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Certified Nursing Assistant

Course number : HWFE 102   ID : 2449   
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What Will I Learn?

Students will learn about human anatomy and physiology, observing patients, basic patient care principles, patients' legal rights, tracking and reporting patient information, and safety protocols.


The Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) course prepares the student to provide hands-on personal care in numerous settings, such as:
  • hospital
  • long-term care
  • assisted living
  • home health
  • or hospice.
This course meets the Federal and Idaho State requirements for the training of CNAs.
The class consists of 88 hours of classroom/lab and 32 hours of clinical experience led by an RN instructor.
Opportunities abound for immediate employment and it is a great foundation for many other health care professions, such as nursing, radiology technologist, and surgical technologist.

Additional costs:

  • Textbook: $54.50
  • BLS CPR Certification: $15 (If not already certified)
  • Background check: $50
  • Complio Registration: $20
  • Tests: Manual Skills: $65.00 Written: $50.00
Cost may vary on the following:
  • Scrubs 
  • Analog wristwatch with a second hand
  • Closed toe shoes
  • 3-Ring binder and pen
  • Drug Screen
  • TB test 
  • Influenza vaccine

Admission Requirements

With new requirements being requested by our industry partners we are now requesting the following to be completed by students prior to enrolling in a CNA course.
  • Student creates an account with American Databank for background check ($50)
  • Student creates an account with Complio within American Databank for immunization tracker ($20 one-year subscription)
The next three bulleted items need to be uploaded to the Complio account:
  • Immunizations (TB immunization and Flu vaccination) 
  • CSI Background Consent Form
  • CSI Drug Screen Consent Form
  • 7 Panel Drug Screen
After Completion of Admission Requirements

Once complete with all requirements, the student should notify HSHS office staff for CNA course registration steps:

Lee Ann Erickson

Rae Jean Larsen

Walk Away With

Upon successfully completing the course, the student is qualified to take the skills and written exam which will place them on the Idaho CNA registry.
  • Manual Skills Test consists of the performance of 5 to 7 randomly assigned procedures that nursing assistants have learned in the training program.
  • Written Skills Test is usually conducted on a bi-weekly basis in the CSI testing center located in the Meyerhoffer building. Registration prior to the exam is required.
Idaho Health & Welfare maintains a list or Registry of all CNAs.
To remain active on the Registry, the individual must be employed as a nursing assistant at least once during each 2-year period.
Prior to the expiration date listed on the Registry, a renewal application will be mailed to the nursing assistant. The date of most recent employment, or current employment, determines the next date of expiration. Nursing assistants who have not been employed for longer than two years need to repeat the manual skills and written competency testing to regain active status on the Registry.stry.
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Class Details

77 Session(s)
Days of the Week :Multiple Days of the Week :
  Online 24/7.  
  Weekly - Wed, Fri.  

Location : HSHS-Health Science Human Services Building Location : 
  HSHS-Health Science Human Services Building.

Instructor : Multiple Instructor :
 1.Chris  2.Jody 



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Registration Closes On
Saturday, October 12, 2024 @ 12:00 AM

Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s) Instructional Method
10/14/2024 - 12/12/2024 Online 24/7 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM N/A - Online Jody  ; Chris  Online
10/16/2024 - 12/11/2024 Weekly - Wed, Fri 05:00 PM - 10:00 PM Twin Falls, HSHS-Health Science Human Services Building  Map, Room: 158-Classroom Jody  ; Chris  Classroom

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