Nursing assistants enjoy rewarding careers under the supervision of nursing and medical staff. They are trained to identify and meet basic patient care needs for the safety, comfort and daily activities of patients―including feeding, bathing, dressing, grooming and transporting them.

Once You Complete the Program

Graduates seek employment in a hospital, rehabilitation center, long-term care facility, physician's office, or private home. 

Nursing Assistant program graduates may sit for the Nursing Assistant Certification Exam (NACE), written and clinical, for a fee of $155. 

Getting Started

The Nursing Assistant program is a selective admission program.

Step One

Submit an Application for Admission to the college to the Admissions and Records Office by Aug. 5 for the fall 2021 semester.

Step Two

The deadline for the CNA Application Fall 2021 is Aug. 30.

CNA classes for the Fall 2021 semester begin Sept. 8.

Chipola accepts applications through the last day of registration as listed in the college calendar; however, applications that are submitted earlier improve registration opportunities in desired classes.