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.

Getting Started

The Nursing Assistant program is a selective admission program that admits twice a year in the Spring and Fall. 

Program Cost

Please see the Approximate Program Cost for associated program expenses. CareerSource Chipola can assist with paying these costs.

Step One

Submit an Application for Admission to the college to the Admissions and Records Office by Aug. 11, 2023 for the Fall semester.

Step Two

The deadline for the CNA Application is July 30, 2023.

CNA classes for Fall 2023 are scheduled to begin Aug. 21, 2023.

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.

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.