requirements will be requested prior to beginning their clinical experience.

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Certified Nurse Aide Training Program

Non-Credit Program

  • Hybrid (Online and in-person)
  • No college credits are provided
  • Taught by Prometric approved instructor in the continuing education department

Learn more about Health Education Non-Credit: Nurse Aide Training

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Long-Term Nurse Aide Training Program

Credit Program

  • 6 credit course
  • In-person
  • Must apply or be a continuing student of the UH-System
  • Taught by Prometric approved instructor in the nursing department

Learn more about Nurse Aide Training for credit

Contact Information

For non-credit program

HENC Program Coordinator: Martin Chong,

For credit program

Nursing Department:,
(808) 734-9305


Between non-credit vs credit nurse aide program

  • Both programs are 150 hours of contact time
  • Both programs mirror each other content wise
  • Both programs are broken down into theory, lab, and clinical
  • Both programs lead to a certificate of competency
  • Successful completion of either program qualifies a student to sit for the state certification test