Certified Nurse Aide (CNA) training is in high demand in an Alaskan market where employees with this skill are in short supply. It is also a stable avenue for entry into the health care industry.
University of Alaska Southeast CNA training is a one semester, nine-credit course designed to train entry-level workers in the basic skills needed to assist nurses and to be efficient health care team members.
Students who complete the course qualify to sit for the Alaska State Certification Exam for Nursing Assistants. A minimum of 75 lecture hours and 80 lab/clinical hours are included.
UAS Sitka Campus offers the CNA program during both fall and spring semesters. It is a blended, semester-long course (meaning that students complete some of the coursework online and also attend weekly in-person lab sessions and a clinical practicum).
The sections are scheduled to allow for high school student enrollment. We recommend that students possess basic computer skills in order to be successful in this course.
Ninety eight percent of all University of Alaska Southeast CNA program graduates have passed the state exam, and students are reporting immediate employment in their communities.
This program requires 9 credit hours of course work:
The Certified Nurse Aid training is open to students still in high school.
During the first week of class students must submit:
- A medical exam form that includes record of required immunizations or a blood titer demonstrating immunity
- A background check (students who have been convicted of any criminal offenses other than minor traffic violations must contact us before registering)
- Proof of a United States high school graduation/GED, or a score of 55 or higher on a reading placement exam
Students who do not complete these requirements will be dropped from the class.