Nursing Assistant & Related Fields Certificate Programs

A certified nursing assistant (CNA) provides direct care to patients. CNAs take vital signs and help patients bathe, dress, and eat. They work under the supervision of a registered nurse (RN) or licensed practical nurse (LPN). CNAs and other nursing aides are a crucial part of the healthcare system.

If you want to become a CNA, you can typically earn a certificate within a year. This credential is a smart first step toward pursuing advanced study and becoming a registered nurse. Other nursing aides, such as LPNs, require different certification and licensing.

There are plenty of online, campus, and hybrid programs available for those interested in pursuing a CNA, LPN, or nursing aide certification. Use the links below to navigate our list of programs.

CNA certificate and diploma programs are relatively brief, requiring only 12 to 18 months of full-time study. The programs in this list are offered in both hybrid and traditional formats, with flexible scheduling, allowing you to work towards your degree on your timetable. We also offer information about LPN certificate programs and other related fields.

ECPI University

ECPI University – Accredited By SACS

Diploma in Practical Nursing: “ECPI University offers a Practical Nursing program that can prepare you to become an important part of the healthcare team, working under the supervision of doctors and registered nurses. After completing the program, graduates should be able to: Participate in the delivery of care to clients and families; Use critical thinking skills to safely perform necessary and affective nursing skills; and Communicate effectively with clients, families, and members of the healthcare team. Through our year-round program, you can earn an LPN diploma in just 15 months.” Click Here to request information about this program.


Mildred Elley

Mildred Elley – Accredited By ACICS

Certificate in Practical Nursing: “The Practical Nursing Certificate program is a credit-bearing, college-level program that prepares its college graduates for licensure as a practical nurse (LPN). Graduates of this LPN program will be well prepared for successful passing of the NCLEX-PN examination, licensure as an LPN, and subsequent employment in the field. Our LPN program is comprehensive, designed to give you the clinical and lab skills necessary to become a successful LPN.” Click Here to request information about this program.


Vista College

Vista College – Accredited By COE

Diploma in Vocational/Practical Nursing: “Our LVN/LPN (Licensed Vocational Nurse/Licensed Practical Nurse) training program will prepare you to care for people who are sick, injured, disabled or recovering. Through classroom and laboratory work, your hands-on studies will include real-world instruction in: Health Science, Pharmacology, Nursing Skills, Professional Development, Child Health Nursing, Maternal Newborn Nursing, and more. Our LPN/LVN training can prepare you to take and pass the NCLEX-PN, obtain your license, and begin your career immediately.” Click Here to request information about this program.


Harris School of Business

Harris School of Business – Accredited By ACICS

Certificate in Nursing Assistant: “At the Harris School, the Certified Nurses Aide (CNA) curriculum requires students to complete 60 hours of classroom-based courses and 40 hours of clinical time.This two-part approach to the curriculum, with both classroom learning and clinical learning, gives students a solid background to prepare for the Connecticut Nurses Aide state exam. Students who do well in their courses and pass the state exam are equipped with the skills and knowledge they need to begin a career as a CNA.” Click Here to request information about this program.


Ultimate Medical Academy

Ultimate Medical Academy – Accredited By ABHES

Certificate in Nursing Assistant: “Ultimate Medical Academy’s fastest path to a healthcare career is the eight week Nursing Assistant program. Gain knowledge through classroom lectures, and at a hands-on externship at a local healthcare facility. In this program, you’ll learn how to assist patients with daily care, moving/transfers, and nutrition, in addition to becoming familiar with medical records, documentation, CPR, first aid, medical terminology, and emergency assessment. This curriculum includes training to help you prepare to pass the Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) exam.” Click Here to request information about this program.


Jolie Hair and Beauty Academy

Jolie Hair and Beauty Academy – Accredited By NACCAS

Certificate in Nursing Assistant: “The nursing assistant school program at Jolie Academy is a great first step towards a rewarding career in the nursing field. This program provides students with nurse aide training in: Anatomy and physiology; Medical terminology; Basic nursing skills; Personal care skills; Infection control; Care of the cognitively impaired; and Safety and emergency procedures. Upon completion of the program, graduates may apply for jobs as nursing assistants, home health aides, caregivers or personal care assistants.” Click Here to request information about this program.

All Certificate In Licensed Practical Nursing Programs By State

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