Looking for a career in the medical field? A CNA career offers many opportunities! Nursing Assistant classes are the perfect way to obtain the basic medical knowledge and gain a jump-start on a health-related career.
Successful completion of the five- to eight-week program positions graduates for employment in a hospital, nursing home, home health agency, or other medical facility. Graduates of the program will be eligible to apply for the Arkansas State CNA exam.
Prospective students will be required to:
- Attend a mandatory orientation.
Upon acceptance, students will be required to:
- Register for Black River Technical College and complete all entrance requirements, including college placement test.
- Provide proof of Tetanus vaccine and negative Tuberculosis test or chest x-ray.
- Provide state drivers license or photo ID, Social Security Number and home address.
- Complete the Child Maltreatment Reporter Training (www.ar.mandatedreporter.org).
- Pass drug screen(s).
Class size is limited to 24 students. If more than 24 prospective students attend orientation a selection exam will be given. Acceptance, Alternate, or Denial letters are handed out at orientation. Applicants accepted into the program may be eligible to apply for sponsorship to help cover the cost of the course.
For more information about the nursing assistant program, contact the following:
Holli Nitzsche, RN
870-248-4000, ext. 4115
Holly Winslow, RN
870-239-0969 Ext. 5045
Dana Clay, Administrative Assistant
870-248-4000, Ext. 4150
2019 CNA Class Schedule
Fall 2019 Class schedule:
Day Class: August 26th-September 26th. Orientation will be July 18, 2019 at 10:00 am at the Health Science Complex room HSC 136. Classes will run Monday-Thursday 8:30 am- 3:30 pm. Clinical hours (4 days total with some weekends) 6:45 am to 3:15 pm.
8 Week Day Class: 10/14-12/10/2019. Orientation will be held Sept 4th @ 8:30 am in HSC 136. This class will run 8 weeks, 12:30 to 3:30, with weekend 8 hour clinical days (4).
Fall 2019 Class Schedule:
8 Week Day Class: 09/12-11/14/2019. Orientation will be held August 28th @ 3:00 pm in PAC 113. This class will run 8 weeks, 12:30 to 3:30, with weekend 8 hour clinical days (4).