Nursing Assistant Program

Certificate

Nursing assistants help registered nurses (RNs) and licensed practical nurses (LPNs) with providing patient care by performing many day-to-day tasks such as giving patient baths, providing routine skin care, measuring vital signs, and helping patients walk or move around. Nursing assistants generally work in a hospital, long-term care facility, or other healthcare agency.

24/7
support in the ICC Academic Support Center

Nursing assistants are in high demand by hospitals and long-term care facilities. Many of those who complete the program and pass the certification exam go on to work at an ICC clinical site partner. Working as a Certified Nursing Assistant opens the door to many other careers in health care.

A Quality Education

Nursing assistants are in high demand by hospitals and long-term care facilities. Many of those who complete the program and pass the certification exam go on to work at an ICC clinical site partner. Working as a Certified Nursing Assistant opens the door to many other careers in health care.

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Students must be at least 16 years of age to be admitted to the program. It’s a great way to get a jump start on a healthcare career.

Career Opportunities

Certified Nursing Assistant, Patient Care Technician (PCT), Activity Assistant, Caregiver, Home Health Aide

COMPLETION TIME

< 6 Months

if Full Time

1 Semesters
6 Total Credit Hours


What if I attend part-time?

Our Student Success Advisors help with an academic plan that works for you.

ESTIMATED COST

$930

+ supplies & fees

Based on 2022-23


What financial assistance can I receive?

Find the plan right for you by connecting with our Financial Aid office.

AVERAGE CLASS SIZE

20 Students

average per class

Small class sizes mean more individual attention and a higher rate of success.


View the College Catalog to see a complete list of classes for this program.

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How Do I Get Into the Nursing Assistant Program?

Whether you are in high school or wanting a career change, earning a Nursing Assistant Certificate is a great option to starting a career in health care. Talk to an Admissions representative to learn how to get started.

  1. Complete our quick admissions application. It’s free and easy!
  2. Submit the CNA interest form.
  3. Apply for financial aid (FAFSA).
  4. Apply for ICC Scholarships. Just 1 application for over 600 scholarships.
  5. High school coursework in English, math, and science is beneficial.
  6. ICC has partnerships with many area high schools for eligible students to earn a Nursing Assistant Certificate.

CNA Interest Form

The CNA program is taking names of students who show interest and would like more information. This is simply to show interest, not for enrollment in the program.

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What Can I Expect As a Nursing Assistant Student?

How Am I Going to Manage This?

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